The Benefits of Body Contouring after Weight Loss

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Wed 01/18/2017 - 09:00
Body contouring after weight loss

Losing a large amount of weight is a great, potentially life-changing achievement. Unfortunately, weight loss surgery (bariatric) patients are often left with a lot of excess hanging skin, due to the lack of elasticity. This causes an unflattering shape to form, which hides the patient’s smaller, post-weight loss frame. Body contouring procedures are designed to help patients obtain the best possible body shape by reshaping the body’s contours. With body contouring, weight loss patients can achieve a flattering shape, one that properly shows off their post-weight loss efforts.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to several procedures that remove excess sagging skin and fat, resulting in smoother body contours. Cleveland, Ohio plastic surgeon Dr. Joyesh Raj specializes in post weight loss body contouring and offers the following procedures:

Body contouring is a highly customized treatment. Dr. Raj can design a treatment plan tailor-made to fit your cosmetic concerns and goals that can achieve the best post-weight loss body shape possible.

What are the Benefits of Body Contouring after Weight Loss?

Eliminates Physical Discomfort. Loose, hanging skin that does not contract well after substantial weight loss can be heavy and difficult to move around. As a result, exercise like running and cycling can be uncomfortable and even painful. Folds of loose skin can rub against each other or other parts of the body, leading to chafing, rashes and infection. Removing loose skin relieves physical discomfort, making exercise easier and more enjoyable.

Boosts Self-Confidence. A large motivator for pursuing weight loss surgery is to increase one’s self-confidence. But it’s common for patients to be self-conscious of the loose, sagging skin that is left over from massive weight loss. Instead of showing off their smaller frame, they may hide it under loose, bulky clothing. Some patients may feel embarrassed by their smaller, yet shapeless body. By tightening skin and smoothing out the contours, patients can feel more comfortable and confident wearing form-fitting clothing and bathing suits.

Learn More about Body Contouring with Dr. Raj

To learn more about body contouring after weight loss, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Raj by calling (440) 808-8030 today.