Why You Should Undergo Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss
By Sheryl Pilcher on December 24, 2013
There are many compelling reasons for people to lose weight and achieve a healthier body mass. There's the health and wellness side of things, which is quite compelling given the evidence that obesity can result in increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain kinds of cancers. There's also the aesthetic side of the issue since many times body contour is better when a person is closer to an ideal body mass.
Yet when you lose a lot of weight, you'll notice major issues with loose skin and stretch marks. The only way to remove these is to meet with a plastic surgeon for body contouring surgery. Let's take a moment to consider compelling reasons for body sculpting surgery after weight loss and then consider the kinds of surgeries that may be helpful to patients.
Reason #1 - The Loose Skin Will Only Tighten So Much
While a person's skin will stretch out as need to accommodate major weight gain, it will only shrink back so far following dramatic weight loss. This is simply the nature of skin laxity, and the only way to address it is through surgery.
Reason #2 - Improved Appearance as You Achieve a Slimmer Frame
This loose and drooping skin tends to be off putting given the issues with overall body contour. This is particularly true with regard to the abdominal region, the chest, the thighs, and the upper arm area. Body contouring will help you have a trim frame without the excess skin.
Reason #3 - Improved Self-Esteem from the Surgical Results
Many people feel self-conscious about the loose skin they have as a result of this weight loss. In plenty of cases, the body sculpting surgery is the last step toward a healthier future and a better appearance.
Body Contouring Surgeries That Improve the Torso and Trunk
In order to address issues with the abdominal region and chest, the following surgeries are often performed:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Male breast reduction
- Buttock lift
Body Contouring Surgeries That Improve the Extremities
While a patient's torso and truck are commonly affected by weight gain and weight loss, so are the extremities. That's why it's also common for these surgeries to be part of a body contouring process:
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
Surgeries That Improve the Face
The face can be adversely affected by weigh gain and weight loss. Given this, surgeons will perform these surgeries as well to make sure facial aesthetics are their best:
- Neck lift
- Lower facelift
Considering Your Total Body Lift Options
One surgery typically won't do it alone, especially for major issues with body contour and body shape. It will require a combination of surgeries for you to really look your very best after drastic weight loss. That's where a total body lift is an important consideration. We will customize the combination of surgeries required to your needs and will be sure to answer all of your questions so you understand what the road has in store for you.
Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring
For more information about body contouring surgery options and how you can look your very best after experiencing major weight loss, we encourage you to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our team is eager to meet you in person and help you make the best possible decisions about your overall appearance. We are here for you.
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