Do You Have Sagging Skin After Weight Loss With Bariatric Surgery?
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Whether from natural diet and exercise or a surgical procedure like bariatric surgery, significant weight loss is a major accomplishment that you should be proud of.
Not only does this kind of weight loss require commitment from you (which is not easy), but you have come much closer to (or fully achieved) the weight you desire.
However, one of the most frustrating aspects of this kind of weight loss is that it only tackles the fat in your body and the numbers on the scale. It doesn’t allow for the full body transformation you desire.
In essence, weight loss is only half the battle.
Men and women who have undergone significant weight loss are often left with areas of loose skin and excess flab on various portions of their bodies. And this unsightly sagging skin can cause them to feel embarrassed, self-conscious, and frustrated (since they lost all the weight but aren’t able to look the way they truly desire).
However, the good news is that plastic surgery can help you fully realize the contoured and trimmed body you want.
Which Plastic Surgery Procedures Can Help Me Get Rid of the Sagging Skin?
Because this excess skin is located on various areas of the body (which changes from patient to patient), various cosmetic surgeries can be performed to target the skin and flab that you want gone!
Below is a rundown of the procedures that can help complete your dramatic weight-loss transformation:
Tummy Tuck for a Smoother Abdomen
One of the most common areas for men and women to have excess skin after extreme weight loss is the midsection. That’s because this area often acts as a catch-all for unwanted fat (which stretches out the abdominal skin).
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a trusted and effective procedure that removes excess skin from the abdomen while also tightening the underlying abdominal muscles that may have loosened over time (especially with the presence of additional fat in the belly).
Depending on the extent of correction needed (the amount of skin needing to be removed), you can have a mini tummy tuck (which is a less extensive procedure and requires smaller incisions), a full tummy tuck, or an extended tummy tuck (which helps to address concerns like excess skin on the sides of the abdomen).
Liposuction to Rid Yourself of the Final Fat Pockets
Even after losing weight, there are often stubborn pockets of fat, and this fat is often unresponsive to continued diet and exercise, meaning that the only way to get rid of it is to have it surgically removed.
Liposuction surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that removes stubborn fat from various areas of the body. For this procedure, small incisions are made in the target areas. A cannula (a thin tube) is inserted through these incisions to loosen subcutaneous fat. This fat is then suctioned out of the body through the cannula, and the best part is that the removed fat is gone permanently.
While being one of the most effective procedures, liposuction is also one of the most (if not the most) versatile cosmetic procedures available. The reason for this is that you can have liposuction as a standalone procedure or as part of another surgical procedure, including a tummy tuck.
Breast Procedures to Lift and Resize Your Breasts After Your Weight Loss Transformation
For women, losing significant amounts of weight can negatively affect the appearance of their breasts. Whether you want more shapely (or larger) breasts to go along with your new weight and physique, or your weight loss has left your with sagging breasts that make you look and feel self-conscious, the good news is that there are several different options available to help you achieve the breast aesthetic you desire.
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure in which breast implants (filled with either silicone material or saline water) are placed in your chest to increase the size and volume of your breasts and/or help you achieve the desired shape and appearance for your breasts. One of the best parts of this procedure is that your results are completely customizable (including the size, and shape of the implants).
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) helps raise sagging breasts to a higher level so that you can achieve a more youthful and beautiful appearance. Additionally, your nipple-areolar complex can be repositioned to give you a more natural look that can help complete your body contouring transformation while helping you feel confident with your physique.
While a breast lift can be completed as a standalone procedure, many women choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to achieve more complete and transformative results.
Mommy Makeover (To Do It All)
For women who have undergone extensive weight loss and are looking to fully transform their body to achieve the aesthetic of their dreams, combining procedures is the best option.
Tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and breast procedures can be combined into a Mommy Makeover. After your Mommy Makeover, you can look forward to having excess fat removed from your body while also achieving a more contoured and toned appearance with tightened abdominal muscles; additionally, excess and sagging skin will be trimmed away from your body.
And not only that, but you can have more shapely breasts that will help you turn heads for all the right reasons!
Interested in Learning More?
If you have sagging skin as a result of significant weight loss that you want to get rid of, contact Dr. Alexander & Co. in Las Vegas. We are here to help answer any questions about the procedures discussed above or any of the procedures and treatments we offer.