A common complaint among those who have experienced significant weight loss is loose, sagging skin. This is especially upsetting for those who have undergone bariatric surgery or who have worked extremely hard to lose the weight, as it leaves them with a body they still are not confident enough with showing off due to the loose hanging skin and subcutaneous fat. Many women also experience this after giving birth, as it leaves their stomach and other areas of the body looking saggy.
Unfortunately, there is a point in weight loss where no amount of exercise or dieting will help to get rid of this excess skin and loose fat. This is where it becomes important to speak with a plastic surgeon about options for body contouring after weight loss. The Plastic Surgery Group offers post weight-loss body contouring procedures for this exact purpose. Explore some of the different body contouring options below.
A body lift is designed to tighten the skin in the entire trunk and/or lower portion of the body. During this procedure, the patient is put under general anesthesia and the surgeon removes excess skin and fat while repairing the underlying tissue structures. This creates an overall more tight and contoured aesthetic, giving patients the confidence to finally show off their weight loss.
If the thighs are the patient’s only problem area they need addressed, the plastic surgeon will most likely recommend a thigh lift. This procedure is similar to the body lift, as the surgeon will simply remove the loose skin and excess fat from the thigh area while repairing underlying tissues. This leaves the patient with the smooth, toned thighs they have been working hard for.
The panniculus lift is designed to treat panniculus, which is the area of excess subcutaneous fat and loose skin that sags below the pubic bone. The only way to remove panniculus is through a panniculus lift, in which the surgeon will remove the fat and skin hanging off this region, leaving a smoother stomach area. The panniculus procedure is an extremely common procedure amongst bariatric patients and women who have had multiple pregnancies.
If you have recently given birth or lost a lot of weight and are left with sagging and loose fat and skin, it may be time to consider a consultation for body contouring. You should be proud of the hard work you have put into your body to lose the weight, and body contouring is the last step in your total body transformation.
Many patients are amazed at the dramatic results they experience when the sagging skin is removed, having never realized how much weight they had previously lost. Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Group today to learn more!