Have you recently lost a ton of weight? With congratulations in order, we’d also love to discuss the part of extreme weight loss that most others don’t – loose skin.
Losing weight is a huge feat worth celebrating, but what if there was a way to ensure your entire body, loose skin et al, was taken care of? Now you can! Read more about body contouring and how it can help after a massive dip in your scales.
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What is body contouring?
Significant weight loss (we’re talking double-digit pounds here!) is excellent, but it also leaves behind loose skin. These can trap moisture beneath the folds, causing irritation and rashes, especially in the hot summer. It can also cause skin tears due to friction or pinching when wearing specific clothing, leading to bleeding and discomfort. This is where body contouring comes in to save the day.
Body contouring, also called body sculpting, is a procedure that helps eliminate fat, tighten skin, and improve body shape. You can typically choose between surgical options (tucks, lifts, liposuction) or opt for non-surgical techniques (such as CoolSculpting). You can get body contouring for your arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs or wherever you wish to reduce body fat.
What are the benefits of body contouring?
You may think that the benefits of body contouring are superficial or cosmetic, but they are well more than that. Not only will it make your skin look better, but it will also make you feel better. You can move comfortably and freely without that jiggling and extra skin weight. It also saves you from skin infections and irritations. The results are also permanent, so there’s no need to go back for touch-ups every year or so.
Who can sign up for body contouring?
Any one can sign up for body contouring but to really see the results with this procedure, you should have lost significant weight. You should also maintain that stable weight for several months to make the procedure more effective. You can always ask your doctor about this, to ensure you tick all the right boxes!
How long is the recovery time for body contouring?
Your recovery will depend on the procedure you went through. Surgical procedures usually take a few weeks or months, depending on how much skin is taken off. You may also notice scarring depending on the incisions and the type of surgery. However, non-surgical options offer minimal downtime and recovery. It only takes a few days, and some patients immediately return to work.
How much does body contouring cost?
The rate depends on your doctor, but you must prepare to cash out anywhere from three to four figures. Non-surgical options such as CoolSculpting start at a few hundreds per session, whereas surgical options start at $2000. In some instances, insurance providers cover the cost. As always, speak to your favourite aesthetician to find out the right treatment for your body type.
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