Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss
by Dr. A H Nezami at Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center
Significant weight loss has many health benefits, whether accomplished through a rigorous diet and exercise regimen, bariatric surgery, or other forms of medical treatment. For many, it also results in loose, sagging skin. Surgical body contouring offers these patients a refining procedure to help them make a complete transformation. Through this procedures, they finally achieve the healthier, smoother, more proportionate body they have earned, and enhance their self-confidence in the process. Body contouring surgery reduces excess skin and fat that has remained or developed through dramatic weight loss. Before a body contouring procedure is performed, we advise patients to establish a stabilized weight in order to minimize redevelopment of their weight loss related issues.
Body contouring is typically performed in stages, as multiple procedures are often necessary. At the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Nezami examines each patient to determine her general health, and creates an individualized, body contouring plan. This plan outlines a healthy timeline for the performance of multiple procedures and itemizes the costs of each. In addition, Dr. Nezami explains each procedure in detail, along with recovery times and associated risks of complication.
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Face and Neck Lift
- Arm Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Medial Thigh Lift
Patients must avoid certain medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, vitamin E, and any other blood thinning or clotting medication. Patients who are taking prescription blood thinners will require authorization from their prescribing doctor before cessation. No herbal medications should be taken without the approval of Dr. Nezami.
Birth control pills and hormonal therapy in any form can increase risk of blood clot and more serious complications. Therefore they should be stopped one month before and one month after surgery. Authorization from the prescribing physician should be obtained.
Smoking patients must refrain from smoking at least one month before the surgery, and must continue to refrain for one month afterward. Smoking interferes with blood flow to the skin, which prevents rapid healing and causes tissue loss.
All body contouring requires incisions to remove excess skin. In many cases, these incisions may be extensive. The incision length and pattern depend upon the amount and location of the excess skin, personal preference, and surgical judgment. Dr. Nezami strategically places incisions; many can be hidden under most swimsuits. The scars are visible and permanent.
We work with several companies that offer our patients convenient financing at the most competitive rates available. In most cases, patients can obtain approval within 24 hours.