Body contouring surgery reshapes the body through the removal of excess fat and skin. Sometimes, this procedure also involves the surgical correction of separated muscles. At Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, board-certified plastic surgeon Peter Kay takes a personalized approach to body contouring surgery. Therefore, he will work closely with you to identify your areas of concern and put together an individualized surgical plan that will help you achieve the results you desire.
Reasons for Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring surgery can be appropriate for patients who have uneven or unnatural-looking fat distribution. It’s a way to shape and streamline the body to produce an aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Many patients opt for body contouring surgery after giving birth. If this is the case for you, it’s best to achieve your post-baby weight loss goals before having the surgery
It’s important to note that body contouring surgery is not intended as a primary weight loss method, although it can involve the removal of unwanted fat. Instead, the focus of the treatment is to reshape the body. Body contouring surgery is often helpful for patients who have achieved significant weight loss through bariatric surgery or other means. These patients often struggle with excessive, loose skin that serves as a constant reminder of their former weight. Cosmetic surgery can help these patients restore their self-confidence
Good Candidates for Surgery
Dr. Kay evaluates each patient on an individual basis to determine whether they are a good candidate for body contouring surgery. Please be prepared to provide your full medical history, including any underlying health conditions, and any medications or supplements you take. As a general rule of thumb, good candidates:
- Are in good overall health
- Have a stabilized weight within a healthy range
- Are non-smokers
- Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Dr. Kay’s Surgical Planning Approach
When Dr. Kay plans body contouring surgeries, he first considers the extent and location of excess skin, as well as the elasticity of the skin. If the skin is fairly elastic, then liposuction may achieve the desired results. Otherwise, skin removal will be necessary.
Dr. Kay will also consider whether any underlying muscles require surgical correction. A common example is the abdominal muscles, which often separate during pregnancy. If this is the case, then the muscles will require repair and tightening to achieve the desired results.
To find out whether body contouring surgery may be appropriate for you, contact Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care at (520) 323-7100. Our friendly office staff in Tucson will schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kay. Please remember to bring a list of your questions and concerns, as we prioritize patient education.