Studies have shown that people who are morbidly obese are much more susceptible to major health problems, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke. It’s for that reason that many more people are turning to various diet and exercise solutions as well as weight loss surgery. All of these options can have a very positive impact on your overall health as well as your appearance. However, after losing a lot weight, many people experience issues with their body contour. That’s why visiting an Edina plastic surgeon is often an important step in the weight loss treatment process.
Why skin tightening is necessary after major weight loss
When a person gains a lot of weight, the skin will stretch out a large degree. However, after losing weight, the skin will only shrink back around the frame to a certain degree. Many people find issues with stretch marks and loose skin after losing their weight. This is just the natural state of skin laxity.
If you or someone you love is dealing with such matters, it’s important to speak with the team at Kovanda Plastic Surgery about your body contouring options. We’d like to look at some of the most common procedures right now.
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Without a doubt, you will need to get an tummy tuck after losing a lot of weight. The tummy tuck is designed to reduce the amount of excess skin around the lower abdominal area. During the surgery, an incision is made that spans from hipbone to hipbone. Using this incision, excess skin and fat is removed in order to make the stomach look flat and taut.
The lower body can sag after major weight loss, especially the buttocks. That’s where the butt lift comes in. Using expertly placed incisions, excess fat and skin will be removed and the buttocks will appear tighter, tauter, and better contoured.
Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
When you lose a lot of weight, you may notice some drooping and sagging of the upper arms and tricep area. This is common, and it doesn’t need to be endured. An arm lift will combine liposuction and carefully placed incisions to help improve the overall tone and contour of the arms.
Thigh lift (Thighplasty)
We mentioned above how the lower body can be affected by weight loss, and many times the thighs will have loose skin and contouring issues that need to be addressed. The thigh light will help target loose skin of the inner thigh and upper thigh, making you look much better contoured overall.
Breast lift surgery (Mastopexy)
The chest area can droop and sag after weight loss, which is why a breast lift surgery is common for weight loss skin tightening patients. This will make breasts that droop or sag look perkier and firmer. It’s also a standard surgery for mommy makeovers, in which pregnant women enhance and restore their appearance.
Can I combine multiple procedures?
By combining multiple surgeries, you can undergo a total body lift. The total body lift will revise your overall appearance, making you look better contoured, with little sagging skin to speak of.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that your overall body contour and figure can be enhanced. If you would like to learn more about your body sculpting options, it’s important that you contact our Maple Grove plastic surgery center today. During your visit, we’ll be sure to go over all of your options for effective care. We all look forward to your visit and the discussion that we’ll have about your aesthetic goals.