Body Contouring for Tampa Bay, FL, Area Patients – Who is a Good Candidate?
Body contouring can restore a smoother appearance to the body and thus serve as the final step of a major weight loss experience. Dr. John Roach, who served as chief resident in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before founding the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Tampa Bay, FL, area, discusses body contouring surgery, and how to determine if you are a good candidate.
Following a dramatic weight loss, previously stretched skin sometimes lacks the necessary elasticity to “snap back” and conform to a smaller silhouette. Body contouring can improve the shape and tone of your body by removing sagging skin and residual fat, and by tightening the underlying supporting tissue. Body contouring consists of one or more of a variety of surgical techniques, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast and body lifts. If you are a generally healthy non-smoker whose weight loss has stabilized, body contouring may be a good option for you to improve:
- Sagging upper arms
- Overhanging skin that forms an “apron” around the abdominal area
- Flattened breasts
- Hanging pockets of skin in the groin, thigh, and buttocks area
- And more
Improvement is usually visible immediately after surgery, and while the body will naturally lose firmness over time, you can expect the results to be long lasting. However, if you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets may redevelop. On the other hand, if you rapidly regain the weight, you will place traumatic stress on already weakened skin, which may result in visible stretch marks and scarring.
If you would like to discuss body contouring with Dr. Roach at the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery near Tampa Bay, FL, please contact us. Dr. Roach, an experienced cosmetic surgeon and renowned breast augmentation surgeon, is available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about this or other cosmetic procedures, such as breast enlargement or breast reduction.