Body Contouring Procedures

What is Body Contouring?

Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. But after any substantial amount of weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.

Body contouring procedures may include:

  • Facelifts: This is for sagging located mid-face, in the jowls and the neck.
  • Breast Lift: This is for sagging, flat breasts.
  • Tummy Tuck:  This is used to eliminate skin hanging over the abdomen.
  • Lower Body Lifts: This is to eliminate sagging abdomens, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs.
  • Medial Thigh Lifts: This is to fix sagging specifically in the inner thigh area.
  • Arm Lifts: Used to specifically fix any sagging in the upper arms.

Recovery for Body Contouring

Dr. Suh’s team will apply medical dressings to your incisions. If necessary, you may need a small, thin, subdermal tube to temporarily to drain any excess blood or fluid.

Dr. Suh will give you specific instructions for breast reconstruction recovery including:

  • Caring for the surgical site(s).
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing.
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health.
  • When you should schedule a follow-up.

Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?

You’re a good body contouring candidate if:

  • You are an adult whose weight loss has stabilized
  • You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that affect healing
  • You do not smoke
  • You are committed to a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness