It feels great for you to achieve any goal that you have set. This includes weight loss. However, losing weight may impact your body in different ways. The most stubborn of all is being left with excess skin. It can happen whether you lose your weight through dietary choices or exercise, bariatric surgery, or lipo. The results are usually loose skin, which always reminds you of your previous weight in an unpleasant way.
You may turn to alternatives such as essential oils, to naturally tone and tighten the loose skin. Many of those procedures don’t work, and that’s where body contouring comes in. Body contour helps in; arm lifting, breast lifting, facelifts, tummy tucks, medial thigh lifting, and lower body lifting.
Here is an outline of the steps in this effective procedure;
First step – Anesthesia
The first step is the administration of medicines that will make you comfortable during your surgical procedure. You can choose to either have general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation administered. According to your doctor’s assessment, he or she will recommend the best choice between the two.
Second step- The incision
Generally, all of these procedures need large incisions to remove the excess skin. In most cases, the incisions may prove extensive. The length and pattern of the incision are dependent on the location, and amount of the excess skin is removed. Your personal preference and your doctor’s judgment also matter. Advancement in technologies allows for strategic placement of the incisions, such that they can be inconspicuous under most clothes. However, this is not always the case.
Body contouring procedures
- Body Lift
A full lift of your lower body treats your sagging bum, waist, hips, abdomen, and outer thigh. This is done all in a single procedure. The pattern of the incisions vary and may include an incision around the circumference of your body. This is done to get rid of the excess skin and fat.
- Breast Lift
These incisions may include one or a combination of incisions made in a circular pattern, around your areola. It’s made in a line running from your areola to your breast crease, and also in a horizontal line along the breast crease.
- Arm Lift
The sagging skin on your upper arms is removed through an incision in your underarm running from the inside, or the back of your underarm. More incisions on your arms may be needed if you have excess fats in other places.
- Thigh Lift
The sculpting of your inner thighs is reached through incisions in your groin that may extend from the inseam of your thigh, towards the knee. On the outer thigh, the incision may run from your groin towards your hip.
Body contouring is a great way to achieve your desired weight. You can find out more about it, and decide whether it is right for you.