Body Contouring in Kenya
Body Contouring in Kenya: Plastic Surgery – Davinci Medical Group
What is body contouring?
Weight loss is known to have many health benefits. Dramatic weight loss from either lifestyle changes or surgical procedures may leave behind sagging skin and tissues that have reduced elasticity to conform to the new body size.
Surgical body contouring after a dramatic weight loss helps remove excess sagging skin and fat. It also improves the underlying support tissue giving a better proportioned appearance with smooth contours.
There are several body contouring procedures which include:
- Face lift
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Lower body lifts
- Medial thigh lifts
- Tummy tucks
Who is a good candidate for body contouring?
Body contouring is ideal for:
- Adults whose weight loss has stabilized
- Individuals without medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus that may impair healing
- Non smokers – smoking impairs healing
- Individuals with a general positive outlook and have realistic body goals
- Individuals who want to live a healthy lifestyle by embracing proper nutrition and fitness.
What do you expect during a consultation for body contouring?
During the initial consultation for body contouring, your surgeon will discuss with you your goals for the surgery. Our doctors will take a detailed past medical history to evaluate your suitability for the operation.
During this consultation, you will also discuss the medications you are currently using including herbal medication and supplements. You may have to stop some medication that can impair healing or increase the risk of bleeding. The surgeon will also take photographs for your medical records.
Some blood tests will be taken as part of your preparation for the surgery. Use this opportunity to ask the qualifications of your surgeon to ensure you are being treated by an expert in the field. Ask questions about the possible outcomes and risks of body contouring operation.
What are the risks of body contouring?
Before undergoing the procedure, the risks will be explained to you. If the surgeon does not tell you, be sure to ask before signing the consent form. Some risks associated with body contouring include:
- Anaesthesia associated risks
- Pain from incision sites
- Skin loss
- Blood clots
- Loss of skin sensation in some areas
- Poor wound healing
What do you expect after the surgery?
Following body contouring surgery, the incision marks will be covered with dressings and bandage to prevent infection and to promote healing. Small tubes may be left in situ to help drain blood and or fluids.
During this time, you will be provided with discharge instructions on:
- How to care for the incision sites
- Medications to promote healing
- Specific things to look out for at the incision site and also in your body
- When to follow up with your plastic surgeon
If you see pus from the incision site or your body temperature suddenly increases, you should see your surgeon immediately as this may point towards surgical site infection.
You will need to walk around to promote blood flow from your legs and reduce the risks of clotting in the veins. This is potentially dangerous when the clot dislodges and is transported to the lungs.
Although good results are generally expected from body contouring, there is no guarantee because every body is different. Some people may need another surgical procedure to achieve optimum results.