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Body Contouring

Body Contouring in Vancouver With Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

Significant weight loss – either from bypass surgery or lifestyle changes – often leaves patients with folds of excessive loose skin. The primary areas affected tend to be the abdomen, back, thighs, and arms. However, body contouring can help smooth and reshape these troublesome areas for patients whose weight loss has been stable for six to 12 months.

You deserve a provider with unparalleled skills who takes the time to understand your needs and aesthetic aims. Dr. Jeannie MacDonald and her expert team develop distinct treatment plans to help reveal your most radiant, natural-looking self, making them one of the most sought-after body contouring post-weight loss providers in Vancouver.

Refresh your figure with body contouring in Vancouver! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

What Is Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Vancouver?

Body contouring after weight loss is a rejuvenation procedure that typically involves using a combination of liposuction and surgery to remove unwanted fat and loose skin. By reducing skin and fatty tissue, body contouring can help smooth out and better balance your new figure. The locations where you need excess skin removed will dictate the surgical approach and incisions required.

Several parts of the body can be challenging to target with weight loss and exercise alone. Indeed, sometimes losing massive amounts of weight can magnify the problem of skin laxity in these areas.

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Vancouver?

During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald will discuss your aesthetic goals and recommend body contouring treatments to help achieve your desired results.

Overall, healthy women and men in Vancouver are good candidates for body contouring. Typically, candidates should:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Be at or near their ideal stable weight for six to 12 months
  • Understand the risks of the procedure
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to closely follow pre- and post-procedure instructions

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What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Vancouver?

For patients who are at or near their desired weight but still uncomfortable with their bodies due to excess skin, body contouring is the ideal procedure. Body contouring procedures are an effective way to tighten loose and hanging folds or address pockets of stubborn fat.

Following your body contouring after weight loss procedure, you may notice:

  • A tighter, flatter, more contoured midsection
  • Slimmer thighs
  • Tighter arms
  • Reduced stretch marks
  • Improved overall tone and appearance
  • More proportioned body contour
  • Greater confidence

Body contouring after weight loss will not help you lose much additional weight. It is a sculpting procedure intended to remove loose, redundant skin and pockets of stubborn fat. You might consider body contouring if your weight loss has been stable for six to 12 months, and you have excessive loose skin after reaching your target body weight.

Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your Body Contouring Provider in Vancouver

As a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon, and the only female fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon in the Fraser Valley, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. With specialized experience in facial implant remodeling and reconstruction, Dr. MacDonald’s extensive medical expertise and artistic touch help her formulate individualized treatment plans for each patient, no matter their aesthetic goals.

Thanks to Dr. MacDonald’s unique educational background, she recognizes how aesthetic and cosmetic procedures can improve and enrich her patients’ lives. eHerHHHerHererereraerawerdfjads;ljsd;lkj;lsdfkj;lsdjfhhHer approach to surgery following weight loss in Vancouver helps reveal the healthiest, most rejuvenated, natural-looking you. Above all, Dr. MacDonald strives to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through our practice’s doors.

Your Body Contouring Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald will listen to your goals and concerns before conducting a thorough examination of your skin, reviewing your medical history, and considering all treatment options before determining your candidacy.

Next, Dr. MacDonald will be honest about how you can achieve your goals and explain the options that best address your specific concerns. During your consultation, she will:

  • Provide detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss all concerns and questions you have
  • Explain potential risks of the procedure

Before you leave, Dr. MacDonald will ensure you feel comfortable with making informed decisions about your body contouring after weight loss procedure. Her compassion, honesty, and passion for her craft make Dr. MacDonald your choice as the most sought-after body contouring surgeon in Vancouver.

What Can I Expect During a Body Contouring After Weight Loss Procedure?

Dr. MacDonald carefully customizes all body contouring procedures for the most favorable result for each patient. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Before Your Procedure

Body contouring requires general anesthesia. You must complete a pre-operative questionnaire to ensure you are healthy. We’ll provide instructions regarding arrival time and a reminder not to eat or drink anything after midnight.

Check-In and Anesthesia

Our team will greet you at the check-in area. Dr. MacDonald will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and evaluate the treatment areas. After you are resting under anesthesia, Dr. MacDonald will begin your body contouring procedure.

Body Contouring Procedure

According to your surgical plan, Dr. MacDonald will begin removing skin and tissue. She may also perform liposuction. The length of surgery and recovery time will depend upon how many areas you choose to have treated.

Procedures you might decide to include in your body contouring after weight loss are:

Body Contouring Aftercare

Body contouring is an outpatient procedure, so you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first few days. You will need to fill provided prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics.

Following surgery, you will have two small drains, and our nurse will show you how to care for them. Dr. MacDonald will see you in three to five days to remove the drains. Do not shower until after you have your drains removed. All the stitches will dissolve on their own, and you can care for incisions with ointment and gauze. You will need to wear an abdominal wrap or other compression dressings full-time for approximately four to six weeks.

For those with physical jobs or small children, plan to have four to six weeks of recovery time. If your job is relatively sedentary, you might return to work in 2-4 weeks. Avoid activities that increase your blood pressure until six weeks after surgery. However, Dr. MacDonald encourages you to begin light walks as soon as possible.

As with any surgical procedure, following Dr. MacDonald’s instructions regarding limiting physical activity, cleansing, and avoiding sun exposure is fundamental to ensuring optimal results from body contouring surgery in Vancouver.

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How Soon Will I See My Vancouver Body Contouring After Weight Loss Results?

The recovery time for body contouring procedures is approximately four to six weeks, depending on the extent of your procedure. During this time, you may need assistance completing many daily tasks, especially if you have young children.

Many patients notice immediate improvements to the appearance of their shape following surgery after weight loss. However, you may also experience swelling that temporarily obscures your results. In four to six weeks following surgery, your body will heal, swelling will decrease, and your new contours will become more evident.

Reclaim Your Shape With Body Contouring After Weight Loss!

Your slimmer, more balanced figure is waiting for you! Rejuvenate your appearance and enjoy your new figure with body contouring in Vancouver. Enjoy the natural-looking results and the confidence boost you will get at MacDonald Plastic Surgery.

Partner with one of Vancouver’s most sought-after body contouring providers! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your Vancouver consultation today.

Vancouver Body Contouring After Weight Loss FAQs

Surgery after weight loss costs in Vancouver depend on your specific needs and the number of areas you need to have treated to achieve your desired results. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your body contouring after weight loss cost in Vancouver.

You will be under anesthesia during your body contouring after weight loss procedure, so you should not feel discomfort. Dr. MacDonald will prescribe you pain medication to take while you recover. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald during your consultation.

Avoid strenuous activities that raise your heart rate for approximately four to six weeks following your Vancouver surgery after weight loss treatment. However, Dr. MacDonald suggests you begin slow walking as soon as you feel good enough to do so.