With the euphoria that often comes with the anticipation of major Sanford Body Contouring surgery after a lot of weight loss (and who can blame you after all this time and effort you have put into it), is the reality of what plastic surgery can and can not do. I have observed that all Sanford Body Contouring surgery in the weight loss patient will have a very profound effect. This is unlike some cosmetic surgeries in the non-weight loss patient where the problems are smaller...and the results are subsequently smaller. It is not really possible to remove a lot of sagging skin and fat and not see dramatic changes. And most extreme weight loss patients appropriately see the 'big picture' as opposed to some smaller details which may be a focus for other types of patients. For this reason, Sanford Body Contouring patients are usually pretty satisfied with their results.
Despite the largely satisfied patient, Sanford Body Contouring like all surgery has some realities that every patient needs to know. First, the surgery is basically a trade-off of one problem for another. You are exchanging loose hanging skin for scars. And, in general, most of these scars are not great by plastic surgery standards. That is the nature of Sanford Body Contouring surgery.....a lot of scars. If you combine a lot of different procedures together or in stages (for example, circumferential body lift and arm lift) there is going to be a dramatic change but at the price of substantial scarring. Some scars may look great but many others won't. You must be prepared for the scars...and the time it takes for them to mature and settle down. (6 months to a year) Body Contouring in Sanford FL