Body Contouring Procedure - Scranton, PA and Waymart, PA
If you’re living with excess skin and fat after major weight loss, a body contouring procedure can help you tighten your figure and complete your transformation.
Using the latest technology, Dr. Scot McKenna performs expert body contouring surgeries as part of his solo plastic surgery practice. With his patient-first approach, Dr. McKenna will discuss your needs and goals with you to ensure you’re confident in your procedure.
If you’re ready to feel amazing in your skin, schedule your appointment with Dr. McKenna today.
FAQs on Body Contouring:
What is body contouring?
Body contouring (or body sculpting) is a surgical procedure that can help remove excess skin and tissue from your body.
Why might I need body contouring?
After weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Surgical body contouring can remove this excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue, giving you a more standard silhouette.
What are the types of body contouring procedures?
Body contouring procedures may include:
- Facelift: Improves sagging in the mid-face, jowls, and neck
- Breast lift: Tightens sagging, flattened breasts
- Tummy tuck: Removes an apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen
- Lower body lifts: Repairs sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin, and outer thighs
- Medial thigh lift: Improves sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh
- Brachioplasty (arm lift): Improves sagging of the upper arms
Body contouring may also include liposuction, a procedure which suctions excess fat from your body using a specialized tube and vacuum to sculpt your figure.
What can I expect after body contouring surgery?
You will definitely need assistance after your procedure, so be sure to arrange for a friend or loved one to drive you to and from our office. It’s best to avoid bending, straining, or lifting for several days to weeks after your surgery. Where tightening of the abdomen or thighs is involved, Dr. McKenna may also instruct you to avoid standing fully upright and stressing any internal sutures as they heal, and to sleep with pillows elevating your knees. Additionally, it’s vital to drink plenty of fluids and be up and walking as soon as possible. This will help minimize the risk of blood clots in your legs.