Body Contouring Surgery: What You Need to Know
Body Contouring

Body contouring is a combination of many different types of surgeries that help to achieve a certain look. These surgeries can be for those that are having trouble losing weight or who have lost a lot of weight leaving loose skin behind.

Body contouring surgery is a combination of different types of procedures that include will help you to achieve your goal look by:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Removing fat
  • Tighten skin

These types of procedures will help to counter your body’s shape to give you an overall healthy body.

These types of procedures are also very beneficial for those who have health issues due to excess skin or weight. Body contouring may not be for everyone and more goes into the producers than some may know. It is very important to know what you may be getting yourself into before any surgery. Read on to find out what you need to know before going under the knife.

How To Prepare for Body Contouring Surgery

When you first look into Body Contouring you will see there are some steps you should take well before any procedure to get the best outcome. First and foremost, if you are a smoker or use any type of tobacco product you need to quit weeks before any surgery. Your body will not be able to recover properly afterward if not.

Another important thing to do is look at your diet and exercise. Some body procedures remove fat or extra skin that no amount of working out would help reduce. Some people carry extra weight in places that are hard to work off.

It is still a great idea to have a healthy diet and exercise that body allows you to. For some, this could be a simple walk and for others a strict workout regimen. Before you go into any body contouring or plastic surgery it’s best to try and be at your peak health. This will help your recovery quite a bit.

Your Dr. will also go over all of the dos and don’ts before your surgery and what you should expect after your particular procedure. Rest and hydration are key to recovery it is important to push yourself past your limits so you do not injure yourself.

Different Types of Body Contouring

Many procedures can fall under body countering. Body contouring is not just one surgery to give your body a makeover. Instead, it is a term covering a wider range of procedures that you can get collectively to contour your body into the one you desire.

Now let’s take a look at some of the procedures and what you should know.

Facial Procedures

One of the more common plastic surgery body procedures that are performed revolves around the face. Some facial procedures are some of the easiest to recover from. There are many different types of facial surgeries. Some may require much more recovery time than the others some of the procedures are:

  • MACS Lift
  • Nose Surgery
  • Face Lifts
  • Neck Lifts
  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Implants

Facial surgeries are quite easy to recover from. A typical facial surgery will take around two to three weeks to be fully back to normal although you will be able to get back to almost normal life quicker than that.

Breast Procedures

Breast procedures can have a bit more recovery time as they are more invasive than a facelift for instance. There are many different types of things that can be done regarding your breast. Many people are familiar with implants but there are more in-depth procedures such as:

  • Lifts
  • Reductions
  • Augmentation
  • Asymmetry
  • Implant Revision

Some of these move muscles in your chest or remove fat tissue. Recovering from a breast procedure can be a little painful and very uncomfortable. In many cases, you will not be able to go right back to daily activities and may even need help after you get home.

You will not be able to lift a lower amount of weight and in some cases may even have drain tubes coming out of you. Don’t let this scare you though the pain is minimal, and you will have medicine to keep you comfortable.

Body Procedures

These types of procedures can be some of the harder to recover from. When you cut into your core and start to move muscles around it will make you a little weaker when standing/sitting for a little while after.

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Body Lifts

You may have trouble sitting up and become uncomfortable quicker than the other procedures. It is very important to follow everything the Dr. tells you about recovery. Liposuctions on the other hand are one of the lower invasive procedures and you will be back on your feet quicker than a body lift.

Is Body Contouring Right for You?

Each procedure will have a different set of limitations during recovery. Some include a little bedrest while others you can do daily activities quickly. Every person is different, so it is important to not only listen to the Drs at Harrisonburg Plastics and your body. Take it easy, rest and stay hydrated as well as you can.