The loss of a significant amount of weight is no easy feat. Many times, however, after a significant amount of weight has been lost, patients experience what is commonly referred to as post weight loss sag. This condition does not have to be a permanent one, however. There are a number of plastic surgery procedures that are designed to address the sagging and less toned areas that are frequently a result of significant weight loss.
What Are The Benefits Of Post Weight Loss Surgery?
Body contouring is a group of surgical procedures that are specifically designed to address the problem areas that often sag after a significant amount of weight is lost. The completion of one or more of these procedures can benefit patients in various ways.
Improved clothing fit
Participation in activities like swimming or sports
What Types Of Procedures Are Available?
There are various procedures available that are designed to address specific areas of the patient’s body.
Abdominal: The abdominoplasty is a procedure in which the excess skin is removed from the abdominal area, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The panniculectomy is a procedure in which the overhanging “apron” of skin is removed just below the belly button area.
Face and Neck: The excess skin in the areas of the face and neck is removed with a procedure much like the traditional face lift.
Breast: Breast lifts, breast implants, or breast reduction surgery can be performed in order to tighten the breast area and reduce the appearance of sagging.
Upper Arm: Brachioplasty is a procedure which addresses the upper arm area and removes excess skin.
Buttocks and Outer Thighs: A belt lipectomy is commonly performed in order to lift and tighten the upper thighs and buttocks.
Thigh lift: Inner thighs can be lifted and excess skin and fat removed for improved contour and comfort.
It is fairly common for more than one of these procedures to be completed at the same time so that patients achieve maximum satisfaction. In many cases, patients will elect to have an upper body lift, which concentrates on the problem areas of the upper body like the arms, back, and breasts, while others will elect to have a lower body lift, concentrating on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.
Patients who are considering post weight loss plastic surgery should consult with a qualified plastic surgeon so that their individual needs can be evaluated and a safe, personalized plan for treatment can be developed.
For more information on Post-Weight Loss or to find what surgery is right for you, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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