QUESTION: Are there any side effects?
ANSWER: Body contouring procedures can be very simple or complex depening on how much tissue is being contoured and how many areas are being treated. For more complex procedures patients will often stay overnight in the surgical facility where they are watched over by a nursing team with continuous monitoring. Specific risks associated with each procedure will be discussed at your consultation. Body contouring procedures are not treatment for obesity and best results are had when patients are close to their ideal body weight.
QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
ANSWER: This largely depends on the number and location of areas being treated. Your specific recover timeline will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Marion.
QUESTION: When will I see results?
ANSWER: With most procedures the results are immediate though some bruising and swelling is inevitable. Your results and healing time are individual but Dr. Marion will be seeing you postoperatively and his office will be helping you heal as quick as possible.
QUESTION: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
ANSWER: No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their body contouring treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
QUESTION: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
ANSWER: Many people, after seeing the results from their body contouring procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.