Our Plastic Surgeon Dispels 5 Body Contouring Myths
You’ve worked hard to get healthy and lose weight. But, excess tissue and sagging skin after significant weight loss might be hiding your hard-earned efforts. Body contouring reveals your new figure by tightening skin and removing excess tissue.
With three offices in Keller, Southlake, and Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant Plastic Surgery can help you reach your cosmetic goals with plastic and reconstructive surgeries. Our top-tier surgeon, Dr. Vishnu Rumalla, takes great pride in helping you choose procedures that enhance and unveil your weight-loss journey.
As with any medical procedure, it’s important to conduct thorough research to fully understand the benefits and risks involved. However, it’s easy for patients to stumble upon false information online. That’s why Dr. Rumalla is here to give you the skinny on five common body contouring myths.
Myth #1: Body Contouring Is Only for Women
It’s true that women gravitate more toward plastic surgery than men do. According to 2020 statistics, approximately two million women underwent cosmetic surgeries compared to only 289,000 men.
Everyone deserves to love the skin they're in, which is why our Fort Worth plastic surgeon advocates for inclusivity. Regardless of gender or background, body contouring procedures can help you look as good as you feel.
Myth #2: Body Contouring Options Are Limited
Body contouring is an umbrella term that can include many procedures, such as:
- Tummy tuck
- Body lift
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
- Breast lift, with or without augmentation
Myth #3: Liposuction Is An Alternative to Natural Weight Loss
Liposuction can aid in weight loss by removing stubborn fat in isolated areas, but it is not a suitable substitute for natural weight loss. It’s best for patients to maintain their weight loss for six to twelve months before seeking liposuction.
Myth #4: Removing Excess Skin After Significant Weight Loss Is Unnecessary
Either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, significant weight loss can leave behind excess skin. This excess skin can sag and fold, causing painful chafing, rashes, and infections.
For many patients, removing extra skin is a medical necessity. Body contouring removes surplus skin, preventing skin irritation and lowering the risk of skin infections.
Myth #5: I Can Combine Whatever Surgeries I Want
It’s true that patients may combine some procedures during a body contouring procedure, but not always. For example, Dr. Rumalla frequently combines a breast lift and augmentation in a single body contouring procedure.
Some cosmetic surgeries, however, require adequate healing and recovery time before proceeding with another body contouring transformation. Dr. Rumalla will help you determine which surgeries you can combine. If the body contouring procedures you want cannot be combined, then he will help you strategize the sequence of your procedures to ensure optimal results.
Schedule a Body Contouring Consultation Today
Don’t let body contouring myths keep you from showing off your stunning weight-loss results. TRust your care to a doctor who will be transparent about results and put your health and satisfaction first. Schedule your body contouring consultation with our talented plastic surgeon now.
Patients can request a consultation at Tarrant Plastic Surgery online, or call our Fort Worth office at 817-334-0030.