Las Vegas body contouring after major weight loss surgeryTuesday, December 7th, 2010, 8:49 pm
Individuals are becoming more educated about the nutritional value and importance of eating a balanced, stable diet. People are also learning the combination of maintaining a regular workout regimen and dieting appropriately will help maintain the healthiest longevity. Due to this improved trend, there have been more gastric by pass, lap band, and weight loss surgeries. When you gain weight, you also gain mass and stretch the skin supporting all the weight. When you lose weight, you may decrease the number on the scale, but the amount of stretched skin usually does not disappear. Your health may be at its very best, but sometimes you may still not feel you look your very best. There are plastic surgical procedures to help remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and provide a slimmer appearance to match your new athletic ability.
The most common procedures performed for men and women after weight loss include abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, and thighlift. Some women may even appreciate a breast enhancement with a mastopexy, or breast augmentation. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and in most cases repairs weakened or divided muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and more firm. A thighlift can support excess sagging fat and skin caused by poor tissue elasticity. Brachioplasty, or armlift, reduces unwanted skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow. A mastopexy, or commonly known a breast lift, raises and firms the breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes women feel the need to restore volume and may feel most comfortable with adding a breast implant.
As you can see, there are mutiple options that can help restore the firm individual you hold within. Although some of these procedures can be performed at the same time, it may be best and safe to stage some of them as well. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Alexander will make specific recommendations based on your health and goals to determine what procedures he would recommend performing together. It is important to know what areas concern you the most so he can tend to those desires first. Also, as a helpful tip, when considering any elective plastic surgery, it is ideal to be within 20 pounds or less of your ideal weight. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander or to view photos of our weightloss patients after surgery!
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Category: Body Contouring