Body contour correction
Body contour correction is a surgical procedure performed to effectively correct the body shape and form a beautiful body contour. During the procedure, fat is removed from those parts of the body where it is in excess and transplanted to other parts of the body.
This procedure is recommended when localized fat accumulations (usually on the inside of the thighs, knees and arms, neck, throat, hips, abdomen, waist, breast and back) have formed in certain areas of the body, making the body look disproportionate, which, however, are impossible to eliminate through diet or exercise.
Body contouring can be performed for people of all ages, but particularly good results can be expected when the skin is still elastic. It is important to know that this surgery is not suitable for those who want to get rid of excess weight.
Consultation with a plastic surgeon is necessary prior to body contouring procedure, who will help assess the anatomy of the patient’s body, discuss the expectations, the operation plan, extent and other details.
The operation is usually performed under general anaesthesia, but sometimes local anaesthesia may also be used. Depending on the extent of the surgery, it can take from 1 to 4 hours. During the operation, fat is sucked out through very small incisions from areas where fat deposits deform the contour of the body. After special preparation, fat can be transplanted to other parts of the body (usually breasts or buttocks) to increase their volume or correct their shape, asymmetry, various defects and form the desired body contours.
In case of a large weight loss, when the skin of the abdomen, arms and thighs is no longer able to shrink, the excess skin can be removed during the operation.
Fat transfer to the facial area allows to correct the changes caused by the ageing process, correct asymmetry, defects, and rejuvenate the skin.
It is recommended to stay at the clinic for 1-2 days following the operation, after which, in the absence of complications, the patient will be discharged home, and care will be continued on an outpatient basis. The time of the postoperative visit will be appointed by the operating doctor. It is advisable to limit physical activity during the first month after surgery. It is necessary to wear special compression clothing to help the skin form new contours after surgery for a period of 6-8 weeks after surgery. Intensive exercise is not recommended for the same period of time, and strenuous activities, direct sunlight and solarium rays should be avoided.
Results to expect after surgery
Changes after body contour correction are visible immediately, but the final result can be evaluated in 3-4 months after surgery.
Patients can enjoy a more beautiful and attractive body contour, pronounced lines and harmonious proportions.
For lasting results of the operation, weight fluctuations should be avoided, a healthy diet and adequate physical activity should be maintained.