Why Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Is Essential By Vishnu Rumalla on November 04, 2021

Comparison image of woman before and after body contouring.

When people dream of weight loss, they imagine a fluid, trim, toned body. The reality is that sagging skin makes body contouring after massive weight loss critical to obtaining the body image you want. Body contouring is a customized cosmetic plan to remove excess skin and redefine your body shape.

At Tarrant Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth, TX, we offer a range of body contouring options to our patients. If you are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you have had a stable, consistent weight for six months or more, and have stopped smoking, then you’re ready to talk to us about reaching your physical goals. 

Benefits of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

While a healthy BMI will undoubtedly help you skate past chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, your skin won’t magically snap back to its original shape on its own. Our office in Fort Worth, TX, specializes in tummy tucks, breast lifts, facelifts, and a range of other procedures to assist you with your target areas. 

Here’s how body contouring benefits you: 

  • Boost confidence
  • Make hygiene easier
  • Reduce skin ailments
  • Customized care plan

Boost Confidence

Think of your skin like an old t-shirt—it wasn’t baggy when you got it, but constant stretching has ensured it will stay roomy forever. This is the last thought someone wants to have after they have spent time, extreme effort, and money on losing weight, but it’s true. If that’s not disheartening enough, there’s no exercise or firming cream you can use to significantly tighten up the skin. Body contouring lets your skin fit your body again, giving you the confidence massive weight loss deserves. 

Make Hygiene Easier

This is one many patients don’t think about until it has already become a problem. Any skin that touches itself produces sweat and odor-causing bacteria. That’s why we wear deodorant, and for most people, that’s the only place where their skin touches. Someone with sagging skin has to be concerned about body odor crevices everywhere, making it a challenge to feel and smell clean. Weight loss patients find that they trade one lifelong problem for another when they have to live with sagging skin. 

Reduce Skin Ailments

When there is an increase in bacteria, you have more rashes, swelling, boils, and infections. These are all common conditions for someone with sagging skin. The additional friction between the skin folds creates this discomfort. While patients can use chafing cream, compression garments, and even slip fabric between the skin layers to offer minimal relief, these are only stopgap measures. The only sure way to eliminate the problem is through surgery. 

Customized Care Plan

There is no one-size-fits-all for body contouring, which is the whole point! Your care plan should reflect you, your trouble areas, and your goals. During your consultation, our team will discuss your priority targets and will create a comprehensive treatment plant that you’re not only comfortable with but excited about. 

Schedule Your Consultation

Weight loss is a journey, a long one for most patients. Treatment for stretched or sagging skin is just a part of your travels. Choose the road that leads to a new you with a body you can be proud of. To schedule your consultation, call our Fort Worth, TX, office at (817) 334-0030 or send us a message online to book your appointment. 

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla

Tarrant Plastic Surgery

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery

Contact our practice online or call us at (817) 334-0030 to schedule an appointment.

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