Surgical Body Contouring is a procedure that removes excess sagging skin and fat as a result of massive weight loss.
After massive weight loss, body contouring surgery or body lift surgery is usually required to remove excess sagging skin and fat whilst improving the shape of the underlying supporting tissue.
Body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck, breast lift or lower body lift, may help improve your body shape and tone. Body contouring can also help with skin hygiene by reducing the incidence of skin rash and infection that can form between the folds of excess skin in some patients.
Body contouring is often performed in stages. Your particular condition and goals, as well as your plastic surgeon’s best judgment, will all influence how your doctor defines a surgical plan. While it may have taken you two years or more to lose all the excess weight, it may take equally as long for the results of your body contouring to be complete.
All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. In many cases, these incisions may be extensive. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and your doctor’s surgical judgment. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing, but this is not always the case.
Body Contouring Recovery
After your body contouring procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
All cosmetic surgery procedures will be performed by our well sought-after Plastic surgeon at accredited Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.