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The Benefits of Surgical Body Contouring


Maine plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Perrone received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. With more than 10 years of medical experience, Anthony Perrone, MD, serves as the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center and provides such services as body contouring after weight loss.

After significant weight loss, the body often has some sagging areas and excess skin. Body contouring is used to alter these areas and provide the body with a more youthful appearance. This relates to one of the procedure’s main benefits: improved self-esteem and self-confidence. After losing weight, many individuals may experience low self-esteem because of their extra skin. By undergoing a body contouring procedure, they often feel better about their appearance and benefit from the emotional boost of a slimmer silhouette.

Beyond this, body contouring prevents rashes and infections. When excess skin is left after a weight loss surgery or other dramatic loss of weight, it creates unnecessary folds around the body. These folds rub against the neighboring skin and cause rashes. If the skin becomes extremely irritated, it may become infected. In addition to lower risk of rashes, patients enjoy walking and jumping without experiencing pain from sagging areas or interference from excess skin.

Finally, body contouring is a simple, safe way for patients to improve stubborn areas. The procedure has been performed for several decades and continues to experience new technological advances. Results from a body contouring procedure last longer than results gained through non-surgical options, and many patients only need one procedure to fix multiple areas of their body.

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