Body Contouring After Weight Loss
By Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, on March 25, 2020
Many patients who have been successful in a diet program know that weight loss can be just half the battle. Did you lose mostly fat or muscle? Is your new BMI within a healthy range? Are you satisfied with your new profile?
The scale may say you are slim, but your mirror keeps reminding you that your weight loss was uneven. There are lumps in places, perhaps folds of loose skin, and certain areas that seem to have changed little as overall weight declined.
That is when it may be time to weigh the benefits of a body contouring procedure from the skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists. Whether your weight loss was the result of bariatric surgery or you simply had the courage to make a plan and stick to it, it may be time to consider one of these effective body contouring procedures to refine your body profile:
Lower Body Lift
Known as a belt lipectomy, this procedure tightens and reshapes the hips, abdomen, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs and buttocks. It’s a combination procedure that requires a single operation, which also increases complexity and recovery time.
Thighplasty sculpts the thighs by removing excess skin and sometimes pockets of fat, producing a more appealing shape for the upper leg. The experienced surgeons of Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists offer several varieties of thigh lift, each focused on a particular target area.
Brachioplasty has become increasingly popular. The procedure targets hanging flab in the arms. Arm lift removes excess hanging skin from the underarm and reshapes the under part of the upper arm, from the armpit area to the elbow, allowing you to wear short sleeve fashions once again.
Breast lift, or mastopexy, may be performed with or without the insertion of implants. When women lose large amounts of weight, the breasts can change in shape, becoming flatter as they experience a degree of sagging. Breast lift is a way to reclaim the youthful, perkier shape you remember.
Abdominoplasty targets the loose skin that remains after substantial weight loss. Depending on your skin’s elasticity, it may be unable to shrink sufficiently to fit snugly over your smaller abdomen. Tummy tuck can also remove some fat, and tighten abdominal muscles that may have weakened or separated during a pregnancy.
To learn more about the experienced plastic surgeons of Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation by calling our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or our Piedmont office at (404) 343-0897 today.