Body Contouring Procedures
Conveniently located to serve San Ramon, Danville, and Walnut Creek
Dr. Paul Wotowic specializes in cosmetic procedures and strives to deliver world-class non-surgical skin tightening in San Ramon, CA. Dr. Paul Wotowic can provide you with a beautiful and natural-looking appearance.
Following weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported:
- Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
- Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward
- Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang
- Buttocks, groin, and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin
Surgical body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin.
The result is a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours. This is, in essence, the final phase of your total weight loss experience. Numerous procedures can be discussed with your surgeon to figure out which one is right for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss?
The best candidates for body contouring after major weight loss are healthy individuals whose weight has stabilized. Make sure you are at your ideal weight before considering any body contouring procedure. For a safe procedure, it is recommended that body contouring patients have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30.
Body contouring candidates must be in good physical health with no medical conditions that could impair healing or cause excessive bleeding. Smoking and drinking alcohol must be avoided before body contouring procedures, since they can affect the recovery process.
Body contouring is best for people who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Results will be different for everyone, and it is important to have a positive outlook with realistic goals.
How to Prepare for Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Arrange for time off work and transportation after the procedure in advance. Have a companion assist you and prepare meals in advance. Make sure to prepare your resting area with enough pillows for support.
The Recovery Process
Follow Dr. Wotowic’s directions closely during recovery. This will include taking prescribed medications as directed and avoiding physically taxing activities until cleared to resume them.
Swelling and bruising will be present following body contouring after major weight loss. Wear the recommended compression garments to speed up your healing process and decrease swelling at the incision sites. Cold compresses can also be used to decrease swelling.
To find out more you can contact Wotowic Plastic Surgery via our convenient online form or by calling us at 925-866-6778.
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