Benefits of Body Contouring After Weight Loss
Body contouring surgery helps to improve your appearance by removing areas of severely stretched skin and tissue following major weigh loss. Typically performed in stages, body contouring gives you a smoother, firmer physique as well as an improved self-image, and is considered the final phase in your weight loss experience.
Are You A Candidate For Body Contouring?
The best candidates for Body Contouring are healthy men and women who have undergone a massive weight loss transformation, or those who have undergone weight reduction surgery once their weight has stabilized.
Body Contouring Treatment Areas:
- Face, neck and jowls
- Upper arms
- Abdominal area including sides and lower back
- Buttocks, groin and thighs
During your initial consultation Dr. Margoles will discuss your body contouring options in detail including:
Based on your desired outcome, she will recommend which procedures that will best help to maximize your goals. Dr. Margoles will also talk to you about cost, what to expect during and after the procedure, medications, and recovery time, and follow-up appointments. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Body Contouring Surgery Details
Body contouring procedures are performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and may require an overnight hospital stay. The length of your procedure will vary depending on which procedure or procedures you have chosen.
During each procedure Dr. Margoles will strategically place incisions so they may be concealed. The size and shape of the incision will depend on the location and how much excess skin needs to be removed.
Body Contouring Aftercare & Recovery
You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
After your surgery, dressings will be wrapped around the treated area to minimize swelling and help support your new contour. Small tubes may be used to help drain excess fluid. Dr. Margoles and her team will provide you with detailed post-surgery instructions.
Some discomfort is common, but prescription medication will help ease the pain. Recovery times vary but on average will take between 7-14 days. However, your healing will continue for many weeks and strenuous activities should be avoided during this time.
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
Contact Us To Learn More About Body Contouring & Schedule A Consultation
Ready to take the next step? If you are interested in learning more about body contouring or scheduling your consultation with Dr. Margoles please call us at: (203) 869-2939. Our Greenwich office is located minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway making us easily accessible to patients from Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.