Body Contouring

After significant weight loss, sometimes you are left with stubborn, stretched skin that does not reflect the new shape of your body. Once you've lost fat, you may feel discouraged by the empty, often sagging skin left behind. This is when body contouring may be the solution.

What concerns can body contouring correct?

When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, body contouring will:
  • Correct any sagging excess skin
  • Sculpt excess fat
  • Define your body's shape after substantial weight loss, pregnancy, or aging

An overview of body contouring

At your initial consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will discuss your expectations, perform a thorough evaluation of your body, and give you a comprehensive explanation of what to expect from the body contouring procedure. He will carefully evaluate your unique concerns and desired outcome, and make recommendations to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the result of your body contouring. Dr. Pellegrino's assessment will determine which combination of procedures would best suit your individual goals. Often, body contouring encompasses several different "lift" procedures - it may include an arm lift, a thigh lift, and/or a tummy tuck.

What to expect during recovery

Body contouring is a significant procedure, so allowing yourself the correct amount of time to recover is extremely important. As you recover, normal side effects consist of swelling, bruising, and pain in the area. Throughout the healing process, Dr. Pellegrino will advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for several weeks after your procedure to promote optimal healing. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will offer a custom treatment plan and guidance for your individual recovery period throughout your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is body contouring right for you?

If you are considering body contouring, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino for an expert's opinion on what procedure or combination of procedures will be best suited for you. Generally, most men and women are candidates for body contouring if sagging skin, loss of skin elasticity, or excessive stubborn fat are causing your body to appear disproportionately large or soft. Additionally, candidates for this procedure should be healthy overall. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what body contouring can accomplish. When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, body contouring can make a considerable difference in the appearance of your stomach, limbs, and body overall, however, individual results may vary based on a variety of factors.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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