After experiencing significant weight loss, you may feel excited about your new size now that you have more energy and a smaller figure. After all, you worked hard to lose weight and to feel and look your best, but sometimes, dramatic weight loss may come with loose, excess, or sagging skin, and uneven pockets of fat that just won’t budge no matter what you do. Body contouring after weight loss is a terrific choice for taking care of these issues, and will leave you feeling healthier and even more excited about life in your new, slimmer, shapelier physique.
The number one complaint patients have after losing a significant amount of weight is having to deal with unsightly and uncomfortable leftover excess skin. Unfortunately, this skin has lost its elasticity, so no amount of diet or exercise will shrink it or bring it back into shape. For some patients, this is merely uncomfortable -- while for others, this condition may be embarrassing.
Many patients find emotional and physical health benefits from body contouring to remove this excess skin. Not only will body contouring remove excess skin and tissue, but it will help you fit better in clothes, and will reduce irritation and pain caused by chafing. You will also reduce the incidence of rashes and possible infections that are sometimes associated with excess skin. If excess skin and tissue leaves you feeling embarrassed or depressed, you can expect body contouring to dramatically improve your self-esteem as well.
Some of the most common body contouring procedures after dramatic weight loss include upper and lower body lifts, thigh lifts, and upper arm lifts. These procedures remove excess skin and tissue, and depending on the nature of the underlying tissues, may also include some tightening of other structures. Some patients also choose to include liposuction to address stubborn pockets of fat that may not have responded to all the hard work associated with weight loss.
Women may often find that a breast lift or breast augmentation is also helpful after dramatic weight loss. While the rest of the body begins to take on a shapelier appearance, breasts may appear deflated after dramatic weight loss. Some women find that a lift alone is enough, while others may benefit more from a combined breast lift and augmentation. Whichever procedure you chose, the goal is for you to feel healthy, complete, and happy with your new body.
If you have experienced dramatic weight loss, you have already taken significant steps towards improving your health and you deserve to celebrate your new body! To learn more about body contouring after dramatic weight loss and about the options available for your particular needs, call Monarch Plastic Surgery today at (913) 663-3838 or (816) 436-3262 to schedule a consultation.