Am I a good candidate for body contouring?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

May 27, 2015

The factors that can affect the shape of your body are diverse, including genetics, aging, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and others.  Houston body contouring procedures can help both men and women attain their ideal physique when diet and exercise have fallen short. Body contouring is not intended primarily for weight loss, but to enhance and improve the overall form of the body.

Factors for Body Contouring Candidacy

Weight and Fitness:  body contouring is ideal for people who are within a healthy range for BMI, but have been unable to get the shape they have been working for. Weight changes can dramatically affect the physique, and body contouring should be undertaken once you have attained a stable target weight for at least a year. A high level of fitness greatly improves recovery and outcomes.

Overall Health:  Those who have chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease may not be good candidates for body contouring. The physical challenges of any surgery can put you at risk of complications when an underlying medical condition is present. Even a cold or viral infection can put you at risk, so body contouring procedures should only begin when you are in the best of health.

Nutrition:  Dietary problems or nutritional deficiencies can impede the healing process. Body contouring should begin only after healthy habits are well established, including a consistent balanced diet and moderated alcohol consumption.

Smoking: The effects of smoking can be seen in every tissue of the body, decreasing your ability to heal and putting you at risk for serious complications. Body contouring should not begin until at least 8 weeks after quitting smoking.

The body contouring procedures that can help you achieve a form you can be proud of include liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lift, buttock augmentation, and even calf implants. Some of these procedures can be combined to meet your specific goals, as exemplified by the mommy makeover.

Whether you are looking for minor improvement following weight loss, or a mommy makeover transformation, the Houston, Texas offices of The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can help develop the right plan for you. Please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 713-766-0071 or contact us online for a consultation.