Questions to ask before you consider body contouring

By March 7, 2023News

If you have achieved a major weight loss goal, are struggling with separated abdominal muscles, or are simply looking to fine tune your workout results, you may be considering body contouring treatments. While researching, you are likely to find that there are a variety of options, including both surgical an non-surgical body contouring options.

To choose the right procedure for you, start by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon that has vast experience with body contouring treatments. During your consultation, make sure you ask the following important questions, along with any others you have that will help you make the right decision based on your specific goals and needs.

Am I a good candidate for body contouring?

The ideal candidate for body contouring would already be at or very close to their target weight. Although, it is never too early to begin planning an upcoming body contouring procedure, even if you are still working on your fitness goals.

Be sure to speak to your surgeon and ask what you can do to improve your body contouring results in the long-term. Hitting your weight loss goals is a great place to start, along with establishing healthy habits now so that you can maintain and prolong your body contouring results.

Your plastic surgeon will also be able to determine if they feel like the patient is going to get a good result from the procedure. At Southern Aesthetic, we are always honest, body contouring is a real surgery, and the decision to undergo the procedure should not be taken lightly. We will always offer the correct guidance in whether surgery is the right option for you or not.

What is the recovery like?.

If you are planning on undergoing body contouring treatment, it is vital to understand what the recovery is like. By understanding how long it will take for you to fully recovery post-surgery, you will be able to prepare for work leave, social commitments and caring for your children and family.

Which body contouring procedure is right for me?

Depending on your goals and current body shape will determine which procedure is right for you. If you have recently achieved major weight loss, your top concern may be loose abdominal skin – in this case, a tummy tuck with liposuction may be an ideal option. Women who have had children and are looking to treat separated abdominal muscles, loose skin, suborn fat, or other concerns such as drooping breasts, are likely to be great candidates for a mummy makeover.

It is important to speak to your plastic surgeon so they can determine which surgery will be right for you to achieve your body goals.

Has the quote for the surgery been fully explained to you?

Prior to undergoing surgery, it is important to understand what costs are involved to ensure that there are no hidden or unexpected expenses. At Southern Aesthetic, we will provide you with a detailed quote so that you know exactly what you can expect regarding costs. Some body contouring procedures may also be covered by Medicare or Private Health Insurance if the procedure is deemed medically necessary.

Other questions you should ask can be found in the ASAPS guide; these include:

⦁ Will I have a qualified anaesthetist?
⦁ Who will be looking after me?
⦁ How many follow ups post-surgery?

If you are considering body contouring Sydney surgery, get in contact with our qualified team at Southern Aesthetics. We take an individualised approach to each patient and procedure, ensuring that we provide the finest body contouring surgery. For more information, and to book a consultation, give us a call on 02 9186 8105.

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