Can body contouring help maintain your weight loss?
If you have had weight loss surgery, your doctor may suggest that you consider the body contour as the next step. Contouring the body removes excess skin left over after losing a lot of weight, which helps shape your “new” body. The contour of the body after weight loss surgery can be performed on the lower body (abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, lower body lift), upper body (breast lift, posterior lifting) or limbs (arm, thigh and buttocks). Depending on the extent of body contouring you require, you may need one or more procedures. As someone who has just undergone surgery, you may hesitate to do another round. You may not be sure if the discomfort of another surgery is worth it. Or you may wonder if your body contour has other benefits besides improving your appearance.
Short-term benefits of body contouring
As you can imagine, the immediate benefits of body contouring following weight loss surgery are a better appearance and greater weight loss by eliminating excess skin. But, did you know that excess skin can cause medical problems that go beyond physical appearance? Excessive folds in the skin of your body can cause discomfort and hygiene concerns, especially in the groin area. It is difficult to keep these areas clean. Sweating in these skin folds can cause skin irritation, such as rash, swelling or ulcers. If this continues, the area may develop an infection. Excess skin on several areas of your body can negatively affect your life, even during routine daily activities such as walking and during sexual activity. Removing excess skin can help you improve your quality of life.
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Long-Term Benefits of Body Contour
Several studies have found that body contouring can have long-term physical and psychological benefits: Possibility of continuing to lose more weight. One study shows that five years after the loss of body weight, patients lost more weight than those who only performed weight loss surgery. They also had a lower body mass index. Reduces weight recovery Another study shows that patients who passed the body contour gained around one pound per year in the first two years. Those who only performed weight loss surgery gained more than three pounds. At seven years, patients with body contour gained 12 pounds, while the other group gained more than 40 pounds. Remain satisfied with your appearance. One study shows that satisfaction with the new appearance continued to improve one year after body contouring. In this study, patients who had body contouring also had a better body image at 6 and 12 months after their procedures.
Body contouring after weight loss surgery can help you avoid short-term health problems, and it can also help you maintain your weight loss and improve your long-term body image. Like any other plastic surgery procedure, the body contour carries some risks. Talk to your surgeon if you should have a body contour after weight loss surgery to make sure you get the best results.
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Dr. Jairo Ulerio is excellent. From the moment i met him, i knew he would be the perfect doctor for my procedure. He has great staff that helped me from start to finish. Getting the medical analysis, providing the medication needed, the massages, etc. After the surgery, Dr Ulerio maintain in contact always keeping track of my healing process. He cares about all his patients recovery and i loved the fact that every time i went to get my massages he would check up on me. I trust his work and ethics. Very professional and i would recommend him to anyone.
Human factor to skin flower, excellent doctor and of the best people that I have been able to know. I can assure you that I arrived with fear and insertion into the clinic AFTER a few minutes with Jairo Ulerio I left there with the day and date of the operation, he made me feel that I had known him all my life. Thank you doctor and your great team today I feel more confident than ever, I operate my breasts increase. In February I return again to be in the hands of such a great team with Jairo Ulerio as a surgeon. I do not have a number to give so Great professionalism 10 is little 1000 also the biggest argument peace and tranquility with myself since I put my trust in him.
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I am so impressed with this doctors work and his bedside manner. I am currently 10 days post op and I am feeling better each day. I have seen my doctor so many times after my surgery and the fact that he has taken the time to see and ask how I am feeling and progressing is so important to me. His work is amazing I am so happy with my results so far. I had gotten a mini tummy tuck, full back and arm lipo, no fat was added to my behind however it was contoured and lifted a little more. He is very honest and will provide you with all the information you need. I will recommend him to anyone who wants to get plastic surgery of any kind. You will not regret. I am so happy with his staff as well. I love getting the massages at the office with my girl. His team is very nice. I will be coming back for my breasts. Lol I’m not fully recovered already planning my second round with him. Thank you Dr. Ulerio. I’m so happy.