Body Contouring After Weight Loss

After losing weight, you still may have areas of excess fat deposits in various parts of the body and, most likely, you will have areas of loose skin, too. At Cosmetique, Dr. Gotkin performs body contouring procedures to correct these issues. With the right procedure, he can improve the shape and tone of your body after major weight loss. Even if you have not had significant weight loss, you still may have areas of excess fat that Dr. Gotkin calls F.R.E.D. , Fat Resistant to Exercise and Diet. These localized collections of excess fat respond well to various body contouring procedures offered by Dr. Gotkin at Cosmetique.

Who Can Benefit From Body Contouring?

Excess skin can significantly limit your mobility, as well as contribute to a host of medical and hygiene issues. If you are frustrated with the appearance of loose, sagging skin following major weight loss, you may benefit from body contouring surgery.

Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Ideal candidates for body contouring procedures are those who have excess skin and fat after weight loss. Furthermore, you should be:

  1. at a stable body weight
  2. realistic about the possible outcome of surgery, and 3) in generally good health.

Although such body contouring cosmetic surgery cannot give you the perfect body, it can dramatically improve your physical appearance and substantially boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. Body contouring is used to effectively address loose, heavy folds of skin, as well as improve the shape and tone of tissue in your abdomen, hips, flanks, buttocks, thighs, arms, face and neck.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for body contouring is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gotkin. Be prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and cosmetic goals.

Your Body Contouring Surgery in New York

The length of your procedure will depend on which areas of your body are being treated. In some cases, more than one procedure may be needed to meet your cosmetic goals. We may recommend the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Liposuctionand Smartlipo to remove isolated fat deposits from multiple areas of the body.
  • Ipanema Tummy Tuck– Dr. Gotkin’s signature procedure to remove loose, hanging abdominal skin, slim down the abdomen and reshape abdominal muscles to give you a well-defined waistline.
  • Arm Liftsurgery to reduce excess skin and fatty tissue in the upper arms.
  • Body Lift surgery to correct excess skin present on the lower body.
  • Thigh Liftsurgery to remove loose skin and excess fat from the inner and outer thighs.

Prior to surgery, you will most likely receive a light general anesthetic. All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. The incision length and pattern will depend on the quantity and location of your excess skin. Advanced techniques often allow incisions to be strategically placed in concealable locations.

After Your Surgery

Following surgery it is likely that you will experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising for several weeks. Dr. Gotkin prescribes medication to help you manage this discomfort. You will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks in order to minimize swelling and encourage healing. Because of the swelling, you will feel more comfortable in the support of the garment. Most patients are capable of returning to work and other daily activities within two to four weeks. More demanding physical activities may be restricted for 6-8 weeks.

Immediate results will be apparent, but it may take six months or more before the final results are visible. The results of your body contouring procedures will be long lasting, but significant weight fluctuations and the normal aging process may change your results over time.


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