Body Contouring After Weight Loss
The Last Step in a Weight Loss Journey
The increasing number of patients undergoing massive weight loss in the Milwaukee area has generated growing interest in body contouring procedures. Achieving a massive weight loss has the ability to positively change your life and improve your overall health dramatically. However, many patients are often left with excess skin and tissue that can make hygiene difficult, cause irritation and rash, as well as limit the ability to exercise. You deserve to see the dramatic contour changes that you have achieved with your weight loss. Dr. Bosbous has the ability to help you create a personalized surgical plan to uncover the slender new you.
Dr. Bosbous takes pride is building trusting relationships with his patients in the Milwaukee area. He has an uncompromising attention to detail and takes a highly personalized approach to his procedures. Because people lose weight differently, Dr. Bosbous will provide a unique and tailored surgical plan that best fits your individual needs. Oftentimes a combination of contouring procedures is needed to achieve the best results. Dr. Bosbous will discuss with you a variety of techniques that can help you reach your body contouring goals.
Why do People Want Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss?
As mentioned above, when patients lose an extreme amount of weight, it takes an extreme amount of effort. Whether as a result of diet and exercise or of bariatric surgery, effecting weight loss requires a long period of extreme discipline and effort. The reward at the end of this long journey is twofold: health and happiness. And while many patients who achieve a massive weight loss do wonders for their health, the journey can feel exceptionally incomplete when the excess tissue and skin left over means that shirts are still required on the beach and pants are still required in the summer.
Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight often, then, still feel uncomfortable in their bodies. The solution is body contouring surgery, which is designed to eliminate excess tissue and generate a more aesthetic and slender profile. Generally, patients feel more confident in their bodies after body contouring procedures—and some studies even suggest that patients who undergo body contouring are more often able to maintain their diminished weights. In short, the primary reason most patients seek out body contouring after massive weight loss is because it helps them finally complete the entire weight loss journey, and they feel wonderful about their size and shape of their bodies afterward.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Milwaukee?
Because body contouring is such a broad term for a wide variety of procedures, there can also be a wide variety of good candidates for this procedure, and Dr. Bosbous does indeed see a broad array of body contouring patients in Milwaukee. However, our body contouring candidates usually exhibit the following characteristics:
- You have recently completed a substantial weight loss program
- Your weight is now stable
- You are bothered by excess tissue
- You are generally healthy enough for surgery
- You have realistic expectations of what this procedure can accomplish
Body Contouring Procedures
Body contouring is a broad term that encompasses a wide variety of procedures. What these procedures have in common is that they generally aim to remove excess tissue and restore a slender, streamlined profile. How that is accomplished, however, is determined by the area targeted by the body contouring procedures. Below you will find a list of many of the body contouring procedures performed in Milwaukee by Dr. Bosbous.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty):
This procedure removes the excess loose, hanging skin from the arm reshaping the area between the elbow and the underarm. The end result is a smooth, slender arm.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy):
A breast lift can restore your breasts to a youthful, natural volume and position by removing excess skin and changing the overall appearance of the breast. Depending on your needs, a breast lift can often be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation. For more information on these procedures, refer to our Breast Procedures section.
The SPAIR procedure will reduce the volume of your breast, restoring it to a more long-lasting natural shape and projection. For more information on this procedure, refer to our Breast Reduction page.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia):
In male patients who have experienced a massive weight loss, Dr. Bosbous can remove excess skin and fat to help achieve a flatter, more masculine chest appearance. Learn more about gynecomastia procedures click here.
Bra Line Back Lift:
Incisions made along the bra line on your back can help to reduce unsightly bulges in the upper back area. Fat and excess skin are removed to create a smoother contour.
This procedure directly removes excess and hanging abdominal skin.
Monsplasty lifts and contours the mons pubis area (hair bearing skin above the genitals) to restore a more youthful look and assist with personal hygiene.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominplasty):
Removes excess abdominal fat and skin as well as tightens the internal framework of your abdomen for a smooth, youthful looking contour change. For more information on Tummy Tuck, consult the abdominoplasty a procedure page, here.
Body Lift (Lower Body Lift)
A lower body lift will remove excess fat and skin to reshape your buttocks, lower back, and abdomen area. This will cause a dramatic, positive contour change for your body.
This procedure removes the excess skin and fat from your inner thigh area, creating a slimmer look while helping improve hygiene and your ability to exercise.
To view before and after photos of weight-loss patients click here.
The Body Contouring Procedure
Because all of these procedures are widely diverse, it would be impossible to provide exact details on the process of each and every one of those procedures. Generally, however, body contouring is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia, for patient comfort. During the procedure, excess tissue will be removed, and Dr. Bosbous will make every effort to hide scars in discreet areas (for example, under the bikini line or around the armpit—places where people won’t generally notice them).
The duration of the operation—and of the recovery—will, of course, depend on the extent of the procedure you’re having performed.
Recovery and Results
Recovery from body contouring varies based on the type and number of procedures performed. During your consultation, Dr. Bosbous will explain to you the possible risks and benefits of the various procedures as well as the anticipated recovery times. After your surgery has been performed, Dr. Bosbous will provide you with detailed recovery instructions designed to promote healing and protect the results of your procedure. Milwaukee body contouring after weight loss patients typically love their results!
If you’ve recently gone through an extreme weight loss (or even a modest weight loss), and you’re bothered by the remaining excess tissue, contact Dr. Bosbous to get started on completing your journey. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation.