Three questions to ask before a body contouring procedure

The decision to undergo body contouring surgery should not be taken lightly.

If you have been through significant weight loss or pregnancy, you might be considering a body contouring procedure to enhance your overall appearance. But how do you choose the surgery that is right for you? And how do you ensure that you achieve the results that you want from your treatment? Read on to find out what questions are worth asking before you go ahead with this type of surgery…

1. Which procedure suits me?

There are a number of body contouring procedures available and each one has its own benefits. The procedure that is most appropriate for you will depend on your particular concerns and what you hope to achieve with cosmetic surgery. If, for example, you have lost a considerable amount of weight and would like to get rid of excess loose skin around your abdominal area, you might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. On the other hand, if your main concern is stubborn fat that won’t go away even with a good diet and exercise, you may be suited to liposuction.

The best way to decide on a body contouring procedure that is right for you is to consult with your surgeon. Let them know what you are concerned about and what exactly you would like to achieve. They will then be able to recommend a treatment that’s in line with your aesthetic goals.

2. Am I a suitable candidate?  

If you are in good overall health and are at a stable and healthy body weight, it is likely that you are a suitable candidate for body contouring surgery. If you are on a weight loss journey, it may be best to wait until you reach your goal weight until you go ahead with your procedure of choice. It’s always a good idea to discuss your health and aesthetic goals with your surgeon as they will be able to tell you if there is anything you can do to improve the results of your treatment.

If you are considering a body contouring procedure, you should adopt healthy habits so that you are well enough to go through surgery, and so that you can maintain your results with ease.

3. Are there any risks?

Like any surgery, body contouring procedures have some potential risks. It is always advisable to chat with your surgeon about the possible risks associated with your treatment of choice. They will explain both the benefits and possible complications of your procedure and let you know what you can do to minimise the risk of these complications.

Your surgeon will also give you all the information that you need to enjoy a smooth recovery. Don’t be afraid to raise any questions or concerns that you have regarding your treatment and its side effects — the more informed you feel before going ahead with surgery, the better.

How can we help?

Dr Sally Ng offers a range of body contouring procedures, including abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, thighplasty and liposuction. All of these procedures are designed to enhance the overall aesthetic of one’s body and are particularly popular after considerable weight loss and pregnancy.

If you are not satisfied with the contours of your body but don’t know which type of procedure is most appropriate for you, we encourage you to get come in and see Dr Ng for a consultation. She will provide you with all the information that you need and let you know what kind of results you can realistically expect from your treatment of choice.

To find out more about the body contouring procedures that Dr Sally Ng offers, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, please get in touch here or give us a call on (03) 9587 2048. Dr Sally Ng consults at three convenient locations in Melbourne — Mount Waverley, Footscray, and Wangaratta.