After a dramatic weight loss, the skin may have difficulty accommodating to this new drastic change. Oftentimes, the skin does not have the elasticity to conform to this sudden adjustment in size. Body Contouring is a surgical procedure that removes any excess sagging skin or fat to help augment the shape of the underlying support tissue. This procedure results in a better-proportioned appearance, granting a smoother-looking figure.
The appearance of sagging skin or excess fat on the body can lead to a loss of confidence in both men and women. That’s why we offer one of the best body contouring Boston has to offer that may be the key needed to finally feel like a new and improved you. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo is an expert and educator in the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. He and his staff believe it is important to know the patients as individuals to better understand their desires and end goals, personalize their care, and customize their results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Pursuing a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and routine exercise has numerous benefits, such as decreased chances for disease and more energy throughout the day. Slipping into a smaller pair of jeans can often be the best motivator to keep working on yourself.
However, the body can be stubborn. Despite all of the positive changes you have made, there are likely still areas of fat and/or sagging skin that refuse to improve past a certain point, especially after extreme weight loss. Despite toning your muscles and restricting your diet, these areas just don’t improve, which can really negatively affect your self-image. Body contouring is the answer to this issue. It can reshape any area of your body that you’re still struggling with, creating new contours by reducing the appearance of wrinkly, loose, sagging skin. With body contouring, you can address your abdomen, double chin, thighs, back, arms, love handles, and buttocks and find the improvements you’ve been working so hard towards.
You can be a good candidate for body contouring if you are an adult whose recent weight loss was leveled. Other potential patients for this treatment are non-smokers, who are in generally good health. People who practice proper dieting and live a healthy lifestyle are also good candidates for body contouring.
While each body contour technique has its own specific variations, all of them are considered outpatient procedures and you should be able to go home the same day.
The procedures themselves can last anywhere from 30 minutes up to 3 hours, particularly if you undergo general anesthesia or sedation. Your treatment can also run longer if you combine different procedures to produce maximum results.
Body contouring can happen in a number of ways, depending on the specific area you want to be treated, how much fat or sagging skin you would like removed, and if you prefer surgical or non-surgical options with varying recovery times. There are four main procedures that Dr. Russo will use for your body contouring needs.
Also known as lipoplasty, this is a surgical procedure for using suction to remove fat tissue from target areas on your body. This includes the neck, arms, hips, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Liposuction also works to reshape these areas and provide firmer body profiles.Learn More
Traditionally known as a tummy tuck, this surgery involves removing extra fat and skin from your abdomen. This also allows the doctor to treat weakened or separated muscles, which will aid in creating a smoother tummy.Learn More
This non-surgical treatment involves a fat-freezing technique designed to target stubborn fat deposits in your body. The fat-freezing procedure is known as cryolipolysis.Learn More
This minimally invasive treatment is designed to work simultaneously tightening your skin, eliminating fat, and stimulating collagen production. This is accomplished through the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy, without the need for any invasive surgery.Learn More
Following the body contouring procedure, patients will have bandaging applied to the treatment areas. Depending on the patient and the extent of the surgery, you may be advised to avoid exercising or physically strenuous activities.
Non-surgical body contouring treatments have fast recovery times with little downtime, allowing you to return to your regular activities within 1-2 weeks. On the other hand, there may be some downtime necessary to recover from surgery. Surgical procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck involve longer recovery times of 2-4 weeks, depending on what you have done and how big your incisions are.
Body contouring usually involves time to develop results for your body.
This is because many times, your body needs to heal from swelling and incisions for the results to be fully visible, such as with liposuction or a tummy tuck. In other cases, your body is stimulated into producing more collagen, which takes a couple of months, during which time your skin will slowly begin to tighten. Depending on which procedure you have, your optimum results can take anywhere from 3-6 months to become fully visible.
Weight loss surgery can be life-changing. However, there can be remnants from the former you that linger onward. A body-contouring treatment could be the last step needed to finalize the new you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with Boston body contouring expert Dr. Joseph Russo and see if it is right for you.
These techniques are specifically recommended for someone who has lost a lot of weight and developed areas of sagging skins or fatty deposits that refuse to fade. In addition, if your body has recently undergone changes, such as childbirth or surgery for a medical condition, then you may want to consider body contouring.
Not really. After any procedure, your treatment area will likely be swollen, bruised, tender, and sore, but this is normal. You can usually take over-the-counter pain relievers, or inquire about a pain prescription if you believe you need one.
Patients may experience some potential risks such as bleeding, infection, or scarring. For more information on risks involving this procedure, contact us, and schedule a consultation appointment.
Noninvasive treatments do not involve incisions, so there will be no scarring. If you do have surgery, then your incisions will be placed to minimize the appearance of the following scars. Keep in mind that all scars fade in time, and as long as you follow doctor instructions, they will develop into nearly invisible fine lines.
Prices range for body contouring depending on what you have done, with surgeries involving anesthesia costing more than non-surgical treatments. If you are having body contouring done for medical reasons, your insurance provider should cover some if not all of the costs. However, if you have body contouring as an elective procedure, then you will need to pay the costs yourself. In those cases, you can apply for financing or ask about a payment plan.
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Your body is constantly changing. Gravity, age, and the elements are constantly pulling at you. But you are not alone in this fight. The doctors and aesthetic experts at Joseph A Russo, MD are also in constant motion, relentlessly innovating better ways to overcome the entropic effects of time and gravity.