Cosmetic surgery after dramatic weight loss can now help you reduce excess skin and/or fat left behind. The goal is to restore your attractive proportions by removing sagging skin around your face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs that creates a misshapen contour. While these procedures can leave scars, most clients find them to be a worthy trade for an improved appearance. With the help of your board certified surgeon Dr. Kadz, these scars can also be minimal. Here are several procedures you may consider after a dramatic weight loss experience.
Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure removes loose skin, fat, and stretch marks in your lower abdomen below your belly button. Permanent sutures will tighten your fascia (fibrous tissue) and most of the skin and fat between your belly button and pubic hair will be removed through a horizontal incision. Your incision is then close with sutures typically along the natural crease within the bikini line. Lengths of scars vary from client to client.
This can improve the contour of your hips, chest, thighs, neck, upper arms, and even your knees. It is typically performed alongside other procedures following weight loss. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the area the fat will be removed and then apply dressings to the incision (usually including a compression garment).
This surgical procedure removes extra skin and fat in your thighs, giving you tightened, toned, and better proportioned thighs. This procedure can be done in a number of different ways so it’s best to have a discussion with your surgeon who can suggest the appropriate course of action based on how much excess fat and skin you have, what type of skin you have, and the areas to be treated.
Lower Body Lift
This procedure reshapes several areas – your abdomen, waist, hip, thighs, and buttocks – through an incision made around the circumference of your body. This procedure is designed for people who have loose skin in all these areas as well as a thin layer of fat below the skin in those areas.
Upper Arm Lift
After dramatic weight loss, your upper arms can become loose and flabby. Arm lifts help to remove excess skin and fat deposits. The incision length depends on the exact amount and location of skin to be removed. The best way to get the most from this procedure is getting professional input from your surgeon.