Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
Dr. Stephen Hardy performs body contouring after massive weight loss at his Missoula, MT, practice. This procedure benefits patients who are left with excess skin after shedding considerable weight due to healthy lifestyle changes, surgery, or both. Dr. Hardy customizes each body contouring procedure to meet the patient’s goals and needs. His compassion and skill can help you achieve contours that beautifully complement your weight loss achievement.
Weight loss is an important achievement, and you deserve to enjoy that achievement to the fullest.
Losing considerable weight can have an effect on many areas of your body. Excess skin, areas that appear disproportionate, and sagging areas can all result from weight loss. Excess skin can cause irritation and make fitting into appropriately sized clothes difficult. Meanwhile, sagging breasts, buttocks, or arms can cause a loss of confidence.
Candidates should be willing to take measures to maintain their healthy new weight, since any fluctuation will affect the results of surgery. Patients should be in overall good health, with no infections or allergies to anesthesia.
Dr. Hardy will tailor your treatment to your specific needs and goals. Your plan may include:
- Facelift to resolve sagging jowls and excess neck tissue.
- Breast lift to improve the appearance of breasts that sag or appear flattened.
- Liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits.
- Arm lift to reduce sagging in your upper arms.
- Tummy tuck to remove large areas of excess skin that hang over your abdominal area.
- Thigh lift to improve the contours of your legs.
During a consultation, Dr. Hardy will take careful note of your goals and assess your contours in order to recommend the right treatment or combination of treatments to meet your needs. Depending upon the extent of your treatment, the doctor may perform these procedures in stages, rather than all at once, in order to minimize risks.
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Benefits and Risks of Body Contouring
As with any surgical procedure, body contouring comes with some risks. You will experience some scarring, regardless of which treatments you elect to include in your procedure. Many of the treatments include a risk of excess bleeding or blood clots, while others may include a risk of numbness in your skin. Choosing an excellent surgeon is one of the best ways to minimize the risk of these side-effects.
Losing a massive amount of weight has many health benefits. Undergoing a body contouring procedure afterward can allow you to look as healthy as you feel. While it may take over a year of recovery to see the final results, you can expect to experience an immediate improvement.
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Weight loss is an important achievement, and you deserve to enjoy that achievement to the fullest. Dr. Hardy's compassion and experience can help you achieve boosted confidence in addition to the benefits of a new chapter of health in your life. To learn more, please contact our office today.