Losing excess weight is a major accomplishment, and should give you every reason to celebrate and feel better about yourself as a whole. Achieving a normal, healthy weight through weight loss can work wonders for your overall health and emotional well-being — not to mention your physical appearance. But sometimes, weight loss results in excess, sagging skin that compromises your silhouette, or leads to discomfort by getting in the way.
Excess sagging skin can develop for one or more reasons, such as if you had weight-loss surgery, or if you lost weight rapidly doing cardio exercise without also doing strength-training exercises to tighten your skin.
If you’re interested in treating sagging skin, schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more.
If you’re currently dealing with excess, sagging skin due to weight loss, here are treatments that can help you achieve the slimmer silhouette you’ve been dreaming about:
A body lift is one of the most ideal cosmetic procedures for individuals who have lost a lot of weight and are left with sagging skin due to loss of elasticity. During body lift surgery, your cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fat to improve the overall shape of your body by smoothing and tightening skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. A body lift can target a combination of areas on your body, such as your thighs, abdominal region, and buttocks.
If you’re most concerned about excess sagging skin around your midsection, a tummy tuck might be the ideal procedure for you. During tummy tuck surgery, your cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fat from your abdominal region, while also tightening your abdominal muscles. This results in a firmer, smoother midsection.
If weight loss has caused your breasts to look saggy, deflated, and droopy, breast lift surgery can help restore shape, volume, and firmness to your breasts. During breast lift surgery, your cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens breast tissue to make your breasts look more voluminous and youthful. Some women even combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation for an overall breast makeover.
If your thighs and upper legs look saggy or have excess skin due to weight loss, thigh lift surgery can help improve the proportions and contours on your lower body. Thigh lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your thighs to create smoother, firmer skin. This procedure is also ideal for treating loss of elasticity in the upper legs.
Do you feel self-conscious about excess skin that hangs from your upper arms? Consider arm reduction surgery, which involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of supportive tissue in your upper arms. If you still have pockets of fat in your upper arm, your cosmetic surgeon will remove any excess fat using liposuction during the arm reduction procedure.
Double chin treatment
If you have sagging skin or fat in your chin area, Kybella injections can help contour and improve the appearance of your double chin. Kybella is effective at destroying fat cells in your chin and preventing them from ever storing or accumulating fat after treatment. Depending on the appearance of your chin, you may require anywhere between two and six Kybella treatments for results to be noticeable.
Are you feeling frustrated with excess skin on your body after having experienced weight loss? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about our body contouring procedures that can help you achieve a smoother, slimmer silhouette. Our team of experienced board-certified plastic surgeons can develop a customized treatment plan just for you.