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|Medical Spa Treatments: Surgical Body Contouring|
Surgical body contouring after weight loss removes excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother contours. Body contouring procedures may include face lifts, breast lifts, tummy tucks, lower body lifts, medial thigh lifts, and arm lifts.
Good body contouring candidates are:
If the body contouring candidate has the following contraindications, he/she should not receive the procedure:
8 (slower recovery)
How long it takes depends on how much excess skin is being removed and the reshaping of the area.
The contouring achieved by removal of excess skin and fat is permanent. Naturally there will be some relaxation of the skin early after surgery and the skin and connective tissues will loosen and sag gradually as you continue to age.4
Surgical body contouring is surgery and therefore a medical treatment Like all medical treatments, prior to your initial treatment the medical spa should conduct an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. Surgical body contouring is most typically performed by an MD, DO, PA or NP; however, AmSpa believes that only an MD or a DO should be performing this procedure. Please check with your local medical board, nursing board or health care attorney for more information.
Body contouring risks include:
Scarring is very common.
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