Body Contouring

Body Contouring Related Terms:
Bellybutton Revision, Body, Body Implants, Body Lift, Body Lift, Body Procedures, Bunionectomy, Circumferential Body Lift, Circumferential Torsoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Torsoplasty

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General Information about Body Contouring Plastic surgery

Body Contouring Plastic surgery procedure can help you to dramatically improve your body appearance. It is usually the next step after excessive weight reduction or bariatric surgery. When you lose weight, your skin cannot adjust quickly enough to the new size. That results in "exessive skin" areas, in body areas such as the abdomen, upper arms, thighs and breasts. In some cases, your skin may not be elastic enough, due to aging process, which can lead to permanent skin flaps. The countouring treatment may also be performed to repair the effects of childbearing and aging.

The extra body skin can cause hygiene problems, make you avoid wearing clothes with short sleeves and puts you in a low self-esteem. Body contouring is a series of plastic surgery operations, which can be divided into two groups: lower body lift and upper body lift. The lower body lift treatment copvers your abdomen thighs and buttocks. Upper body lift is complementary to the lower body lift and it covers the body areas of the breasts and the upper arms.

Ideal candidate for Body Contouring Plastic surgery 

The ideal candidate for the Body Contouring Plastic surgery are patients in good general health, who are unsatisfied with their body look. During the body countouring surgery the abdomen is usually treated first, because it is the body area with the most excess of skin and fat. A plastic surgery horizontal incision is made above the pubic area, through which the extra fat is removed and the muscles are tightened. In some cases liposuction is performed to remove extra fat. Thighs and butt are treated under the same principle. The plastic surgery operation takes 4-7 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Sometimes additional procedures are performed during the same Body Contouring operation. Such include breast lift plastic surgery, arm lift plastic surgery or inner thigh lift plastic surgery. Arm lift is performed by placing an incision from the armpit to the elbow, while removing extra fat and skin. The excess fat from the inner thigh is removed by liposuction plastic surgery, the incision usually made between the groin and the upper thigh.


Potencial Risks of Body Contouring Plastic surgery 

Every plastic surgery procedure has its risks. The most common complication of body lift is seroma formation. Other complications such as bleeding, infection or blood clots, are relatively rare. The scars never fully disappear, but they fade over time and change their size. It may take several months until the scars have reached their final formation.

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Objective  To characterize the epidemiology and genetics of vitiligo and associated autoimmune diseases in a population isolate in Romania in which there is a high frequency of these diseases.

Design  Prospective and retrospective ascertainment of all patients and extended families with these disorders in the study community.

Setting  A geographically isolated community in the mountains of northern Romania.

Patients  Fifty-one affected individuals and their close relatives from 35 nuclear families in an extended kindred that effectively constitutes the entire community population.

Main Outcome Measures  Demographic, phenotypic, and genetic aspects of vitiligo and other autoimmune diseases in the extended kindred.

Results  The frequencies of vitiligo and several other autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune thyroid disease, adult-onset autoimmune diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis, are greatly elevated. The age of vitiligo onset in this village is relatively delayed, suggesting that the causes of vitiligo in this community may be somewhat atypical. Genetic segregation analysis is most consistent with a single major locus recessive model, although incomplete penetrance and heritability suggest that other genes and nongenetic factors likely influence occurrence of disease in homozygotes.

Conclusions  The high frequency of vitiligo and other autoimmune diseases in this isolated inbred community and an unusual aspect of the vitiligo phenotype suggest that susceptibility to these disorders in this "special population" may be unusual, likely involving a major recessive gene. Whereas disease susceptibility seems to involve a major genetic component, actual onset of vitiligo in genetically susceptible individuals seems to require exposure to environmental triggers.

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Body Contouring Plastic surgery healing

Body Contouring is a serious plastic surgery procedure, which takes some time to heal. The majority of patients require 4-6 weeks before returning to their daily activities. You shouldn't exercise or lift heavy weight for 6-8 weeks. The swelling usually disappears in full after 3 months. It is important that you wear appropriate garments to ensure proper healing.


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