Body Contouring Facts
Body Contouring Fact
In general, if you are planning to have more children, some of the benefits may be lost. However, if you have lost weight and have excess skin as a result, feel self conscious about your appearance, the results of surgery may justify the operation at any time.
When there is skin looseness and the underlying muscles are stretched, suction will not improve the appearance and may even worsen it. If you have had children and you want the contour of your tummy improved, the chances are liposuction alone will be disappointing
Sometimes when there is significant fat and some skin looseness, suction may not give a predictable result. In some cases, it is reasonable to start with a preliminary suction operation, with the understanding that a secondary (tightening) body contour surgery may be needed.
Major body contour surgery such as a tummy tuck, is much like tailoring. If we take out all or most of the skin from the belly button the the pubis, we need to taper our skin removal to the sides, in order to prevent bunching up and bulges. Its a little like “taking in” a loose pair of jeans along an inseam; you can’t just do it at one point. It needs to be done all the way down the inseam. Unfortunately scars are the price of smoother, tighter skin and tighter muscles. Generally, because scars fade over time and are placed in locations where they are relatively well concealed, the trade-off is well worth it
I encourage walking during the first few days, light aerobic activity at two weeks, and full exercise routine with abdominal exercises at six weeks.