Body contouring after massive weight loss
If you have undergone dramatic weight loss that has resulted in excess sagging skin, surgical body contouring, may be right for you. Following weight reduction surgery, or any substantial weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported, and begins to sag in pockets that most commonly develop around face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdominal area, buttocks, groin and thighs.
Every surgical procedure is different and will combine different body contouring options to help you achieve your goals. When you come in for your initial consultation with Dr. David Lo of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery, he will perform an examination and recommend which procedures will best address your concerns.
Body contouring after massive weight loss may include:
1. Upper arm lift
An upper arm lift eliminates the “waving” on the underside of the upper arm of loose tissue and skin left behind after weight loss or natural aging. The result is a tighter, more youthful upper arm contour that will have you going sleeveless again.
2. Breast lift
Breast lift may be performed with or without breast augmentation (implants) or breast reduction. The pattern of incision for breast lift will be based on the amount of excess skin to be removed.
3. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
This procedure involves removing the excess skin around the abdomen and towards the back, which follows by tightening of the abdominal muscles.
4. Lower body lift
This procedure involves treating the sagging abdomen, waist, buttocks, hips and thighs in a single procedure. Excess skin is removed by making an incision around the body’s circumference.
5. Thigh lift
By correcting loose skin on the inner, outer, and middle areas of the thighs, a thigh lift can dramatically enhance the appearance of your legs.
Please note: body contouring surgery following substantial weight loss is not covered by most insurance.
To explore which types of body contouring procedures are right for you, SCHEDULE a CONSULTATION with Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo, at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville! Call (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation