Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed After Major Weight Loss
By Sheryl Pilcher on March 25, 2014
When a person loses a lot of weight, he or she will notice a number of changes. For one, it's not uncommon for a person's health to be dramatically improved from the weight loss. There are a number of aesthetic issues that are common to experience as well, such as loose skin and stretch marks. Thankfully, a plastic surgeon can help you have a slimmer, trimmer body contour, allowing you to look your very best.
Right now, we want to consider some of the most common plastic surgery procedures that are performed following major weight loss. This will give you a good understanding of what the cosmetic plastic surgery process will entail.
Loose Skin and Major Weight Loss
As a person gains weight, he or she will notice that their skin expands to accommodate the added girth. When the weight is lost, the skin will shrink back only to a certain degree, meaning that stretch marks, drooping, and sagging are all a possibility. The only way to get rid of this loose skin is to undergo a body sculpting procedure or series of procedures.
Below are some of the most common body sculpting options that are performed following major weight loss. These surgeries can be combined in order for a patient to achieve a totally customized body lift.
Tightening the Skin of the Abdominal Area
A lot of excess weight and girth is accumulated in the abdominal region, and it's for that reason that many body sculpting procedures involve tummy tuck surgery (aka abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck surgery helps reduce loose skin and remove stretch marks in and around the stomach and sides, allowing patients to have better contoured waistlines overall.
Addressing Contour Issues with the Lower Part of the Body
The buttocks and thighs are commonly affected by major weight loss as a natural part of how weight is distributed in the human body. To address both of these areas, that are lifts that target the buttocks and the thighs, allowing for tightening and trimming of excess tissue.
Skin Tightening for the Chest and Upper Torso
The chest and upper torso area can be negatively impacted by major weight loss just as much as other parts of the body. In these cases, the most common surgeries are breast reduction, breast lift, and male breast reduction. All of these will help improve the overall appearance of the chest area.
Addressing Loose Skin in the Upper Arms
The shoulders and triceps can both be adversely affected by major weight loss, leading to sagging and poor contour of the upper arms. The arm lift is ideal for trimming away this excess skin and leaving you looking your absolute best afterward.
Facial Plastic Surgery for Total Body Contouring
Parts of the face, particularly the jowls and neckline, can both be adversely affected by losing a lot of weight. To address both of these matters, there's the necklift and the lower facelift. These two surgeries can help improve overall facial aesthetics and ensure proper overall body contour.
Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring
For more information about body sculpting and contouring and how it can help you after you have lost a considerable amount of weight, we encourage you to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team at our practice looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
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