Skin Tightening After Weight Loss
By Sheryl Pilcher on July 14, 2012
After losing a lot of weight, your body will undergo some major changes. You may notice loose skin or poor body contour overall. In order to look trim and toned again, it’s important to undergo a body contouring treatment from a skilled San Antonio plastic surgeon. In fact, plastic surgery will be the only way to address that loose skin and poor contour. Let’s look into these matters in a bit more detail.
Skin Problems and Major Weight Loss
When you gain a lot of weight, your skin will gradually stretch out in order to accommodate the added girth. As you lose weight, your skin will be able to shrink back around your frame, but only to a certain degree. This is a natural condition and just the basic nature of your skin.
That’s why cosmetic plastic surgery after weight loss has been so crucial for many people. These body sculpting and skin tightening surgeries can help you feel better about your overall appearance. Below are some of the most common body sculpting and skin tightening procedures that can be helpful.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Since the abdominal area will undergo a great deal of stretching during weight gain, one of the most common skin tightening surgeries is tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck will remove excess skin from the lower abdominal area, allowing your stomach to be fitter and better contoured overall.
Buttock Lift Surgery
The lower body is subject to major changes, particularly the buttocks. Major weight loss can make the buttocks sag or droop. A buttock lift surgery helps reduce the drooping affect. The surgery can also incorporate liposuction or buttock implants to help improve the shape of the patient’s rear end.
Breast Lift Surgery and Breast Reduction Surgery
The chest and breasts can change a lot after you lose a lot of weight. Pregnancy similarly causes major changes to the breasts due to nursing and breast feeding. That’s why several kinds of breast enhancement surgery will be considered in a body contouring treatment. Breast lift surgery can help make drooping or sagging breasts appear perkier, and breast reduction surgery can help improve the shape of breasts that are too large for the patient’s slimmer frame.
Thigh Lift Surgery and Arm Lift Surgery
The extremities will be affected by weight gain and weight loss, which is why a treatment for body contouring in San Antonio will often incorporate thigh lift surgery and arm lift surgery. The thigh lift will target the entire upper leg area while the arm lift will help address problems with the shoulders and triceps.
Facial Rejuvenation and Contouring
Many people don’t consider this, but the lower face and neckline can undergo major changes once you lose weight. To remove stretched skin in the neck area and to reduce the appearance of jowls, the team at our San Antonio plastic surgery center will suggest various options for facial enhancement and rejuvenation.
Learn More About Your Skin Tightening Options
For more information about body contouring and body sculpting, be sure to contact our plastic surgery center in San Antonio today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and discussing your aesthetic goals in greater detail. We will answer any questions that you may have in full so that you can make the best informed decision possible about your appearance.
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