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Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

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At Aesthetic Contours, located in Upland in the Inland Empire, post weight loss body contouring is one of Dr. Ali Heidari’s specialities. Extreme weight loss, sometimes caused by bariatric surgery, can lead to significant changes in the body. While it comes with success in greater mobility, relieving the aches and pains of excess weight, and a lower risk of weight-related diseases, it also may cause the unfortunate result that is loose and excess skin. This layer or layers of skin often hangs over a slimmer body, thus creating a very self-conscious situation for the individual. When it comes to this type of skin flap, it can occur in several parts of the body. At Aesthetic Contours, we are very aware of this condition, and Dr. Ali Heidari can help by tightening, lifting, and contouring this specific sagging skin.

What is Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

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Weight loss can cause stretch marks and extra skin folds on your lower stomach, thighs, arms, chin, and breasts. Aesthetic Contours Post Weight Loss Body Contouring, also known to many as body sculpting, is a surgical procedure aiming to remove the loose skin left after weight loss. Dr. Heidari and our highly skilled team in the Inland Empire, are ready to improve the shape and tone of your body’s tissue and start the journey to finally feel free of hanging skin flaps.

This process can look different for each specific patient. In the area of the back and belly (the trunk), some excess skin and fat may be treated appropriately by procedures such as a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction. However, in more significant situations, where excess skin and fat are circumferential (circular) in nature involving the belly, hips, back, buttocks, and outer thighs, a more extensive procedure is required. This procedure is called “belt lipectomy” (also referred to as a body lift or circumferential panniculectomy) and is like a face-lift for the trunk. Post Weight Loss Body Contouring is an excellent way to help you finally achieve your aesthetic goals.

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What are the Benefits of Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

There is a road to cosmetic content with your post-weight-loss sagging skin and a long list of life benefits once the contouring has taken place. One of the most rewarding parts of this procedure from our Aesthetic Contours team is seeing the surgery go full circle and create living advantages that fully help our patients. Some of these advantages and benefits can include the following:

  • More defined, well-shaped body parts
  • Younger, thinner appearance
  • Smoother skin
  • Symptomatic improvement
  • Results from surgery are more noticeable and immediate. With nonsurgical options, it may take a few weeks or months to see a difference

When it comes to the type of contouring, the benefits can be seen and felt with different parts of target areas; these areas and benefits can include:

  • Thigh Lift: Removes excess skin on the thighs
  • Butt Lift: Elevates the buttocks and decreases sagging
  • Back: Excess skin can be removed from both the upper and lower back
  • Arm Lift: Removes excess skin on the upper arms for less friction.
  • Breast Lift or Reduction. Reduces the likelihood of rashes under the folds of the breasts
  • Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Removes even more skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, works for women after pregnancy.

Who are the Best Candidates for Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Patients who consider themselves the best candidates for Post Weight Loss Body Contouring have lost their expected weight after bariatric surgery and kept it off for at least six months or so. They also have extreme or annoying skin sagging left over from the procedure or life change that triggered the dramatic weight loss. If you find yourself dealing with an excess amount of unwanted skin, this procedure may be exactly what you’ve been searching for. Aesthetic Contours recommends that candidates that have the proper health requirements below:

  • Are non-smokers
  • Have no major heart or lung disease
  • Can tolerate general anesthesia
  • Post-bariatric plastic surgery sometimes requires pre-surgical psychological counseling

What’s the First Step?

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The first step to getting post-weight loss body contouring in the Inland Empire is to schedule a consultation. Our skilled team of technicians will examine your medical history, lifestyle, and expectations regarding contouring and the best step forward for your body type. We will be on hand to answer any questions you have moving forward; clarity on your path to Body Contouring and very important to us. After meeting with our experts, you will be one step closer to the smooth skin you’ve been longingly waiting for. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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What to Expect on the Day of Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

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Once you arrive at Aesthetic Contours at our Inland Empire office, we will ensure you are confident and comfortable with the treatment. During the Body Contouring surgery, Dr. Heidari will make an incision to tighten and remove excess skin in the target areas. Most likely, multiple incisions will be required to treat various areas. Dr. Heidari will work with you to place incisions strategically so most types of clothing can hide them. The procedure can last 2-6 hours, depending on what best course of action is required for the specific region on your body.

Post Weight Loss Body Contouring Recovery

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Thin tubes will be placed under the skin to drain excess fluids and remain in place for about two weeks; this helps achieve the best and most efficient results safely.1-2 day hospital stay maybe required on rare occasions.

You will be expected to get up and walk the first night following surgery — this is important to help in your recovery, and our team will be by your side to assist in any movement goals. At first, you will need to walk in a slightly bent position. Your activity level will slowly advance over a few days, but you won’t be able to walk standing straight for at least a week. Most patients return to their daily activities in four to six weeks and return to regular exercise in about six to eight weeks. This is when the path to the body you have always dreamed of truly is underway, free of large, loose, and flappy skin.

How Much Does Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Cost in the Inland Empire?

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The most suitable way to understand the price of your procedure is to come in for a consultation and allow Dr. Heidari to give you an examination. Once our team knows best how to help you and properly assess what kind of Body Contouring you need, you will be provided with a cost breakdown for your entire procedure. The cost of Post Weight Loss Body Contouring can vary in Upland, CA, and adjusts depending on various factors. Cost questions can be discussed in a consultation; we look forward to helping you understand the cost factors involved in your Aesthetic Contours treatment.

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Why Choose Us?

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If you require Body Contouring, you will already understand just how important these procedures can be. When it comes to any treatment, we care about the details; in this case, we will be highly focused on getting you to the dreams you desire aesthetically, eliminating the loose and flappy skin standing in your way. At our Inland Empire location in Upland, we use the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Heidari employs skill, artistry, and science to deliver exceptional results. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, laser procedures, and skin care. Dr. Heidari’s personally trained staff takes pride in maintaining the highest safety and quality care standards for your Post-Weight Body Contouring Procedure. Your safety and comfort are our top priority.

At Contour Aesthetic Center, we aim to provide tailored, personalized care in a beautiful, state-of-the-art environment. We know that every patient is unique. We want to offer more than a service; we want to create a relationship built on trust that will last long into the future. Our center values excellence, beauty, and kindness and believe all three are essential for success. Because of our commitment to these values, many patients recommend our friends and family to us.

Schedule Your Consultation

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Dr. Ali Heidari and his skillful team are here to make your vision of Post Weight Loss Body Contouring a reality. Our Inland Empire team in Upland team works around the clock with each patient individually to determine an adequate treatment plan. Because Body Contouring can be such a detailed and specific plan, it’s essential to come up with a list of questions or concerns for Dr. Heidari. Contact the Aesthetic Contours office today or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch.

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Post Weight Loss Body Contouring FAQs

Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.