Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss Can Reveal Your Slimmer Physique


If you have lost a large amount of weight, you still might not be entirely satisfied with your appearance. Body contouring after bariatric surgery and significant weight loss can trim and lift excess tissue, complementing your new figure. Dr. H. Joseph Naim performs surgery after weight loss for patients at his Long Beach, CA, office to reveal the slimmer and more toned figure they have achieved. Body contouring can include a combination of different procedures to address multiple problem areas, including the abdomen, arms, and legs. Each treatment plan is precisely tailored to meet your individual needs and cosmetic goals. 

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Preparing for Body Contouring

When you arrive for your consultation with Dr. Naim, you should have specific cosmetic goals in mind. He will ask you about these goals and concerns in detail so he can recommend appropriate procedures. In order to determine your candidacy for surgery, he will also ask about your weight loss and your medical history, and perform a thorough physical evaluation.  

Dr. Naim may phase your treatment to reduce the risk of complications but in some cases, he can perform multiple procedures in a single appointment.

What Does Body Contouring Entail?

Body contouring can combine multiple cosmetic procedures to achieve your desired results. Your overall treatment plan may vary from another patient’s, as the surgery is designed to address your individual needs. Your plan may include:

  • Upper body procedures, such as a breast lift or brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Mid-body procedures, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Lower body procedures, including a thigh lift and buttocks lift

The goal of each of these procedures is to eliminate sagging skin for a firmer, more toned appearance. To allow for proper healing and to reduce your risk of complications, Dr. Naim may phase your treatment. In some cases, however, he can perform multiple procedures in a single surgery.

Recovery After Body Contouring

Your recovery after body contouring will vary greatly depending on the specific surgeries included and the number of procedures. In most cases, you can return to work within two weeks, and begin working back up to regular activity levels within four to six weeks. It is important to resume gentle activities such as light walking within a day or two to help prevent blood clots and stimulate healing. We will provide you with complete post-surgical instructions so you know what to expect. 

Determining Your Candidacy

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and now have excess skin in the arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, or thighs are typically good candidates for body contouring. This treatment is particularly beneficial for patients whose excess skin is causing discomfort or complications such as a rash or infection. It is important that patients have reached or are close to their goal weight and have the capability to maintain that weight, since fluctuations after your treatment can impact your overall results. 

Take Your Results Further

If you have successfully lost a significant amount of weight but are still unhappy with your results, you could benefit from body contouring. Contact Advance Bariatric Center today to schedule your consultation and learn more.