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Correct Lost Skin Elasticity after Weight Loss
It can take tremendous effort to lose weight. Once a patient has reached his or her goal, stretched skin that has lost its elasticity can fail to complement a leaner figure. If you have achieved massive weight loss, and wish to remove excess skin, body sculpting by Dr. Azita Madjidi in Houston can help you. These procedures can include thigh lift, upper arm lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, and more. Contact us today to learn more.
Body Sculpting Candidates
You may be a good candidate for body contouring procedures if you:
- Have reached a stable weight for the past six months
- Have no major health issues that may impair your healing or increase your surgical risk
- Do not smoke
- Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind.
We will communicate with your primary care physician to make sure that you are medically fit for surgery. Your body will require a lot of proteins and vitamins to heal. Poor nutritional status or vitamin deficiencies are common after massive weight loss, and can cause poor healing if they are not addressed before the surgery and continued after the patient has healed. To find out it you are a good candidate for body contouring, contact our Houston office today.
Body Sculpting Treatment Areas
Areas that may benefit from body contouring include the arms, chest, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. In women, breasts may require a lift. The primary objective in these treatments is the removal of excess skin, and the artful tightening of remaining skin to improve body definition, helping patients feel more confident, comfortable, and attractive. Dr. Madjidi will listen carefully to your goals to recommend the procedure or combination of procedures that can help you achieve the appearance you desire.
Because every patient has different needs, no two body sculpting procedures are the same. If you require many treatments that will require some phasing, this can involve a lengthier recovery time than a tummy tuck performed alone. In general, you should expect to budget some downtime away from work and avoiding strenuous activity for some time following surgery. Drains are often placed after the surgery for a few days to eliminate excess fluids. Numbness and a firm feeling over the skin will resolve over time. Dr. Madjidi will take care to place incisions strategically so they can be easily concealed in clothes or swimsuits. It will take about a year for the scars to become soft and become less prominent. Though they will never completely fade away, the prominence of scars can be minimized avoiding sun exposure and taking other measures.
In some cases, body sculpting treatments can qualify for insurance coverage if they are considered medically necessary. Our staff is glad to communicate with your insurance provider to explore this option. If insurance will not cover your procedure, we offer several flexible financing options, including MedicalFinancing.comTM and CareCreditSM.
Learn More about Body Sculpting
To learn more about how body sculpting can help you enjoy your weight loss achievement to the fullest, please contact us today.