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Post Weight Loss Contouring in Austin, TX

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What Is Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Patients who experience significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a significant burden. However, while their weight loss is a proud accomplishment, they will sometimes face new frustrations, often due to their body's sagging and loose skin. Massive weight loss generally leaves individuals with skin that cannot shrink to the new body frame. No matter where the sagging skin resides, skin removal surgery is necessary to reduce the issue. This type of body contouring surgery is meant for post-weight loss patients only and is not to be used as a means for weight loss itself. Dr. Paul Pearce performs post-weight loss body contouring for Austin, TX men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment at Pearce Plastic Surgery and a lasting step in their personal transformation.

How Is Post Weight Loss Contouring Performed?

Post-weight loss contouring utilizes general anesthesia and takes about 3 – 6 hours, depending on the number of procedures being performed. An overnight stay may be necessary. Liposuction is often integrated during the procedure to remove fat, followed by skin excision. Due to the longer incisions required in plastic surgery, scarring is part of the treatment. Throughout this procedure, Dr. Pearce makes every effort to place incisions discreetly.

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Losing weight is a tremendous achievement, and we are so happy you can achieve your personal transformation. If stretched-out skin is a new frustration, Dr. Pearce invites you to learn more about your alternatives for cosmetic skin removal. Post-weight loss contouring can further transform your silhouette and help you achieve and surpass every one of the amazing goals you made for yourself. Contact Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX to schedule your consultation.

Who is a good candidate for Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Ideal candidates for post weight loss body contouring are individuals within 10 – 15 lbs of their goal weight after significant weight loss and who have been at a stable weight for six months. Patients in good health with no medical conditions are also ideal; however, if you do have medical conditions, Dr. Pearce can work with you to ensure you are fully medically optimized to undergo surgery and decrease your risk of complications. 

Can the surgeries be completed in one day?

Although Dr. Pearce is willing to perform all procedures in a day, he places utmost importance on your safety. Lengthy time under anesthesia can lead to complications. In the case of considerable weight loss, two to three surgeries might be necessary, with 6 – 9 months intervals to ensure proper healing.

What is the recovery like from post weight loss body contouring?

Depending on your procedure, you will wear a compression garment for liposuction, gynecomastia removal, abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, and lower body lift. These garments are typically worn for about six weeks, night and day, to help with the swelling and to speed along the appearance of your results. Breast lifts with or without implants will also require a support bra without underwires for six weeks. After six weeks, you can begin to wear bras with underwires again. Depending on your procedure type, you must refrain from gym workouts or strenuous activities for about 4 – 6 weeks. Also, Dr. Pearce asks that his patients sleep on their backs for about three weeks post-op to help relieve tension in the wounds.

When can I expect to see my results after surgery?

Your results will shine through within 3 – 4 weeks following surgery as the swelling starts to subside. However, it may take up to six months to see the entire outcome due to complete swelling resolution.

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After a major weight loss and a few uncomfortable consultations, I decided to look outside the San Antonio area to have a tummy tuck and an arm lift. Dr Pearce was my first consultant after expanding my search. When I walked in his office, I was greeted with the biggest smiles. After meeting Dr Pearce, I knew I found my surgeon!! I’m a year post op and feel amazing! Dr Pearce is a perfectionist!! I’ve recommended him to a couple people!

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