Massive weight loss is an accomplishment that sometimes comes with an unwanted side effect: excess, loose skin that can no longer conform to the body’s smaller size. Not only is this hanging skin unsightly, it can also limit mobility and lead to physical discomfort.
If loose, sagging skin is preventing you from enjoying your weight loss achievement, body contouring can help. Body contouring refers to plastic surgery procedures that focus on removing excess skin and stubborn fatty deposits to create a more flattering and sculpted physique. In this blog post, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause discusses the top body contouring treatments to consider after massive weight loss.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) targets one of the most difficult areas to sculpt: the abdomen. During tummy tuck, Dr. Hause eliminates loose skin from the abdomen and tightens separated muscles and tissues for a flatter appearance. Tummy tuck can also eliminate stretch marks (if they are located on the excised skin) and possibly improve the overall look of the remaining stretch marks.
Liposuction techniques can be used during tummy tuck to eliminate small deposits of fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. Combining liposuction and a lift procedure like tummy tuck when appropriate creates smoother body contours.
Breast lift improves the appearance of breasts that are deflated, saggy or shapeless due to aging or weight loss. The procedure excises loose breast skin, reshapes and repositions the breast tissue higher on the chest wall for a perkier and more beautiful appearance. The nipples are also lifted to a more natural-looking position on the breast mound and reduced in size, if necessary. Breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to enhance the fullness of the breasts. Liposuction can also be performed during breast lift to create a better breast shape.
Body lift addresses loose skin and poor contours on the torso, including the waist, thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Following body lift, the overall body shape is slimmer and proportional. Dr. Hause may recommend combining body lift with liposuction techniques to create firmer and smoother contours.
Discuss Your Treatment Options with Dr. Hause
Massive weight loss is often the first step towards a happier and more confident you. Let Dr. Hause help you complete your weight loss journey with body contouring. The trusted doctor can create a personalized treatment plan upon evaluating your post-weight loss cosmetic concerns and goals.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation, contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 or emailing our office today.