Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery

Body Contouring & Post-Weight Loss Surgery

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Let's face it: Life is not easy on the body. A whole host of biological and environmental factors can undesirably affect your physical appearance. A major contributor is significant weight fluctuations. But through a wide range of body contouring procedures by Tucson, Arizona, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao, you can overcome the negative effects life has on your physique and overall appearance.

Request your consultation online or call (520) 209-2500 to learn how Dr. Rao can enhance your physique and confidence with body contouring.

A Word from Your Body Contouring Specialist

Body contouring is a very exciting opportunity for people, especially those who have lost a lot of weight. These procedures can create dramatic results and serve as an important milestone in a patient's transformational journey. It is very rewarding to work with someone, get to know them and their goals, establish a plan and see such a tremendous rejuvenation.

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A Word from Your Body Contouring Specialist

Arun Jay Rao, M.D.

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Why body contouring may be right for me

Body contouring includes a wide range of treatment options for both the upper and lower body. Many women and men who have achieved significant weight loss, or women who have gone through childbearing, commonly choose to have body contouring treatments.

If you have loose skin or stubborn, unwanted fat on your abdomen, back, waist, hips, legs or arms, Dr. Rao offers body contouring procedures such as arm lift and body lift for Tucson, Arizona, women and men.

My procedure

Similar to a mommy makeover, body contouring often combines multiple procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. Using various lifting techniques, Dr. Rao can create thinner, firmer body contours.

The procedure typically involves the removal of stretched skin and diet resistant fat through a tummy tuck. Other body contouring options include arm lift (brachioplasty), thigh lift, buttock lift, back lift (beneath the bra line) and liposuction. Body contouring patients may choose to complement their firmer, thinner body with a facelift for a more youthful appearance.

My results

Women and men who have body contouring surgery, especially those who do so as a follow-up to substantial weight loss, often regain a more youthful figure due to firmer, trimmer body contours. They are usually able to enjoy a wider range of movement and can participate in more physical activities.

Answers to Common Questions

I underwent bariatric surgery and lost a significant amount of weight, but I have a lot of excess skin. What can I do to eliminate the excess skin?

The redundant skin that persists after your weight loss is best treated with surgery, such as an arm, thigh or body lift.

When is the best time for me to undergo body contouring after massive weight loss?

Your body has undergone massive changes within a short amount of time, and there are several factors that have to be considered before you can undergo body contouring. Ideally your weight should be stable for at least 3 months with no major fluctuations, and you should be within 10 to 15% of your goal weight. A preoperative nutrition assessment is performed to ensure that your wounds will be able to heal.

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