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Body Contouring After Weight Loss


Body Contouring Surgery 

Your skin gets affected if there is a significant change in your body weight. Whether you gain excessive weight or lose massive weight, it takes a toll on your skin’s elasticity.

With the accumulation of the fat tissues, the skin stretches itself to accommodate the fat over time. When you lose a significant amount of weight, the skin springs back into place. This may cause stretch marks and the significant weight loss results in folds of skin on the thighs, lower stomach, chin, arms, or breasts.

The most common changes that occur as a result of the massive weight loss are:
  • Breasts get flattened with the nipples pointing downwards
  • Loose and sagging upper arms
  • The abdominal area gets extended around the sides
  • Sagging thighs, groin and buttocks


In this scenario, body contouring surgery can remove the extra skin after weight loss and save you from the embarrassment of loose and hanging skin around your body. The surgery is an effective option that removes the excess skin and tightens loose skin. The best way to determine if the surgery is right for you is to learn more about the procedure and what to expect.

In this article, you will get the right information for you to consider body contouring surgery at the right time.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a surgical procedure that helps in removing excess skin that exercise and diet may not able to remove. The procedure helps in creating a well-proportioned and smooth body appearance.

The common body contouring procedures available:
·       Arm Lift or Brachioplasty removes excess skin and tissue that reshapes the upper arm (from the underarm region to the elbow)

·       Breast Lifts contour and reshapes sagging breasts.

·      Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty reduces the excess fat and skin around the tummy and tightens the stomach muscles. The main goal of the procedure is to create a smoother, flatter and improve the overall appearance of the abdomen.

·    A thigh lift removes excess tissues that reshape the legs for better-proportioned and a smoother contour lower body.

How does body contouring help you?

The excess skin that exists following a weight loss surgery, health risks like infection and skin conditions such as itching, rashes, and/or chafing may affect you.

It may also result in general discomfort, self-consciousness, and clothes not fitting properly. Body contouring helps in alleviating these symptoms that lead you to live a more comfortable life.

Many people have been benefited by the procedure that has greatly improved their body image and self-confidence.


Body Lift   Before-After 

Who is a good candidate for body contouring?

If you have undergone weight loss surgery and have excess body skin, you may be a candidate for body contouring procedure. The ideal candidates are the ones who:
  • Has lost 40 to 50% of the excess body weight
  • Have stable body weight for at least 3 months
  • Suffer from droopy and loose skin around your abdomen or any other part of the body
  • Does not have any medical conditions that may impair post-surgical healing
  • Are Non-Smokers
  • Are above 18
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Do not plan to become pregnant after the surgery
  • Have realistic expectations from the surgery.
Before the procedure, you will be assessed by the medical team to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure.

How is the body contouring surgery carried out? Are there risks?

The surgery is generally carried out under general anaesthesia. Depending on the location and amount of excess skin, the surgeon will make an incision in the area to be treated. After the removal of the excess skin, the surgeon will connect the skin with skin adhesives and sutures.

Like any other procedure, even body contouring procedure has few risks that include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing and\or scarring.

What happens after body contouring surgery?

Every patient’s journey is different; therefore, the progress varies with patient to patient. The outcomes are different and depend on the removal of the extra skin. But every patient should compulsorily follow the before and after instructions given by the plastic surgeon.

The patient will need to modify activities after surgery in the 6-8 weeks. Wearing compression garments may be recommended for a few months after surgery. These garments are recommended to decrease the swelling at the incision site that helps in the healing process.  

Cost of Body Contouring in India

The cost of plastic surgery in India is a fraction of what it costs to get the body contouring surgery done in any Western countries. Despite the additions of flight and accommodation costs, the cost of body contouring procedure is much cheaper than undergoing the procedure in any other Western country.

Even if the cost of the surgery is cheap, the quality of the treatment is not compromised by any means. India is home to a few of the best plastic surgery hospitals and some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the world that are board-certified and highly experienced.

Moreover, the patient can combine the trip with a visit to an exotic location in India which most of the travellers love to do before or after their surgery.

For more information, you can write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 9320036777 (India) or +1 8772702448 (US Toll-Free) or chat with us at Skype @ Indicure

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