Body contouring lifts bodies and spirits

If life’s changes have taken a toll on your skin, body contouring surgery can restore your look and your self-esteem. These days, many post-bariatric patients choose body contouring surgery to remove the excess skin left after a dramatic weight loss. Many other patients are discovering the benefits of body contouring as well.

Mothers who have had C-sections can use body contouring to remove fatty deposits and tighten sagging skin and breasts. It can also renew confidence in people who feel unhappy with their current look.

The term body contouring encompasses a range of cosmetic surgeries that includes reconstructive surgeries, tummy tuck surgeries, liposuction, breast lifts, upper arm lifts and thigh lifts. The actual selection depends on individual needs. Surgeries can be done all at once or in stages.

Body contouring tightens loose skin after bariatric surgery

Dr. John Castle of UMass Memorial Medical Center has performed countless body contouring surgeries, and has seen the results transform lives. He especially enjoys working with post-bariatric patients, whose hanging skin can create many problems. Body contouring lets them enjoy the results of their weight loss, and have the self-confidence that many haven’t felt in years.

Schedule a body contouring consultation

When considering body contouring surgery, it is important to choose a hospital you trust. UMass Memorial Medical Center is the area’s leading teaching hospital, with the latest medical technology and treatments. Our experienced cosmetic surgeons present their work across the nation. Each one believes in having one-on-one consultations to best assess their patients’ needs.

If you’re thinking about body contouring surgery, schedule a consultation today. You will be able to speak directly to a plastic surgeon, and get your questions answered. He/she will then ask you questions about your overall health to ensure that you’re a good candidate for surgery. Afterward, you can map out a treatment plan that best fits your body and lifestyle.

Cosmetic surgery options for body contouring

Tummy tuck: Also called abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess fat and skin around the stomach while also tightening weakened or separated muscles.

Liposuction: This procedure slims specific areas by removing localized fat deposits.

Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy, this surgery lifts and reshapes breasts by removing excess skin.

Upper arm and thigh lifts: This surgery removes and tightens sagging skin in the upper arms and thighs.

What to expect during surgery and after body contouring

During the surgery, you’ll receive either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon will then make incisions to remove excess skin. The length and location will depend on the specific procedures and the amount of skin that needs to be removed.

Recovery, too, depends on the cosmetic surgery procedures you have chosen. Tummy tucks, liposuction and breast lifts all require at least a week of healing time. At first, your new look will be hidden by swelling and bruises. Over time, these will fade to reveal a brand-new you.

Transform your body and your life by scheduling a body contouring consultation at UMass Memorial by calling 508-334-5990.