The goal of a body contouring is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing and men’s body after a massive weight loss. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. There are many techniques used to perform a body contouring, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best:
- Desired amount of restoration
- Placement of the incisions
Giving birth can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, pregnancy and breast-feeding often result in unwanted changes in a woman’s body, such as drooping breasts, enlarged areolas, loss of waist definition, pockets of fat in the abdomen, stretch marks, and a sagging tummy that does not respond exercise and dieting. The loose muscles and stretched skin may improve over time, but the body never completely returns to the way it was before the pregnancy.
BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURES
Mums seek out surgeons to rejuvenate their breasts and tummies to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children. These procedures are collectively called “body contouring” or “post-maternity reshaping”. These procedures may be done in combination or as separate procedures. These are procedures that restore your self-confidence, help you to feel comfortable with your body, allow you to find clothes that fit, and wear them better.
Body contouring procedures include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Correction of Gynecomastia
- Arm or Thigh Lift
- Tummy tuck
- Vaginal rejuvenation or penile enhancement procedure
Body contouring has no specific definition nor is it one cosmetic procedure; but it is basically a reference to a collection of procedures that can be performed to the body to alter the overall shape to a more aesthetically pleasing result.
General Anaesthesia is generally used for these procedures for maximum patient comfort whilst Dr Ali Hussain performs breast enhancement and body contouring procedures. Small procedures may be performed under a local anaesthetic only.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Body contouring surgery is a highly individualised procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfil someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. It is a good option for you if:
- You have finished having children, and would like to tighten areas of your body that has not recovered from pregnancy-associated skin stretch.
- You have specific fat pockets on your stomach or limbs which do not decrease despite weight loss and exercise.
- You are fit and healthy with adequate nutritional intake.
- You are at a stable weight
- You are a non-smoker (or ex-smoker for more than 12 months).
- You have good quality skin
- You have a positive outlook
You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF BODY CONTOURING SURGERY
The decision to have any cosmetic surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications. Risks specific to each type of procedure are outlined under those procedures.
Most of the risks are very uncommon, and some people (with particular health problems or specific body shapes), may be at higher risk for specific complications. Dr Ali Hussain will discuss this with you during your consultation if any of these risks are specifically pertinent to you.
Although body contouring surgeries are very effective procedures where the benefits may outweigh the risks, like everything in the practice of medicine and surgery, it is not an exact science. The degree of surgical success can be altered by how each individual’s body responds to surgery and healing. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure; revision surgery may be necessary.
HOW TO BOOK A CONSULTATION
You can book a consultation to discuss your suitability for this procedure by phoning us on 0420 488 105 or by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our home page and we will phone you back to organise a suitable appointment time.
Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.