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Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Body Contouring in San Diego

Why Choose Dr. Mark Schoemann for Body Contouring?

Dr. Mark Schoemann is a double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures.  Dr. Schoemann has helped countless patients obtain their cosmetic surgery goals through body contouring.  Losing a large amount of weight is an amazing accomplishment, now it may be time to take it to new levels through body contouring.

Am I  a Candidate for Body Contouring?

If you have recently lost a lot of weight through diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery, body contouring may be right for you.  You can expect to have excess skin and rolls after massive weight loss that only body contouring can resolve.

If you have the following you may be a candidate for body contouring;

  • recently lost massive weight
  • have loose hanging skin
  • some stubborn fat pockets
  • serious stress marks

How is the Body Contouring Procedure Performed?

With most body contouring and body lift patients Dr. Schoemmer will start with the stomach area but it may change depending on the patient’s body. The doctor will start by removing excess skin in the belly area and then move on to tighten the abdominal wall muscle which will provide you with a flatter tummy.  After the stomach area is complete the doctor will move on to the side or flanks and remove the excess skin and fat from the sides and back.  When working on the back area the doctor will then also lift the buttocks.  In addition to the body Dr. Schoemann will also remove excessive skin and fat from the thighs and knees and arms.

What is the Recovery Time for Body Lift?

The body lift procedure is by far one of the most aggressive procedures a patient can recover from, typically you will need about 3 days in hospital following surgery or skilled nursing care.  Following your initial recovery you can expect to be resting for approximately a month following surgery.  It varies case by case and the amount of contouring performed, call the office for more details about recovery.


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