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What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a medical or surgical procedure that changes the shape of the body by removing or reducing fat or skin tissues. The shape of the body is altered by removing excess fat and skin. Body contouring usually targets a specific part, such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms, or overall body lift.

Possible Causes: 

Surgeries and procedures that aim to redefine, firm-up, tone and make the physique appear visually appealing, are called ‘body contouring’. 

Body contouring is a medical procedure that encompasses the use of collagen implants, a redistribution of body fat, spider vein treatment, cellulite treatment, abdominoplasty, full body lift, liposuction and many others. Rapid weight loss due to surgery or dieting results in loose skin that has lost its elasticity and tone and requires tightening by this process.

Risk Factors: 

People who are most likely to require body contouring due to loosening of their skin are: 

  • Persons above the age of 40 years. 
  • Those who have undergone surgeries like gastric bypass and lap band placement. 
  • You need to be in good health before you get it. That means you must be at least within 30% of your ideal weight and have firm, elastic skin. 

Some risks associated with procedures that may form part of body contouring are contour irregularities, fluid accumulation, numbness, infection, fat embolism, kidney and heart problems and lidocaine toxicity. 

Signs & Symptoms: 

Drastic loss of weight which may be due to surgery. Older people who have loose skin. 
When cosmetics and exercise don’t produce the desired results, then reconstructive surgeries like body contouring are considered.

Diagnosis: 

When you visit the Medcare Plastic Surgery Centre of Excellence, our specialist will first take down your medical history and establish certain facts about you before suggesting treatment. Our specialists have a thorough understanding of the body’s skeletal framework and the ideal distribution of muscle mass and fat. 

Certain factors like age, genetics, level of sun exposure, weight distribution and nutritional deficiencies need to be addressed. You have to stop smoking prior to surgery and increase your protein intake to speed up healing.

Treatment Options: 

The Medcare Plastic Surgery Centre is the best place for you to get body contouring treatment. Meet a plastic surgeon here to discuss your objectives and understand your options.

Before the actual treatment begins, you need to inform our specialist about your allergies or any medication that you’re taking. 

Since body contouring refers to a host of treatments, our surgeon will commence with a liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdominal wall and back. This may be followed by abdominal wall etching to create an athletic look. Then abdominoplasty, a surgery to flatten the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. 

Other surgical procedures would be a breast lift or an upper body lift, which focuses on the breasts and back, as well as lifts for the arms, inner thighs, and the face and neck. Other therapies are:

Collagen replacement therapy is helpful for removing lines or scars on the face. 

Subcision is a procedure to improve the appearance of cellulite.

FAQs: الأسئلة الشائعة:
  • How does liposuction help to reduce fat from particular areas of the body?

    A: Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique on a specific area of the body. It can be used to reduce fat deposits from the abdomen or hips or thighs or buttocks or arms. This results in changes in the contours of the body, which are permanent, as long as you don’t gain weight. 

    After liposuction, your skin needs to adjust to the new contour of your body. This may happen on its own, if your skin has good elasticity and tone. But if the result of liposuction is that your skin appears loose, then further treatment may be required.

  • How long is the recovery process?

    A: The type of surgery that you opt for will determine whether you need to be hospitalised or not. However, some amount of bruising, swelling, and soreness will remain for a few weeks. Usually, people do return to work in a few days but you will have to take antibiotics to prevent infection.

  • How is cellulite reduction done?

    A: A technique called ELOS is used to target and heat fatty tissues. Radio wave frequencies and heat manipulate the fatty tissue and even out the skin to give a smoother and tighter figure. The fat cells shrink and melt, giving a smoother contour. 

  • Is body contouring painful?

    A: No, you will feel quite comfortable. In fact, it will feel like a warm, deep-tissue massage. The area will feel warm for a few hours. Your skin may appear red for some time. 

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