Body Contouring Procedures After Major Weight Loss
Have you recently lost a major amount of weight, either through your own efforts to eat healthfully and exercise regularly or with the help of bariatric surgery? If so, congratulations! Losing excess weight is a monumental achievement that deserves praise.
Since losing weight, however, have you achieved the tight, toned figure you desire? If not, you are not alone. Often, substantial weight fluctuations leave individuals with sagging, loose skin that has lost its elasticity and cannot “bounce back” to a smaller size and shape once excess weight has been lost. This excess skin, which often hangs off the body in folds, can stand in the way of you achieving the fit figure you deserve after weight loss. The good news is that Dr. Donald Hause offers a range of post-bariatric body contouring procedures that can help you achieve your ideal figure.
About Body Contouring
Dr. Hause can perform a body contouring procedure on the breasts, abdomen, lower body or upper arms. During the procedure, Dr. Hause removes excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. He may also repair the underlying musculature and other tissue structures, to restore muscle tone throughout the treatment area. He then pulls the remaining skin taut and closes the incisions. The result is a firmer, flatter profile throughout the treatment area.
The most popular body contouring procedures that Dr. Hause performs are:
- Breast Lift – With mastopexy, also called breast lift surgery, Dr. Hause removes excess skin from the breast. He then reshapes the breast tissue mound, as he moves it to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. Dr. Hause can also improve the look of overly enlarged areolas (the darkly pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) and downward-pointing nipples.
- Tummy Tuck – With abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” surgery, Dr. Hause eliminates excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Then, using a crisscross pattern, the surgeon places permanent internal sutures in the underlying muscle fascia to pull the abdominal muscles together and hold them in place after surgery. Dr. Hause re-drapes the residual skin and closes the incision, adjusting the position of the belly button so it is in line with the new, toned abdominal contour.
- Body Lift – Body lift surgery can be customized to address each patient’s unique aesthetic concerns following major weight loss. The goal remains the same: to remove excess skin and fat and repair the supporting tissue structures, for a svelte contour. The procedure can target the buttock and thigh area or the entire lower half of the body, again depending on the individual needs of the patient.
Get the Fit Figure You Deserve
You have worked so hard to lose the excess weight. Now, it is time for you to achieve the fit figure you deserve! Let Dr. Hause help you. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hause to learn more about your body contouring treatment options, contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 today.