A common complaint among those who have experienced significant weight loss is loose 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 are still not comfortable with. Many women also experience this after giving birth, as it leaves their stomach and other areas of the body looking droopy
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 a tighter and contoured aesthetic, giving patients the confidence to finally show off their weight loss.
If the legs are the patient’s biggest concern after weight loss, the plastic surgeon will most likely recommend a thigh lift. This procedure is similar to the body lift, as the surgeon will remove the loose skin and excess fat from the thigh area while repairing underlying tissues.
A Panniculectomy is designed to treat the Pannus, which is the area of fat and loose skin that hangs below the pubic bone. For patients who suffer with this, it can become debilitating in their daily activities. Unlike a tummy tuck, this surgery does not tighten abdominal muscles. The Panniculectomy 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 loose, overhanging 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 skin is removed, having never realized how much weight they had previously lost. Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Group today to learn more!
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