Body contouring procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck and lower body lift have been on the rise in recent years. Despite their rising popularity, there seem to be several misconceptions and questions regarding the procedures. In this blog post, we address some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from our body contouring patients.

Can Body Contouring Help Me Lose Weight?

While body contouring can improve tone and slim your physique, it is not meant for weight loss. Body contouring procedures are designed to eliminate sagging skin and small, stubborn fat deposits to improve the shape of the body. Often times, people who have lost a massive amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery pursue body contouring. Body contouring procedures eliminate sagging skin and unwanted fat deposits that are often left behind by massive weight loss or the changes brought on by aging.

What Are My Body Contouring Options?

We offer a range of body contouring procedures to address excess, sagging skin and fat around the body.

  • Arm lift tones the upper arms by removing drooping skin
  • Breast lift raises and reshapes sagging, flattened breasts
  • Lower body lift removes excess skin and tones the thighs and buttocks
  • Tummy tuck removes excess skin and folds and repairs weakened muscles
  • Liposuction trims small, stubborn fat around the body

Depending on your aesthetic concerns and goals, Dr. Rob Kessler may recommend combining several of these procedures to produce the results you desire.

Is Body Contouring Safe?

Body contouring can deliver safe, beautiful results as long  as the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rob Kessler. However, like all surgical procedures, body contouring procedures come with risks. Before your procedure, Dr. Kessler will discuss in detail with you these risks and work with you to find the best surgical treatment to achieve your goals safely.

How Long Do Results Last?

Body contouring has the potential to produce long-lasting, beautiful results, but be advised, there is maintenance involved. Body contouring procedures eliminate excess fat, but they do not prevent future weight gain. This is why we recommend our patients eat healthy and exercise regularly following their procedure.

How Do I Know if Body Contouring Is Right for Me?

If you are bothered by excess skin folds and have trouble getting rid of small fat deposits around the body, you may benefit from body contouring. For optimal results, candidates for body contouring should also be within 30 percent of a healthy weight for their size.

Are you ready to take the next step towards a slimmer, toned physique? Learn more about your body contouring procedures by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with us today. Plastic surgeon Dr. Rob Kessler or another member of our Newport Beach surgical team will be happy to meet with you and discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. Please call us today at 949.644.6544.

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