December 20, 2018 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Questions Answered About Body Contouring

Common Questions Answered About Body Contouring


Common Questions Answered About Body Contouring

Weight loss is always considered the leading body image goal, but there’s something just as important that must occur after weight loss: body contouring. When you gain a significant amount of weight, your skin loses some of its elasticity as it stretches and conforms. Once you lose that weight, your excess skin hangs around and creates an unfair appearance to your otherwise healthy and fit body.

Removing trouble areas of excess skin and stubborn fat deposits can’t be achieved with diet and exercise alone. Whether you’re frustrated by the effects of your weight gain, pregnancy, or natural aging, contouring can produce the results you need to feel confident once again.

Body Contouring vs. Weight Loss: What’s the Difference?

From the time you become a teenager, the number of fat cells in your body never changes. If you gain weight, it means that your fat cells are growing larger, not multiplying. If you lose weight, it simply means your fat cells are shrinking, but they are not disappearing.

Body contouring, on the other hand, improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue after weight loss has occurred. Body contouring cannot achieve dramatic weight loss. Instead, it will firm, tighten, and tone your existing shape.

What Parts of My Body Can I Contour?

There are many different body contouring treatments and technologies now available. You can contour virtually any part of your body, including the legs, arms, stomach, and buttocks. When you work with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Mosiello at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, you can discuss your frustrations and identify the best way to address your problem areas.

When Should I Use Body Contouring?

Women most commonly opt to undergo a body contouring procedure after major weight loss, pregnancy, or to combat the effects of aging. If you feel uncomfortable in your own skin and want to embrace your old sense of confidence, body contouring could be right for you.

The team at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery is here to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals with a wide range of plastic surgery services and procedures. Call (813) 337-7460 to schedule your initial consultation today!


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