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Body Contouring after Major Weight LossWhen a person loses a lot of weight quickly, he or she will often have loose and saggy skin that’s been stretched out—and that’s where body contouring comes into play. Through surgical body contouring, a person’s sagging fat and skin can be removed to create a smooth, tight look. Useful on various parts of the body, from the face to the abdomen, thighs, arms and breasts, this procedure is a great way to restore a normal-looking appearance.
How Does Body Contouring Work?The best candidates for body contouring are typically healthy, nonsmoking adults whose weight loss has reached a place of stability and who have a positive outlook on life. Here’s how the procedure works:
- Anesthesia: The patient undergoes either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia before the surgical procedure, with the goal of keeping him or her comfortable and pain-free during contouring.
- Incisions: Based upon the targeted section of the body, incisions are made to remove excess skin and fat. If multiple parts of the body are being contoured, multiple surgeries may be required, performed over an ongoing period of time.