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Excess fat in unappealing parts of the body can have a significant adverse effect on your self-esteem. Even if you’ve dedicated yourself to losing weight through diet and exercise, there might still be a few stubborn areas that refuse to respond to your efforts. In some cases, this might also be related to a lack of shape or definition.

One way for your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen, to address these stubborn areas is with a body contouring procedure. Body contouring in Palm Desert, California, is a special type of cosmetic surgery designed to remove fat deposits or sculpt the shape of underlying fat while potentially removing excess skin.

Some people choose to have a body contouring treatment performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a breast lift. This is a common option as breasts often experience significant changes along with any change in body composition.

This can also be a good opportunity to perform an arm or thigh lift to correct additional areas with sagging skin.

The length of your recovery process after a body contouring treatment will vary depending on the number of areas that needed to be addressed as well as their size. Dr. Natalie Driessen will explain any special postoperative care considerations.

If you have stubborn body parts after losing a significant amount of weight, you should call (760) 773-6616 to schedule a body contouring consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.