Body Contouring Plastic Surgery at a Glance
It’s important that your weight has stabilized when you consider body contouring — and that you’re committed to a lifestyle that will help you avoid regaining the weight you have lost.
The specifics of your body contouring procedure will vary depending on what procedure you and your surgeon have agreed is the right choice for you.
Outpatient/inpatient: Depends on complexity
Length of surgery: 4-6 hours
Length of recovery: 2-3 weeks to return to work, 1 month to resume all normal activities
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Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, this surgery yields permanent results. However, regaining weight can alter any contouring done prior to weight gain.
Although everyone has a different pain threshold, most patients report only mild discomfort shortly after the procedure.
Most surgeons agree that the closer you are to your Body Mass Index (BMI) ideal weight, the better candidate you are for body contouring surgery. Ideally, your BMI should be 30 or below.