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Body Contouring Can Bring Your Weight Loss Journey Full Circle

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If you’re hitting the gym and eating healthy consistently, you’re probably well on your way to your weight loss goals. But have you noticed areas of your body that aren’t improving no matter what you do? Maybe even some loose skin as a result of the weight loss? If so, getting body contouring cosmetic surgery after weight loss might be what you’re looking for to help bring your goals up to speed. 

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a popular cosmetic surgery option that can help you achieve a slimmer, more toned appearance. There are a variety of body contouring procedures available, each with different types of benefits. Some common body contouring procedures include liposuction, tummy tucks, and body/thigh lifts. 

The Benefits of Body Contouring

  • Improved mental health and confidence – If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, it is common to have loose skin. Loose skin can leave you feeling less confident in your body, despite working hard to achieve your goals. Having cosmetic surgery after weight loss, such as a tummy tuck or body lifts, can help significantly decrease loose skin, improving your overall confidence and mental health. 
  • Sustained weight loss – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 17 out of 20 women who had abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, had sustained weight loss that was greater than the amount of tissue removed during the procedure. 
  • Improved quality of life – When your mental health and confidence are improved, it is evident that your overall quality of life will improve as well. In fact, the ASPS reports that people who opted for any type of abdominoplasty had improved quality of life, including physical functioning and appearance, mental well-being, social acceptance, intimacy and social network.

When considering body contouring, it’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. The surgeon will be able to determine if body contouring is right for you and, if so, which procedure or procedures would be best to help you achieve your desired results.