Common Cosmetic Procedures Needed After Weight Loss
After losing a substantial amount of weight, you’ll want to get out and show the world your new figure. However, weight loss often leaves behind loose and potentially damaged skin, which can hold you back from your ideal physique. Thankfully, there are many cosmetic procedures available here at the Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery that can restore the appearance of the skin after weight loss for a smooth, flawless appearance.
The belt lipectomy procedure is one of the most common procedures required by patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. Considerable weight loss often leads to stretched and damaged skin, often around the torso. Since the excess skin is located around the torso, it can’t be removed with only the abdominoplasty procedure.
During the belt lipectomy procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen, flanks, and back in a single, circumferential section, or “belt,” of tissue. This provides a tighter, slimmer appearance so that patients can show off the results of their weight loss.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
After weight loss, many patients experience excess skin in the abdominal area. This prevents them from having a tight, smooth midsection. The tummy tuck procedure resolves this issue by removing excess fat and skin tissue. It also tightens the abdominal muscles, which often become loose after weight loss, for a more defined appearance. Stretch marks at the level of your belly button or below can even be removed during a tummy tuck, further enhancing the look of the abdominal area.
Significant weight loss can lead to the sagging or drooping of the breasts. This can be reversed with the breast lift procedure. Also called mastopexy, a breast lift involves the removal of excess skin and breast tissue, as well as the reshaping and repositioning of the breasts so that they sit higher up on the chest. This restores the smooth, perky appearance of the breasts after weight loss.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Polecritti about cosmetic procedures needed after weight loss.