Post Weight Loss Body Contouring
If you have lost massive amounts of weight or are planning to, you are probably already aware that you will have excess skin, as well as leftover pockets of fat that will need to be removed and sculpted so that you can have the slim and toned body you always desired. Dr. Tripti Burt is an experienced Naperville plastic surgeon who routinely treats massive weight loss body contouring patients. She is able to perform various procedures simultaneously to deliver results in as few surgeries as possible. It is possible, however, that you will need more than one surgery to obtain the outcome you envisioned.
Dr. Burt will provide you with an individually tailored treatment plan that will outline the procedures you will undergo. Most massive weight loss body contouring patients receive body lift surgery, arm lift, tummy tuck and breast enhancement.
Are You a Candidate for Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring?
If you have lost a large amount of weight and you have sagging skin, you are most likely a good candidate for this surgery. It is important that you are otherwise healthy and that you have achieved a stable weight for some time. Fluctuating weight can greatly impact the result of your body sculpting procedure. The best way to learn whether this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burt.
Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring
Massive weight loss body contouring is always performed under general anesthesia at a local hospital or an outpatient accredited surgical center, where you may have an outpatient procedure or a short stay visit of 24 hours. If you are undergoing minor body sculpting, you may be released the same day.
Massive weight loss body sculpting may include the following procedures. To learn about each individual procedure, please visit the respective pages:
Recovering After Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring
The recovery after this kind of procedure is much more complex when compared to surgeries involving just one procedure. Your individual recovery will depend largely on the complexity of your operation. Expect to be bedbound for at least a week. You will need to have someone to take care of you. Discomfort, swelling and bruising are all common. You will be given medicine, which will keep you comfortable for the first few days. Dr. Burt will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your bandages and incisions. You will most likely be able to return to work within two to three weeks, but you will not be able to do anything physically draining for a few months. Dr. Burt will follow your recovery closely, ensuring your safety and answer any of your questions and/or concerns.