If you have lost an extreme amount of weight through weight reduction surgery or diet and exercise, first we want to congratulate you on your journey towards a healthier, happier version of you.
In many cases, significant weight loss will leave a person with lots of loose, sagging skin. When this happens, the individual can turn to body contouring to get rid of unsightly skin and to reveal a more sculpted appearance.
The results are dramatic, and they can boost confidence while allowing the individual to finally celebrate their healthier, leaner physique. Clothes fit much better, and the patient can look their absolute best following major weight loss.
What procedures are available?
Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, you may want to choose any one or more of the following procedures. It all depends on the amount of loose skin, its location, and the results that you desire to achieve. The body contouring procedures available, include:
- Breast lift for saggy breasts
- Tummy tuck for excess skin hanging over the abdomen
- Lower body lift for: abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thigh area
- Brachioplasty (arm lift)
- Medial thigh lift: inner, outer and mid-thigh areas
- Face lift: saggy skin in the mid-face, jowls, and neck
Am I a candidate?
If your weight loss has stabilized, and you are healthy and don't have any medical conditions that would increase the risk of surgery, then you may be an ideal candidate. It is also important that you be committed to living a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and regular exercise.
These procedures trade excess skin laxity for surgical scars that may be significant. Most patients who choose to undergo these procedures are satisfied with their decision.
If you have achieved dramatic weight loss, and are now considering plastic surgery to add the finishing touches, we invite you to visit office to discuss your options. Call West Coast Plastic Surgery Center's Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.
To schedule your own consultation, don't hesitate to contact us directly!