Common Body Contouring Questions

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Thu 05/18/2017 - 09:00
Body Contouring Questions

Body contouring procedures are designed to remove stubborn fat or excess, loose skin from various parts of the body for a slimmer and sculpted physique. Dr. Joyesh is a leading authority in body contouring procedures and has helped thousands of patients enjoy a slimmer and sexier body shape. In this blog post, he answers frequently asked questions on body contouring.

Is body contouring good for weight loss?

Body contouring is not meant for weight loss. In fact, ideal candidates should be close to their ideal weight (within 30 percent of a healthy weight) and have small, stubborn deposits of fat and/or loose skin that does not contract well over the body. Patients who wish to lose a substantial amount of weight should do so via bariatric (massive weight loss) surgery or exercise and diet instead of or before undergoing body contouring.

What are the risks associated with body contouring?

Risks and complications from body contouring are rare but include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, blood clotting and unfavorable scarring. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Raj will discuss the risks with you in full detail.

How do I know which body contouring procedure is right for me?

The best way to determine which treatment is best for you is to schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Raj. The Cleveland plastic surgeon will work with you to design a treatment plan that effectively addresses your unique concerns and goals. Dr. Raj is trained and skilled in a variety of body contouring procedures, including:

How long do results last?

The slimming results from body contouring can be long-lasting. There is, however, maintenance involved. Although body contouring procedures can effectively remove excess fat, they cannot prevent future weight gain. In order to prolong your sexier and sculpted physique, Dr. Raj recommends you eat healthily and exercise regularly after your procedure.

If you are bothered by excess skin folds or small fat bulges that don’t seem to go away through diet and exercise, body contouring may be right for you. To learn more about body contouring, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Raj. Please contact his Westlake, OH, practice by calling (440) 808-8030 today.