No doubt, it is indeed a great achievement to lose a huge amount of weight. However, after considerable weight loss, either through diet and exercise or through any surgical option, there are possibilities that your skin will sag in many areas including the abdomen, arms, thighs and buttocks. With advancements in plastic surgery, there are diverse minimally invasive NYC body contouring options available for removing excess fat and skin such as tummy tuck, lower body lift, face lift, breast lift and arm lift.
For anyone considering body sculpting procedures, it is crucial to follow all the post-operative instructions provided by their plastic surgeons for smooth recovery and better results.
In its blog, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends these tips to prepare for post-weight loss body contouring procedure –
Maintain ideal weight
It is crucial to understand that the right candidate for body contouring procedure is one in his/her ideal weight, and he or she must be committed to keeping it off. Maintaining the target weight helps in getting the results you want.
Follow healthy lifestyle habits
In the pre-operative stage itself, many patients start eating healthy and exercising regularly, you’ll which helps them recover more quickly. To recover fast, you should –
- Stop smoking and alcohol consumption
- Eat right and follow proper diet, and
- Consume the right nutrients that support healing
Wear a compression garment
Compression garment plays a key role in postoperative care. Often surgeons recommend wearing a compression garment, as it can impact your surgical results, speed up recovery and help to shape your new contour.
Feel free to ask any of your questions
During the initial consultation with your plastic surgeon, clarify all your doubts regarding the pre- and post- operative procedure and recovery. This helps to prepare well for the surgery. Also, search online in reliable sources such as RealSelf or Plastic Surgery.org websites for reliable advice.
Stay confident and focus on better results
Plan, prepare well, and follow all your surgeon’s recommendations. This will improve your confidence. Never get distracted, stay positive and do everything you have to do to achieve better body contouring results.
Schedule a consultation with experienced NYC plastic surgeons, to know more about body contouring surgery post weight loss.