How to Prepare for Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery

After achieving significant weight loss, you may still find yourself with unwanted, loose skin that didn’t bounce back. These can stand between you and your ultimate goal for your appearance. Body contouring surgery can help you eliminate trouble areas and fully reveal your slim, fit figure.

A plastic surgeon can remove excess skin and fat pockets from various areas, such as your abdomen, back, stomach, flanks, and hips. If you live in Southern California, you can work with expert, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman to reach your aesthetic goals. Together, you’ll identify trouble spots and work to create a plan with your expectations in mind.

As you prepare for your post-weight loss body contouring surgery, here is some valuable information. Read on to learn more about getting ready to undergo this procedure and how Dr. Waltzman can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

1. Be Close to Your Ideal Weight First

Body contouring surgery is not an alternative to diet and exercise. The best body contouring candidates are already at or near their ideal weight and plan to maintain it. You can compromise your surgical results if your weight is continuously fluctuating. You will see the best possible outcomes if you are at or within 10 pounds of your ideal weight.

2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle After your Procedure

Be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your surgical procedure to maintain the best results possible. After making a life changing decision to undergo a surgical procedure, you’ll want to have a plan in place to keep you looking and feeling your best. Once cleared by your doctor, continue to exercise, eat healthy, and do your best to maintain your results for the long haul.

3. Get Support Ready Ahead of Time

You will need a responsible adult  to help you look after things at home during your recovery period. Make sure you have someone who can drive you home following your surgery and take care of you for the rest of the day as you ease into your recovery. Plan for any child care or housekeeping needs that will assist you as you rest and recovery. Its important to make all necessary arrangements prior to your surgery.

A New You Is on the Way

Reach out to the experts at The Waltzman Institute at (562) 448-6100 to learn more about preparing for post-weight loss body contouring surgery and book your consultation. With one phone call, a new and improved you is around the corner!