Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure done to improve a patient’s appearance by removing excess fat and skin and reshaping and sometimes strengthening the underlying tissues. It is most often done on people who have lost massive amounts of weight. In many cases, such patients are left with sagging skin that doesn’t have enough elasticity to conform to the new and smaller shape of the patient.
Who is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring Procedures?
The ideal candidate will be a healthy adult with realistic expectations. They should be at a healthy and stable weight. They should have maintained the same weight for a set amount of time, since weight fluctuations can undo the results of the surgery.
Similarly, major health problems can make the surgery more difficult and increase the risks of complications. As such, good candidates are in good overall health.
What Happens During the Consultation?
During the consultation, you will meet with our plastic surgeon to discuss your hopes and goals. Our surgeon will also take a detailed patient history, during which he will ask about any medical conditions, current medications and supplements.
Our surgeon can then describe various options, and he will advise you on what you need to do to prepare for the surgery. He will make sure that you have a realistic idea of what to expect, as well as answer any questions you may have.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of a body contouring procedure can last for years, providing the patient maintains a healthy and stable weight. Body contouring does not stop the aging process, so the patient may start to sag in some areas as they get older. They will, however, still enjoy most of the original improvements.
Make an Appointment with Our Plastic Surgeon
Body contouring may be just what you have been looking for to take your figure to the next level this year. Make an appointment with Dr. Hanemann at Hanemann Plastic Surgery to see if you are a candidate for body contouring. Our office is conveniently located in Baton Rouge, LA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!