(After Weight Loss)
If you are among the rapidly growing number of Americans who have successfully shed a significant amount of weight, you have a great deal to be proud of. All too often, unfortunately, the self-satisfaction this great accomplishment should bring is diminished by the large amount of unwanted skin patients are left with. Modern techniques for body contouring help address these issues, allowing patients to thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle their more healthy weight allows.
The best candidates for body contouring are healthy patients whose weight loss is complete and whose weight has been stable for at least 4-6 months. This ensures that all skin contraction that may occur naturally will be stable at the time of surgery, as well as limiting the possibility that a second surgery will be required if further weight is lost. We advise our weight loss patients to have a full work-up with their primary physician prior to surgery so that health can be optimized before surgery, maximizing the safety of the procedure.