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December 19, 2011

What Is Body Contouring Cosmetic Surgery?

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‘Body contouring’ is an increasingly popular phrase, but what does it mean?

‘Body contouring’ refers to a group of cosmetic surgery procedures including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast reduction and various types of lifts such as thigh and arm lifts.  These plastic surgery procedures are employed in ‘contouring’ the body to achieve a pleasing, toned appearance.

Body contouring surgery is often sought after weight loss such as after pregnancy or weight loss, either through dieting and exercise or bariatric surgery such as a gastric band or gastric bypass.  People who lose weight through surgery such as a gastric band are more likely to seek ‘body contouring’ liposuction or tummy tuck as they are more likely to have been much larger before losing weight; Diet and exercise can be dangerous for people who are morbidly obese.  Gastric band surgery helps obese people lose weight by making them feel full sooner than they would otherwise.  It does this by reducing the capacity of the stomach.

Massive weight loss can lead to loose or saggy skin which had previously been stretched or stubborn areas of fat.  This is when body contouring liposuction, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgery procedures can help.

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