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Body Contouring

Weight fluctuations caused by bariatric surgery, diet, and pregnancy may cause the body to lose its attractive appearance, lose elasticity due to excess fat and skin. This procedure is used to shape the body, remove sagging skin and excess fat, and improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue.

Body contouring, which allows you to have a tighter body, is typically used when the skin cannot fully recover after dramatic weight loss. Sagging in skin, particularly in the upper arm, abdomen, thighs, and legs, can thus be eliminated.

What is Body Shaping?

Aesthetic surgical procedures applied to improve the appearance of deformed skin and tissue after dramatic weight loss are called body contouring surgeries. Body shaping procedures play an important role in achieving the desired body contour. In cases where liposuction alone is not sufficient, in other words, there is excess skin, it may be necessary to apply lifting procedures.

In addition, some procedures can be combined within the scope of body shaping surgeries specific to the patient. However, before planning, the patient's needs, expectations, body structure and lifestyle habits should be evaluated.

How Does Body Shaping Work?

Body shaping procedures can be used alone or in combination. The procedure is planned individually after evaluating the patient's body, needs, and expectations.

The body is shaped by removing fat tissues from the target area with the liposuction method, which is used to eliminate regional deformities caused by regional fat deposits that are resistant to regular diet and exercise.

Breast deformations caused by aging, gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and genetic factors can be eliminated with breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast lift aesthetics.

Excess fat and loosened skin in the abdominal region due to various reasons can be eliminated with tummy tuck surgery which is applied with different techniques. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction if needed. Within the scope of tummy tuck surgery, the treatment of separation in the abdominal muscles, which usually occurs due to giving birth, can also be performed.

Loose, saggy skin and tissues can be removed by making an incision in the hip area. Butt lift surgery can be combined with tummy tuck, thigh lift and liposuction applications when necessary.

Back lift surgery can be used to remove excess fat and sagging skin in the back area, and to correct the upper and/or lower back contours.

Arm lift surgery can be applied with patient-specific techniques to remove excess fat and loose skin in the arm and armpit area. Likewise, thigh lift can be preferred to remove sagging and excess skin caused by loss of elasticity from the area.

Who Is Body Shaping Done For?

Tummy tucks, arm lifts, thigh lifts, breast lifts, butt lifts, and liposuction are among the most common body shaping procedures. Body shaping procedures applied for;

  • Over the age of 18
  • After body shaping procedures, patients should make the necessary lifestyle changes.
  • Will be able to maintain a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine,
  • Having realistic expectations for the outcomes of the operations,
  • It can be applied to people who do not have any health problems that prevent surgery and are able to keep their weight stable for a set period of time.

Considerations After Body Shaping

The recovery process after body shaping operations; It may vary depending on the patient's structural characteristics, the scope of the procedure, whether body shaping operations are combined, the surgeon's experience, and how well the patient adheres to the doctor's advice on recovery and other issues during the recovery period. After body shaping operations, care should be taken to regularly use the prescribed medications, and to avoid exercises and activities that may cause strain until the incisions heal.

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