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Body Contouring In Dallas TX & Montclair NJ

What is Body Contouring?

your desired body shape

Bariatric surgery, while it effectively takes off extreme excess weight, does not give the patient his or her desired body shape; body contouring surgery is needed to finish the job and give the person the body profile they desire. Body contouring uses various procedures to remove excess fat and skin to create a slimmer profile. A patient who has undergone major weight loss usually has sagging skin in areas such as the face, neck, abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs. With Dallas body contouring expert, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato, this can be addressed as the body is sculpted to achieve the desired figure.

What Are the Different Forms of
Body Contouring?

target different areas

The goal of body contouring is to address the sagging, loose skin that is the byproduct of major weight loss. Usually, once the skin has been stretched by gaining large amounts of weight, at a certain point it loses elasticity and can’t return to its former tautness, even once the weight is gone. Body contouring procedures involve different surgeries that target different areas: facelift, breast lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, butt lifts, and medial thigh lift. Generally speaking, Dallas body contouring patients experience an improved quality of life as a result.

Dr. Matthew J. Trovato at his Dallas Plastic Surgery Practice

Who Are Good Candidates for a Body Contouring Procedure?

patients should be in generally good health

Patients whose weight has been stable for six months are ideal candidates for body contouring procedure. Potential patients should be in generally good health and not smoke. Most important, patients need to buy into a healthy future lifestyle that involves a healthy diet and exercise. These patients can reap the rewards from body contouring the rest of their lives.

What Can I Expect From a Body Contouring Surgery?

Depending on the procedure, body contouring can involve long incisions where the skin has to be trimmed and underlying muscles tightened. There will be scarring, but Dr. Trovato seeks to minimize it by placing incisions in places where they can be effectively hidden by clothing. After your treatment with body contouring Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato will provide you with instructions to follow during your recovery.

What Can I Expect During My Recovery From a Body Contouring Procedure?

Obviously, bandages and dressings will be applied to your incisions following a body contouring surgery. Drainage tubes may also be placed temporarily under the skin to prevent the accumulation of fluid and blood.

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You will need to avoid strenuous activity, lifting, and straining for a period of time with almost all body contouring procedures. When body contouring involves the thighs or the abdomen, you will be instructed to avoid placing pressure on internal sutures during healing. It may be necessary to avoid standing fully upright and to place pillows under the knees to elevate the area during sleep. Early ambulation is also recommended to avoid the buildup of blood clots in the legs following the procedure.

What Are the Risks Involved in a
Body Contouring Procedure?

Dr. Trovato will discuss any possible risks

As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Infection, scarring, reactions, and the like. While these are rare, they are possible. Dr. Trovato will discuss any possible risks and side effects with you during your consultation. Dr. Matthew J. Trovato will shape every step of treatment to your unique needs, ensuring the best results and giving you certainty that you have selected the right body contouring surgeon in Dallas.

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Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.

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