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Body Contouring Facts

Medical Name:
Body Contouring
Common Name:
Body Contouring
Estimated Cost:
$20,000 to $55,000
Type of Anesthesia:
General
Length of Procedure: 3 to 4 hours
Down Time: 1 to 7 days
Recovery Time: 1 week to 2 months
Discomfort Level: Moderate Pain
Procedure Location: Clinic, Hospital
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What is Body Contouring?

For those that have lost a tremendous amount of weight, either naturally, or through gastric bypass surgery, these individuals can still possess loose hanging skin on their bodies. Unfortunately, no amount of dieting and exercise will remove this excess skin. So even after the fat is gone, pounds of excess skin can still hang from the bodies, making various areas appear baggy. Body contouring, also called a body lift, offers a surgical solution. This is a procedure where excess skin is removed throughout the body.

Various procedure such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift, and other procedures can be combined with other body contouring procedures in order to achieve a total body lift. This is a very extensive procedure, where excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled, tightening it up. The entire body lift is completed in two or three sessions. The result is a smoother, less baggy appearance throughout the body.

Our essential facts section provides the basic introductory facts about body contouring to help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about today’s cosmetic surgery procedures. Take some time to look through the essential facts listed and read a more detailed description of the body contouring procedure in our “Research” section. However if you to gain more thorough and complete information about any cosmetic surgery procedure you are considering, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon. For a major procedure such as body contouring, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the procedure before making a decision. This procedure offers many benefits, but it is an extensive procedure and there are many possible risks involved.

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