Obesity and Body Contouring or Sculpting

There are lots of myths associated with obesity and one among them is that a body contouring procedure can resolve obesity. We can confidently say that it is not true and many of the leading surgeons have already presented relevant details regarding the same. To undergo a body contouring procedure, you should be within your ideal body weight but have excess fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. This makes it clear that body sculpting is not a weight loss procedure.

Individuals with a BMI below 30 are recommended by most surgeons to be ideal candidates for liposuction. After massive weight loss, abdominoplasty and brachioplasty can help remove surplus skin from the abdomen and upper arms to improve the outcome. Importantly, you should incorporate healthy eating and exercise habits to your regular routine to prepare for a body toning treatment and after that to maintain the results for long.

There are many more factors that would substantiate that obesity cannot be resolved with body contouring. A body toning treatment hardly removes 5 – 10 pounds of fat, which is not enough to resolve obesity as the excess fat would be much more. In addition, removing bulk amount of fat to address obesity is not advisable. There would be greater risk for surgical complications such as healing problems, blood clots in the legs or lungs, wound infections and fluid collection at the surgical site. This is why surgeons recommend that people reach at least close to their normal body weight to benefit from aesthetic procedures.

Bariatric surgery is normally used to help people who are dangerously obese; however, this procedure would leave them with unwanted saggy skin once the fat is removed. Face or breast lift, lifting of the sagging upper arms, thighs, or buttocks and tummy tuck are usually recommended by plastic surgeons to contour the body after weight loss. Thus invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic body contouring procedures provided after weight loss surgery can ensure excellent aesthetic results that will help improve your self-esteem and overall quality of life.