Body Contouring After Weight Loss
No More Sagging Skin
If you’ve lost significant amounts of weight, it is often an unpleasant surprise when you see the excess, sagging skin that can result. After massive weight loss, many people are left with sagging skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, and breasts. To restore a naturally shaped figure and achieve a leaner shape, body contouring after massive weight loss is an option for some patients. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bajaj, a body contouring specialist who brings her passion for helping her patients restore their bodies to regain their lives and confidence.
Body Contouring Procedure
Most body contouring surgeries are performed under a general anesthetic. Since you may have multiple areas of excess skin that need to be addressed, the surgeries will need to be staged for your safety. Dr. Bajaj encourages you to prioritize the order of these procedures based on the areas that bother you the most. Depending where on your body you exhibit loose skin and pockets of fat, Dr. Bajaj may perform a variety of body contouring surgeries.
An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, removes the excess skin and fat that you can pinch on your abdomen. Abdominoplasty also involves tightening your abdominal muscles so that you have a flatter, more contoured abdomen.
An arm lift is also referred to as a Brachioplasty. The goal of an arm lift is to remove the excess skin and fat that can flap on the upper arms and that we sometimes may refer to as ‘bat wings.’ In an extended Brachioplasty, the incision is carried into the armpit and side of the breast to remove excess tissue in these areas as well.
A thigh lift will remove the excess skin and fat along the thighs to give a more toned appearance to upper legs.
A circumferential body lift combines abdominoplasty with a lower back/buttock lift. This procedure will remove the excess skin along the abdomen as well as the excess skin along the lower back thereby improving the contour of your entire trunk.
A breast lift is also known as a mastopexy. After significant weight changes and childbearing, the shape of our breasts may change resulting in ‘sagging’ and loss of volume. The goals of a breast lift are to remove the excess skin and reshape the breast so that the nipple is now at the point of maximal projection of the breast.
With weight loss, we may also notice that the skin on our necks and faces also starts to hang. A neck lift will help to remove and reshape the neckline. It is also frequently combined with a facelift.
Liposuction surgery is performed to treat small pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. By suctioning out these localized fat cells, Dr. Bajaj can help you work toward finalizing a more fit body type.
- Removing loose skin on many areas of the body
- Localized fat removal
- Improving hygiene
Recovery time after your body contouring procedure will vary based on what procedure(s) you have. To learn more, call and schedule your consultation!
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you have lost a dramatic amount of weight, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bajaj to learn more about body contouring after weight loss. We are eager to speak with you about the benefits of these procedures. Please contact our City by calling 405-810-8448.