Post-Bariatric Surgery in Los Angeles
The journey to a new body does not always end with losing the excess fat. Many men and women will face challenges with loose, sagging skin even once the extra weight and fat has been shed – whether by bariatric surgery or traditional weight loss methods. It can be extremely frustrating to overcome one obstacle just to face another immediately after, especially when the skin refuses to tighten up despite your consistency with diet and exercise. Excess skin will not go away without some help from surgery. To finally add the finishing, sculpting touch to the body you’ve been working hard for, our Los Angeles body contouring after major weight loss surgery may be just what you’re looking for.
How Does Body Contouring Work?
Body contouring is a method of surgery designed to reduce excess skin in order to provide men and women with a tighter contouring of their bodies. Once the skin has been stretched out, whether by obesity or pregnancy, it loses its elasticity and resists tightening up once your body reverts to its slimmer shape. Because of this, surgery is needed to remove the excess skin and flatten out the flab and areas of hanging skin.
There are a few different body contouring procedures that can be used based on your body’s area(s) of need. Our highly-trained plastic surgeons in Los Angeles performs the following body contouring treatments at Wave Plastic Surgery:
Each one of these procedures works to remove excess skin in their respective areas through a carefully made incision. We can also supplement your body contouring procedure with liposuction if you are still facing small areas of problem fat. Following your consultation, one of our doctors may recommend a combination of these procedures in order to achieve your desired results.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from a Body Contouring Procedure?
The recovery time following your body contouring procedure will vary based on factors such as which procedures were performed and whether they were performed as a single surgery or spread over time. You will experience some bruising and swelling after your procedure and your scars will appear very visible. However, as your body continues to heal, your incision lines will continue to fade and should for the most part be easily hidden beneath your clothing. To maintain your new body, it is important to continue making healthy choices and get regular exercise. You would not want to go back to gaining weight after all you have accomplished, would you?
Losing the excess skin after weight loss surgery has played a significant role in boosting the self-confidence of many of our patients. You will be able to enjoy a trip to the California coast without worry or embarrassment as you walk the beach in that bikini or swim trunks you’ve been waiting to test out.
Begin Your Body Contouring Surgery Today
Give us a call today to schedule your body contouring consultation with Wave Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles