October 20, 2021 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

When is the Right Time to Receive Body Contouring After Weight Loss?


When is the Right Time to Receive Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

After major weight loss, it’s common to have excess, inelastic skin and small deposits of stubborn fat. This can be frustrating for many, as inelastic skin and stubborn fat can detract from your new, fit physique. To make the most of your weight loss efforts and achieve a tight, toned body, body contouring is a procedure to consider. 

Body contouring after weight loss may involve liposuction, a tummy tuck, and/or a breast lift to tighten and tone the body. One of the most common questions that patients have regarding this procedure is the best timing for it after losing weight. By strategically timing your body contouring procedure after losing weight, you can get the best possible results.

How to Determine the Right time for Body Contouring after Weight Loss

General Health and Wellness

As with any other surgical procedure, it’s important to consider your overall health before undergoing body contouring. Surgical procedures always come with a risk of complications, and underlying health issues may increase the risks of complications.   If your weight loss involved a new diet or bariatric surgery, it’s wise to spend some time resting and adjusting to your new lifestyle before undergoing surgery. 

Maintaining Your Weight

One of the most important considerations before undergoing body contouring is whether you can maintain your new weight. If you gain a significant amount of weight after the procedure, the results will be lost. So, waiting until you’re sure that you can maintain your new weight is a smart choice for those considering body contouring. A general recommendation is to be weight stable for at least 6 months.

Advice From Your Plastic Surgeon

Speaking with an expert plastic surgeon can clear up your questions about body contouring after weight loss, including timing the procedure. Your surgeon can advise you on the right time to perform the procedure for long-lasting results. 

Dr. Mosiello at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery can help you determine the appropriate time for body contouring after major weight loss. Schedule an appointment today!


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