Body Contouring Overview
I'm Justin Martin of Martin Plastic Surgery, and today we'll be talking about body contouring.
Body contouring and plastic surgery consists of several procedures that we most commonly use on patients who have lost a massive amount of weight, usually after bariatric surgery or weightless surgery. There's nothing they can do non surgically to get rid of this skin. We have several procedures that we can offer to help them with this. These patients are often very frustrated when they come in the office because this isn't what the expected after they lost all the weight. We're able to offer them these procedures as the last step in their weight loss journey.
Most of these procedures are outpatient procedures. Patients come in, have the procedure done, and go home the same day. I ask patients to get up and walk around, and start doing light activities the night after surgery, but nothing strenuous. No walking for exercise, no running, no strenuous activity for six weeks. After that six weeks have passed, and everything has healed appropriately, patients can go back to full activity.
After having had to go through so much, for sometimes years, they're incredibly happy, and their confidence is much improved, they feel better about themselves, and it's really the last step in a weightless journey to have these procedures. It's great to be able to offer this to patients.