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Getting your body back after weight loss

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

targeting loose skinIt’s a cruel reality that the people who work hard to lose weight and get their figures back find that excess skin leaves little room to celebrate their accomplishments. Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight, either through weight-loss surgery or lifestyle changes, are often disheartened to see loose skin standing in the way of the figure they have worked so hard to achieve.

Fortunately, a variety of plastic surgery procedures are very beneficial for those who have slimmed down and are dealing with sagging skin, stretched muscles, and excess pockets of fat. Whether you’ve got one trouble spot or several, there are effective ways to eliminate those issues so you can show off the body you’ve earned through your dedication and determination.

Body lift for all-over improvement

A body lift is ideal for patients who need excess skin and fat removed from areas like the thighs, belly, hips, and buttocks. Several of these areas may be corrected, depending on your needs. A body lift not only removes extra skin, but offers a more sculpted and toned appearance after your surgeon improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissues.

A body lift can give you a more shapely, attractive figure by lifting and tightening many trouble spots in one procedure. Not only will the bothersome extra tissue be reduced, but your body’s curves and contours will be restored to a more pleasing, attractive shape.

Benefits of a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is one of the top plastic surgeries performed in our country, possibly because the tummy is such a common area to experience excess skin, fat, and loose muscles. It’s not just for women post-pregnancy, although many women do get rid of the “mom belly” this way. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who’s experiencing sagging and a paunchy look after weight loss or simply due to heredity.

Sit-ups and diets alone cannot accomplish what a tummy tuck can: tightened muscles, removal of extra skin, and a toned, flatter belly. This can make a dramatic difference in how you feel and how your clothes fit.

Addressing the thighs

If thighs are your trouble spot, you’re not alone. Many people carry excess weight in their thighs, so once they’ve lost the fat, they’re left with sagging and droopiness that makes thighs look out of balance with the rest of the body. Skin may be wrinkled and loose, and can make you look heavier than you are.

During a thigh lift, excess skin is removed, sagging is corrected, and you’ll finally have legs worthy of the hard work you’ve accomplished. If needed, liposuction can help eliminate areas of excess fat that don't respond to diet and exercise.

If you’re disappointed with how your body looks after weight loss, don’t assume there’s nothing you can do. You deserve to have a shapely, toned body — and you can, with the help of an experienced plastic surgeon. Contact Monarch Plastic Surgery to find out more about which procedures might benefit you.

Topics: Body Contouring, tummy tuck, Thigh lift, Body lift

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