Post-Bariatric Body Contouring in Melbourne, FL
Depending on your specific problem areas, there are several body contouring procedures that may be ideal to tighten and tone the body after significant weight loss following bariatric surgery. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, body contouring procedures are performed with excellent results on residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
How does post-bariatric body contouring tone the body?
Body contouring may be achieved by any of a variety of procedures that eliminate pockets of excess fat and/or loose and sagging skin from anywhere on the body to create a smooth and streamlined contour. Body contouring may consist of minimally invasive techniques, or it may extend to surgical procedures.
Is post-bariatric body contouring safe for everyone?
Body contouring procedures are suitable for patients who have achieved a stable weight including those who have lost significant weight through diet and exercise, and those who have undergone bariatric surgery. Ideal candidates are those who have maintained a stable, healthy weight for at least a year. The reason for this is that in people whose weight is constantly fluctuating, the results of the procedure may be affected, increasing the likelihood of needing follow-up treatments.
Preparing for post-bariatric body contouring
Post-bariatric patients often have a history of weight-related medical problems that will require clearance from the patient’s physician before undergoing any procedures. Additionally, our medical team will assess your condition and make any pertinent recommendations to help you prepare for the procedure. Patients must be nicotine-free for a minimum of six weeks prior to and after any elective surgical procedure. You may also be advised to suspend alcoholic beverages as well as certain medications in preparation for surgery. Body contouring is only possible after weight loss has been accomplished and the body has been at a healthy stable weight for over a year.
Recovery from Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
You may experience some soreness and swelling, as well as tightness in the skin, immediately following the procedure, but these symptoms will naturally diminish after a few days. You will have to wear compression garments to support your new shape, reduce swelling, and protect healing tissue from impact while accelerating the healing process. You can expect to resume office work and light activities within one to two weeks. Our office will provide precise care instructions regarding physical activities, including when you can resume exercise and sexual activity. Our staff will be on hand throughout your recovery process to provide support and information.
How much does post-bariatric body contouring cost in Melbourne, FL?
Post-bariatric body contouring may involve various procedures, and costs will vary. Since most health insurance providers will not cover body contouring, our office is happy to offer a flexible financing plan as well as flexible payment options for all of our patients’ convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Post-Bariatric Body Lift?
A post-bariatric body lift is a procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fat after massive weight loss. It can be performed on many different areas of the body where you experience skin laxity.
Why Might I Consider This Type of Body Contouring?
Post-bariatric body contouring comes with medical benefits as well as cosmetic. This can include a reduction in symptoms like skin rash, infection, or sweating because of excess skin.
How Long Will The Results of a Post-Bariatric Body Lift Last?
Your results will last as long as you maintain them - its important to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle to support a stable weight and get the most out of your procedure.
Is Achieving Ideal Weight Required Before Body Contouring?
Its best to reach your ideal weight and maintain it for at least 6 months before opting for body contouring surgery. This ensures you wont need an additional procedure if your weight fluctuates.
How Long Is The Recovery Process?
It can take several weeks to months to make a full recovery from body contouring. However, you may only need to take 2-3 weeks off work or school for your initial recovery period.
Will I Have Scars?
Scarring is inevitable with any surgery, but there are many ways you can make it less visible. Your plastic surgeon will make sure to place incisions in areas with natural contours and can also recommend silicone sheet treatments to use during your recovery. There are also many professional-grade skincare and laser treatments available.
When Will I See My Final Results?
Youll begin to see your results emerge over the course of 1-2 months after surgery. However, it can take up to a year for your final results to be visible as swelling fades and your skin adheres to the new contours.
Following dramatic weight loss, your transformation may be completed with body contouring procedures performed at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, serving residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact our office to learn more about our cosmetic procedures including post-bariatric body contouring treatments.