Body Contouring After Weight Loss
Dramatic weight loss, whether achieved by proper nutrition and exercise, as the result of bariatric surgery, or from other forms of medical treatment, has many benefits. However, once you reach your weight loss goals, you may find that you still don’t have the fit and healthy body image you desire. Skin may be loose, sagging and in many cases, your body contours may appear irregular and disharmonious.
If you have undergone dramatic weight loss that has resulted in excess sagging skin, surgical body contouring may be right for you. In general, body contouring following major weight loss reduces excess fat and skin that has developed in multiple body areas. The result of surgery is a smoother, more attractive body contour. Body contouring after major weight loss is an important and rewarding phase of your challenge to have a healthier, more proportionate body, and can help you further enhance your body image and self-confidence.
However, once you reach your weight loss goals, you may find that you still don’t have the fit and healthy body image you desire. Before your surgery, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. Sasson where you’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the various procedures involved in your body contouring surgery. Dr. Sasson will tell you if these expectations are realistic and achievable. Skin may be loose, sagging and in many cases, your body contours may appear irregular and disharmonious.
Your Results and Outlook
The results of a body contouring following major weight loss are visible almost immediately; however, it may take as long as one to two years or more for the final results of all the recommended procedures to be fully appreciated. Visible scars are something you must accept in your goals to achieving a body contour that matches your new body weight and proportion. The results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your initial improvement should be relatively permanent.
In a body lift, a circumferential incision removes an apron of loose skin and fat and tightens tissues of the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.
The breast lift can help restore a youthful appearance to sagging, flattened breasts after dramatic weight loss.
Arm lift surgery tightens loose, hanging tissue of the upper arm.
Thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat for smoother skin and better-proportioned lower body contours.
A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise. But exercise cannot always achieve results for individuals who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and fluctuations in body weight as well as genetic factors contribute to poor tissue elasticity and may result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.
If you desire a firmer, more youthful looking body contour, then a surgical body lift may help achieve your goals. In general, a body lift reduces excess fat and skin resulting in smoother skin and contours. These physical changes to the body can improve your body image and enhance your self-confidence.
The results of a body lift are visible almost immediately, however it may take several months for your final results to fully develop. Numbness and a firm feeling over the skin’s surface will resolve over time. It may take a year or more for incisions lines to refine and fade to some degree
A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues.
A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.