Losing a large amount of weight through weight loss surgery or a healthy lifestyle is a big achievement! However, significant weight loss often results in loose skin in many areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks. Body contouring procedures can be a great option for eliminating this excess skin for a more proportionate body contour. Read on for some tips to follow to prepare for body contouring surgery!
Be at Your Target Weight
It is important that you have achieved and are maintaining your target weight to ensure that your body contouring procedure(s) give you the best possible results. If you are not yet at your goal weight and continue to lose weight after the procedure, you may end up with more excess sagging skin.
Follow Healthy Habits
Following and maintaining a healthy lifestyle before you undergo body contouring surgery is important to ensure a quick and easy recovery. If you are already used to following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you will be in a great position following surgery. Other life-changes such as avoiding alcohol and quitting smoking can also help immensely with recovery.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
It is very normal to have questions when it comes to your body contouring procedure(s). The best way to keep track of your questions is to write them down and discuss them with your surgeon during your consultation. You should ask as many questions as you need to during this time to reduce any possible anxiety you may have and to help best prepare you for your surgery.
Stay Focused on the End Results
While the period before your surgery will be filled with planning, preparation, and other tasks, do not get distracted from the very reason you chose to undergo body contouring surgery in the first place. It is important to stay focused on your final results, which will help you reach your ultimate personal goals.
If you are interested in learning more about body contouring surgery post weight loss, contact Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery today to request your consultation with Dr. MacLennan.