Skin Tightening Surgeries After Major Weight Loss
By The Landings Surgical Centre on June 04, 2013
There are many benefits to losing weight in order to achieve ideal mass for your height. This is especially true for people who are obese or morbidly obese. People carrying too much weight are more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes, and suffer from heart attacks, strokes, and other serious health problems down the road.
After losing excessive weight, many people experience issues with loose skin and drooping skin. This is normal, and the only way that this excess skin can be treated is through cosmetic surgery. New Brunswick plastic surgery patients and others throughout Nova Scotia have come to our practice in order to undergo expert body contouring, which we'd like to address right now.
Why Skin Tightening is Necessary After Major Weight Loss
As a person gains weight, his or her skin will expand in order to accommodate the extra mass. When the weight is lost, the skin will shrink back a little bit, but only to a certain degree. By meeting with our skilled cosmetic plastic surgeons in Halifax, a full body lift treatment plan can be devised just for you in order to improve your overall figure. Let's look at how various parts of the body can be treated.
Body Contouring for the Abdominal Area
The most common body sculpting surgery after weight loss is the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). This surgery will remove excess skin around the lower abdominal area, the flanks/sides, and even parts of the lower back in extreme cases.
Body Contouring for the Trunk and Upper Torso
The chest area is subject to many changes as a result of weight gain and weight loss. For women, undergoing breast lift and/or breast reduction surgery after major weight loss is ideal for restoring the perkiness of the breasts. Similarly, male breast reduction surgery can be performed on men who have a chest that droops or sags as a result of weight loss.
Body Contouring for the Extremities
The extremities are subject to changes in contour due to weight gain as loss as well. For the thighs, a thighplasty can be performed to address sagging, with some New Brunswick liposuction occasionally used in case of saddlebags on the upper/outer thigh area. The buttocks can also be treated and their contour improved as needed thanks to gluteal lift surgery. For the arms, an arm lift will help restore a toned and trim appearance to flabby triceps or shoulders.
Body Contouring for the Face
Many people forget that the face is subject to change as a result of weight gain and loss, especially the neckline and the jowls. In order to address these matters, there are various face lift procedures out there that can help remove excess skin and create a more appealing body outline in the process.
Schedule a Consultation for Body Sculpting
As you can see, there are many ways that your body can be enhanced through cosmetic surgery. For more information about body sculpting and body contouring options, be sure to contact our Halifax plastic surgery practice today. The entire team at our practice looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.
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