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4 Things You Must Do for the Best Body Contouring Results

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Are you considering body contouring surgery such as liposuction? Here are four things you need to do before your plastic surgery procedure to ensure the best results.


Body contouring surgery is designed to eliminate any stubborn pockets of fat on the body, tighten problem areas, and deliver a more toned and youthful look that will boost your confidence and rejuvenate your appearance. 

This refers to plastic surgery treatments such as: 

  • Liposuction 
  • Arm lift 
  • Abdominoplasty 
  • Medial thigh lift 

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a body contouring procedure is a safe and effective method of achieving the body shape you’ve always desired. However, before undergoing any plastic surgery, you must book a consultation with your surgeon to determine if this is the right choice for you. 

Customized Body Contouring Procedures at Our Kelowna Private Hospital 

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced and highly trained in a number of surgeries including gynecology surgery, body contouring, ankle surgery, and more. Whatever your needs, we can help you achieve all your aesthetic and health goals. 

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4 Things to Do Before Your Body Contouring Procedure for the Best Results 

Body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks and liposuction are very popular amongst men and women who are looking to achieve their ideal body shape. Once you have chosen an experienced plastic surgeon and determined your candidacy, you must start preparing for your treatment. 

Here are four steps you can take to get the best results from your body contouring procedure: 


1. Stay Realistic About Your Goals

Although body contouring procedures such as liposuction and abdominoplasty can help tone your body, these treatments are not designed to act as weight loss surgeries. With that in mind, you should create realistic and achievable goals taking into account your starting weight and natural body shape. 


2. Avoid Crash Diets Before Your Procedure 

While you might be tempted to reach your target weight quickly so you can undergo liposuction or a tummy tuck as soon as possible, you should resist the temptation to crash diet. This almost always results in dramatic weight fluctuations which can interfere with the quality of your body contouring results. 


3. Discuss Your Concerns and Questions With Your Plastic Surgeon 

Prior to the date of your procedure, you should communicate frequently with your plastic surgeon. They will most likely provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. During this time, don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have. 

A few questions you should address before your procedure include: 

  • How long is the recovery period and how much time should I take off work? 
  • What medications do I need to stop taking? 
  • How can I prepare for my recovery to ensure the best and safest results? 
  • How long will it take for me to see my final results? 

Remember, the more you understand about your body contouring procedure, the smoother and easier the surgery (and recovery period) will go. 


4. Make Sure to Plan Ahead 

In order to get the best results from your surgery, you should plan ahead. This will ensure that your recovery period will go more smoothly and you’ll have everything you need to minimize your risk and stay healthy after your procedure. 

Before the day of your surgery, you should: 

  • Make arrangements with a family member or friend to drive you to and from our private hospital 
  • Ask a family member or friend to help you with your regular chores for a few days 
  • Make plans for a responsible adult to help you take care of your children for the first few days after your body contouring procedure 
  • Create a relaxing space for yourself beforehand. Clean out your room and make sure to keep plenty of books, magazines, or movies on hand. 

Above all, you should try to stay calm and relaxed before your procedure. Remind yourself that you’ve made all the necessary preparations and all that is left to do is focus on your final results. 


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Are you considering a body contouring procedure? If you would like to know more about the costs and benefits of liposuction or an abdominoplasty, or you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for these surgeries, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can help! 

To book a consultation, contact our Kelowna private hospital at 250-868-9799 or book a consultation online.


FAQs 

Q: Am I a good candidate for a body contouring procedure?
The best way to determine if you're a good body contouring candidate is to book a consultation with your plastic surgeon. However, typically adults who are within 30 per cent of their ideal weight, who have firm, elastic skin, and who are in good general health are good candidates for body contouring procedures.


Q: How long do liposuction results last? 
The fat that is removed from an area with liposuction doesn't grow back. However, the fat cells that remain can get bigger if you gain weight. That's why it's important to retain a healthy lifestyle after your body contouring procedure. 


Q: Do I have to stop smoking in order to have a body contouring procedure?
The best candidates for any plastic surgery are those who do not smoke. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking at least one month before your procedure and continue to avoid smoking for at least one month afterwards. Smoking can reduce blood flow which restricts your body's ability to heal and increases your surgical risks. 


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