Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss, Knowing When It’s Right

Posted: Dec 20 in Weight Loss Surgery by

The pride you feel in successfully losing significant weight after bariatric surgery may be overshadowed by the disappointment of a less than firm body. Frequently a problem after losing a large amount of weight, this can be remedied with plastic surgery.

Even committed exercise programs along with a weight loss regimen may not result in the firm and shapely body you’d hoped for. The skin and underlying tissue’s inability to conform to your new slim body may leave sagging and loose folds of skin.

Plastic surgery options include the full body contouring lift, augmentation to the buttocks that frequently become flat after significant weight loss, a tummy tuck to firm the abdomen, and modifications to the breasts to lift and contour them. Arm lifts remove the heavy folds of skin left behind after weight loss. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with contouring surgery to remove any excess fat.

The full body contour is the most extensive plastic surgery. It permanently firms the body but does have some risks. Tummy tucks are done with an incision running across the lower abdomen and are used to tighten loose skin and muscles and reposition the belly button. Scarring from the surgeries fades with time, but some evidence will remain.

With rising obesity rates in Gulf Coast Florida, and across the United States, weight loss surgery is increasingly used to reach optimal weight. Plastic surgery, to firm and reshape after significant weight loss, can be the final step in attaining the body you always dreamed possible.

Is plastic surgery the right choice? If your weight has stabilized, you have set realistic goals, and are committed to a lifestyle of good nutrition and fitness; plastic surgery may be the answer.

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