Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Posted: Jan 24 in Weight Loss Surgery by

Losing weight is a lifelong and sometimes difficult process, even with the aid of weight loss surgery. People who have lost more than 100 pounds often find themselves dissatisfied with their body image as there may be loose folds of skin left behind on the stomach, arms, thighs, and face.

There are a variety of plastic surgeries that can help you reclaim your body by removing loose folds of skin or just tightening up sagging areas, and several qualified surgeons in the Ft. Myers and Naples areas. From body lifts to face lifts, here are some of the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures after weight loss.

Body contouring or a body lift, is the most common procedure after weight loss or bariatric surgery. The results are long lasting and in one operation the surgeon can remove excess skin around the buttocks, waist, hips, thighs, abdomen and arms. Liposuction can also be used to remove additional fat deposits. The results are often dramatic, but there will be some scarring as multiple incisions will be made.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is another popular plastic surgery to have after weight loss. This procedure requires a hip to hip incision through which the surgeon can remove excess fat and skin and can tighten abdominal muscles. The result is a firmer, flatter stomach.

Breast lift or mastopexy, is another option for repairing the damage caused by weight gain and then loss. A breast lift consists of removing excess skin and tissue, repositioning the nipple and in some cases implants to help reshape the breast.

Losing weight doesn’t automatically qualify you for plastic surgery, no matter how much you may want it. Good candidates have lost weight and maintained that loss, don’t have medical conditions that may interfere with the surgery or impede recovery, do not smoke, and are committed to proper nutrition, wellness and fitness.

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