We see many patients who have lost large amounts of weight through diet and exercise or surgery. One of the consequences of losing a significant amount of weight is extra skin that hangs on various areas of the body, causing self-consciousness and discomfort. Thankfully, this is a condition we can correct through weight loss contouring surgery, helping you achieve smoother skin and a tighter body contour for a boost in confidence.
Who can Benefit from Weight Loss Contouring?
The ideal candidate for this procedure has lost 100 pounds or more and has maintained a stable weight for at least six months. Patients who have lost weight through surgery should ideally wait a year to have their body contouring procedure. Patients are also screened to make sure their nutritional status and blood counts are adequate prior to surgery. If you are interested in learning if you are a good candidate for this procedure, contact our Grand Rapids office today to schedule a consultation.
Weight loss contouring surgery is a highly customizable procedure, as no two individuals will require the same plan of action. Excess skin and tissue can be removed through a variety of different procedures, including an arm lift, a lower body lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck, bra-line back lift, and liposuction. Oftentimes, a combination of these procedures is needed to achieve the desired results. However, regardless of your particular procedure, incisions will be created to remove excess skin.
A personalized treatment plan will be created for you following your consultation appointment. Most surgeries are performed in our surgical facility, and patients are able to go home the same day.
Following weight loss contouring, patients may experience bruising and swelling, which will resolve with time. Overall, the recovery time following weight loss contouring may vary depending on the particular surgeries performed and the amount of change desired. Complete recovery may take a few weeks, but most patients are able to do basic activities within a few days after the procedure. Our team will provide you with specific post-surgery instructions to ensure that you are healing properly.
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“Scheduling is easy and follow-up is excellent. He is even affordable. You will be extremely satisfied. If you have any desire to have any procedure at all, just make an appointment for a consultation. I assure you, it will be worth it!”Patient reviews
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Our operating facility is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the Exhibitor’s Building adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAHC, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This association is committed to improving quality care provided to patients by reviewing standards, performance, and safety of our facility.Learn More
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Are you bothered by excess skin caused by weight loss? If so, our team at Plastic Surgery Associates can help you achieve the body contour you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to get started.Contact us