Body Contouring

Body Contouring Specialist
Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS and the team at Western Bariatric, AMC offer Body Contouring to patients from San Bernardino, Riverside, and the surrounding areas of Southern California. After massive weight loss, patients opt for Body Contouring to eliminate excess fatty deposit in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This procedure is non-invasive, takes less than one hour and is performed using a laser heat treatment.

Body Contouring Q & A

by Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring procedures are designed to improve the appearance in people who have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, especially after weight loss surgery. Following a weight loss surgery like gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy, many people lose a tremendous amount of weight in a relatively short time period. This weight loss means that a great deal of fat is gone, but the skin will remain. That skin can become a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many people. Body contouring procedures can excise that skin and create a much improved new contour. The body contouring procedure takes only around 25 minutes, and multiple sections of the body can be contoured during the same procedure if desired.Who is a Good Candidate For Body Contouring?

In most cases, the ideal candidate for body contouring is a person who has lost the desired amount of weight after their weight loss surgery. Once a patient's weight has become stable, body contouring can produce truly dramatic and impressive results.

What is the Recovery Time After Body Contouring Surgery?

There is virtually no recovery time for body contouring surgery. Patients usually report only a slight feeling of tenderness, similar to the feeling after a workout at the gym.

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