Congratulations! You have lost weight either through diet and exercise or weight reduction surgery. However, you may be dissatisfied with the loose, sagging skin and underlying tissues that are unable to retract to your new body size. Additionally, your breasts, upper arms, and other regions of your body can sag and develop unsightly hanging characteristics.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring eliminates excess sagging skin and fat, improving the tone and shape of your body. It addresses the underlying tissues that support your skin and results in a redefined body with optimal contours. Body contouring may involve several procedures, including arm lift, thigh lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and more. Many patients think of body contouring as their final step in their weight loss experience.
Body contouring may also include a facelift for those who have lost weight and are now experiencing sagging skin on the face. A facelift will tighten underlying muscles and tissue, resulting in a slimmer, more youthful looking appearance.
Am I a good candidate for Body Contouring in Fort Myers?
An open and honest consultation with Dr. Brueck is necessary before deciding to undergo body contouring. Your weight needs to be stabilized before the procedure for ideal results. If you continue to lose weight, sagging skin and fat will redevelop. If you gain weight after the procedure, you will stress your thinned, stretched skin causing more stretch marks and wider scars from surgery. Before body contouring, you need to commit yourself to a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
What can I expect after Body Contouring?
The results of body contouring are immediate while continuing to improve over the course of a year. Body contouring does involve visible scars, but the overall results are relatively permanent as long as you maintain your stable weight.
How long is recovery following Body Contouring?
After completing your body contouring procedure, you will be dressed in bandages and a compression garment. A small tube may be placed under the skin to collect any blood or fluid buildup to minimize complications. It is critical to follow Dr. Brueck’s specific aftercare instructions for a positive recovery and recovery time.
Find the procedure or combination of procedures that's right for you post-bariatric surgery. Contact Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 for your cosmetic consultation. Dr. Brueck serves patients in and around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and other areas of Florida.