People who suddenly lose weight without the help of exercise normally experience sagging of the skin usually on areas of the stomach and the buttocks. There are also people who undergone gastric bypass, which again causes extreme and tremendous weight loss, and experience sagging of the skin. The sagging of the skin usually happens after the individual has returned to a more normal weight.
This is can be extremely embarrassing because it give the appearance of wearing another pair of garments. In order to lose this excess skin on the stomach, chests, arms or legs, body contouring is available. Such a process is done to remove extra skin on the body.
Body Contouring Procedure
The procedure depends on how much skin is going to be removed. Also, the operation usually needs two to five hours and is done using general anesthesia. Your surgeon may also perform one operation and schedule another two or four in order to complete the process.
However, for a total body lift, the surgeon may perform tummy tucks or abdominoplasty, upper arm lift, breast lift, lower body lift and middle thigh lift. In addition, while the surgeon is performing the tummy tuck, he or she may also tighten the muscles along the walls of the abdomen in order to help generate a flatter stomach.
If you are considering body contouring surgery, you must be ready to experience moderate but temporary amounts of pain, numbness of the abdominal skin, swelling and bruising on areas that encountered the procedure. Also, you can expect redness on the areas for several weeks or even months.
Fortunately, if you undergo the operation, the surgeons will require general anesthesia and a pain pump, which is a device laid across your incisions and dispenses pain killers into the skin. There are studies showing that the use of such a device can reduce the pain experienced by patients for up to 50 percent. Do not mind the swelling above the line of the scars because they will disappear in a matter of months.