If you want to have body contouring surgery, there are several cosmetic surgeons in the Illinois area who can assist you. Many people assume that because liposuction that is used during body contouring surgery permanently removes fat cells, it's impossible to regain weight in the treated areas. This is only partially true. You have a fixed number of fat cells, and liposuction removes some of these cells permanently. The remaining fat cells can grow bigger, especially if you do not exercise and maintain a healthy diet. This means problem spots can return. However, weight gain after liposuction will usually be distributed to other parts of your body instead of settling back into the same old problem areas.
During weight loss, body shaping compression garments can contour and shape, lessening the stress of evolving tissues until they stabilize for surgery. Weight loss can result in massive folds of skin that are only capable of shrinking so much. These folds can be found in the abdomen, waist, legs, arms, breasts and neck areas. There are a variety of surgery procedures to address these problems.
• Tumescent Lower Body Lift
• Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery
• Body Lift Surgery
• Belt Lipectomy
• Arm Lift or Brachioplasty
• Breast Lift Surgery
• Neck Lift
Body contouring is your first step to permanent lifestyle enhancement. A good candidate is someone who is in good health. Your surgeon will do a physical exam and complete medical history, he or she needs to know that you are in good physical health before any decisions about surgery can be made. If you have physical indications that the procedure you want would carry undue risk or danger, your surgeon will more than likely decline to operate on you.
If you smoke, this increases your risks, not just with cosmetic surgery, but most surgeries in general. You may need to quit or at the very least stop for several weeks prior to your surgery. If you are significantly over weight, your surgeon may advise you to diet and exercise to reach the ideal weight appropriate for surgery. If you are having liposuction, which in not a weight loss tool, you should be within at least 30 pounds of your normal body weight. If your physical limitations can be adjusted by modifying your lifestyle, your surgeon will encourage you to take the steps necessary to lower your risk during surgery and to improve your overall general health.
In some instances, plastic surgeons wear the hat of psychologist to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic plastic surgery. Your emotional and mental well-being will play a huge factor in whether your surgeon will schedule your procedure. When you have your initial consultation you will be asked what your wishes, what your expectations and motivations behind the surgery are, and what the realistic expectations should be for essential success.