Body contouring surgery encompasses techniques or surgical procedures that treat deformities of different body regions, excluding the face and chest or breasts. That is, all cosmetic surgery comprises except facial surgery and breast surgery; although in the context of mammary Postbariatric surgery interventions mastopexy also contemplate, with or without implants and breast reduction.
Body contouring surgery
The types of surgery that are included in body contouring are those that affect regions of the trunk, limbs and buttocks and would be excluded techniques intimate genital surgery or surgery.
Thus the main procedures of body contouring surgery include abdominoplasty, the flancoplastia, the torsoplastia (with or without mammoplasty), the cruroplasty or thigh lift, brachioplasty or arm lift and buttocks surgery. The latter case is also a separate chapter except in cases where it is associated with other techniques body contouring.
All these techniques listed above to correct sagging in any of the regions mentioned body.
Liposuction as exclusive or combined procedure also corresponds to the body contouring surgery. The indication is the reduction of fatty deposits located when no sagging. It is complementarily used in any of the interventions combined removal of excess skin, dermolipectomy.
Importantly, any body contouring surgery is not indicated to treat obesity.
Who can undergo body contouring surgery
These interventions are needed to correct sagging in any region that may arise. Therefore candidates are people who wish to settle the flab, especially in its maximum degree.
The most frequent intervention is abdominoplasty, especially in women with pregnancies as the muscle and skin deteriorate planes. It is to repair the transferred or lax muscles in the midline and remove excess skin.
The only indispensable to undergo such interventions requirement is that there is no overweight or what is the same, the patient is between the values of normal weight. The days before the practice of this surgery is not necessary to make any preparation.
Body contouring surgery: postoperative
This set of surgeries are major interventions that require hospitalization of one to three days. The first week there some discomfort without pain and are treated with analgesics and anti-inflammatories routine. In 15 days it is possible to resume all regular activities, including moderate exercise.
Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.