Every year, more than 220,000 Americans go through weight reduction surgery but less than 25 percent of these patients undergo body contouring procedures thereafter to tighten up their skin and shape their body. As it is it, a good number of people who had weight reduction surgery end up with excess skin hanging around in the most unflattering places. If not removed, the excess skin can cause discomforts as the folds may become breeding grounds for bacteria that cause bad odor and infection.
Why Many People do not Undergo Body Contouring Procedures
Lack of information and proper counseling are to blame why many people do not have follow-up procedures after weight reduction surgery. A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that given the right information, more than 75 percent of weight reduction surgery patients are willing to go through body sculpting procedures.
What is Body Contouring
Body contouring or sculpting refers to a number of cosmetic procedures that are designed to bring out the best in you. The most popular body sculpting procedures for weight reduction surgery patients are tummy tuck and lower body lift.
- Tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin and stretching the skin around the stomach area to give your tummy a tighter and smoother appearance.
- Lower body lift surgery tightens the skin around your abdomen, buttocks and outer thighs to give you a well-toned look.
Exploring your options
There are a number of follow-up procedures that you can safety have after a weight reduction surgery. If you want to have a lovely new body, you should explore body contouring and other follow-up procedures. To know more about your options, give us a call or send up an email now.