If you’ve lost a lot of weight, it’s common to have excess skin and stubborn fat that won’t go away with even the strictest diet and exercise. If this is disheartening, it’s important to know that you have options. One of the best ways to reshape your body after losing weight is through body contouring, so here are some things to know about it and how it can help you hit your goals.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a type of cosmetic procedure that has the goal of slimming and refining your figure after you lose weight. Body contouring can be surgical (body lift or tummy tuck), minimally-invasive (liposuction), or non-surgical (EMSCULPT® or truSculpt™ iD). Body contouring usually addresses two different areas: loose skin left behind after you lose weight, and stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
Who’s an Ideal Candidate?
The most important factors to keep in mind when considering body contouring is your lifestyle and healthy habits. If you’ve recently lost weight, it’s important to make sure your weight has stabilized for at least six months before opting for body contouring. If you gain weight again or keep losing weight, it can negatively affect your results and require another procedure. You should have healthy habits established (to help you maintain your results!) and be non-smoking. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your health history to determine whether body contouring is right for you.
What is Recovery Like?
Depending on whether you opt for non-surgical or minimally-invasive options, you can expect some recovery after body contouring. Some options, like EMSCULPT®, don’t require any downtime and you can return to your regular schedule immediately after. During your consultation with our team, you’ll receive detailed instructions on what to expect after your unique procedure.
What Results Can I Expect?
With non-invasive body contouring options, it can take time for your final results to emerge. This might also mean that you’ll require a package of treatments for best results. Effective body contouring means a reduction in loose skin and fat, meaning you’ll achieve more defined contours and a slimmer figure. If your weight loss is too extensive, you may need to opt for surgical body contouring, so our team can give you the best idea of what to expect.
Schedule a Consultation
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a selection of some of the best non-surgical body contouring options available. To meet with our team and learn more, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.