Losing weight can offer many health benefits as well as help you feel and look better, but sometimes can leave you with extra or saggy skin in some areas of your body.
Body Contouring is a surgical procedure that will remove excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother, more natural looking contours.
Adults who have undergone dramatic weight loss and are now at a point of weight stabilization are great candidates for Body Contouring. They should also be non-smokers, have a positivie outlook on life and have realistic goals for the result of the surgery.
When meeting with Dr. Mecham before surgery you will discuss:
During your consultation Dr. Mecham will also:
Prior to surgery will may be asked to get cleared for surgery by your bariatric surgeon or primary care doctor. There will also be lab tests and you may be counseled to start taking certain medications. If you are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking.
You will also be asked to avoid taking any aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and any herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
There are several procedures that are necessary to achieve your goals with surgery. Some of those procedures may include:
Following surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your surgical incisions. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
Dr. Mecham will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site(s) as well as prescribe medications to aid in healing and reduce potential risk for infection.
You may be counseled to avoid certain physical movements that could strain the healing tissue and prolong healthy healing.
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