Body Sculpting Surgery: 6 Reasons Why It's Right for You
- 12 November 2018
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Achieving your ideal body weight is a huge success. But the excess skin that appears after you get rid of fats can be very frustrating. Don’t stress, though, because a body sculpting surgery might just be what you need.
When the body experiences significant weight loss, the skin that used to hold the fats in gets left behind. This excess skin is not only unattractive but can also lead to skin irritation.
Plus, there’s no diet or any workout routine that can tighten or sweat them off.
If you want to prevent loose excess skin from ruining your ideal figure, body sculpting is a must-do.
What is body sculpting surgery?
Body sculpting is a procedure that can complete your journey to your ideal body. It is also called body contouring or body lift.
The procedure usually involves the removal of saggy skin on the thighs, abdomen, and arms. It may also include eliminating some excess fats like those annoying cellulite pockets.
Some of the procedures commonly included in a body sculpting surgery include tummy tuck, liposuction, and thigh lift. You may customize it depending on your problem areas.
Signs that you need body contouring surgery
Body sculpting procedures are promising ways to get the body, shape, and comfort that you want. But like any procedure, it is important to first consider your goals, health, discipline, and openness to risks.
Are you ready for a body sculpting surgery? Check yourself for the following signs:
You recently lost a lot of weight.
You are likely a good candidate for a body lift if you lost considerable weight and maintained your size for about three to six months.
A body lift is like your special reward after working hard to get to the weight you now have. It is not for those who want to lose weight quickly and easily, but for those who have gone through the weight loss stage already.
It is also important to keep a steady weight after surgery. Changes in your weight can affect how the results will match the goal you and your surgeon have set.
You have excess loose skin.
Loose skin can hinder movement and cause discomfort.
Moving around with folds of loose skin drooping from your body is not easy. Plus, the friction between that loose skin and your body can result in rashes, which make the scenario even more uncomfortable.
Get a body lift if you want to move more comfortably and get rid of the redness and rashes your excess skin gives you.
You’re ready to make the necessary lifestyle changes.
Achieving and maintaining the shape you want requires a huge amount of discipline and self-respect.
Can you keep a steady weight? Can you forgo excessive smoking and drinking for a time? Are you ready for a healthy diet and regular exercise?
Diet and exercise are essential in reaping the full benefits of a body lift. But unhealthy habits like excessive drinking and smoking can easily compromise these benefits.
Smoking interrupts healing, while alcohol tends to worsen bleeding during and after surgery.
Surgeons recommend going tobacco-free for at least six weeks before any procedure. Your surgeon should also ask you about your drinking habits during your consultations.
You’ve set realistic expectations.
You’re excited about how a body sculpting surgery can give you the body contours you want. But you also know that the healing process will take some time and patience.
You know that the results not only rely on your surgeon’s hands but also on how well you follow the needed self-care.
Are you ready for all these? Have you considered the body sculpting cost? If so, you are a good body lift candidate.
It is also important to discuss all your expectations with your surgeon before going under the knife. Unmet expectations can result in problems, like anxiety and depression. These can make it hard for you to maintain the needed discipline and keep a steady weight.
You have enough time to recover.
Like any surgery, incisions are unavoidable parts of body contouring. Healing from these incisions will take some time, and you will likely experience swelling and bruising. You will need time to rest and recuperate.
Ideally, a patient should take about two to three weeks off from work after surgery. Some swelling will remain beyond three weeks, but they should be more manageable.
Around 95% of the swelling should be gone three months after the procedure. Still, you’ll continue to experience a bit of swelling six months to one year post-op.
You need a confidence boost.
Nobody can deny how confidence in your own skin is life-changing.
It is more than just removing unwanted fats and skin. It is more than just reshaping the image you show other people. Body sculpting is about boosting your self-image.
A healthy self-confidence can make you bolder and braver to grab opportunities for your self-growth. Any body sculpting cost becomes worth it when the results are as good as finding inspiration to live a fuller life.
The ideal body size may vary for everyone, but achieving your own ideal can skyrocket your self-confidence, social skills, and self-development.
That’s the power of feeling and looking your best—and body sculpting surgery can help you with it.
If you’re interested in getting a body sculpting surgery, Schedule a Free Consultation with one of our double board-certified plastic surgeons here in Face+Body Cosmetic Surgery.