Skin Tightening Surgery After Weight Loss

Losing weight can be quite difficult, especially for those suffering from obesity. The hard earned accomplishment of losing a substantial amount of weight should not be overshadowed by the loose, hanging skin that often results. After losing a substantial amount of weight you do not want to feel insecure or embarrassed about loose skin. You deserve to see a slender, toned, proportionate body when you look in the mirror. The last thing you want to see after losing weight is loose, hanging skin.

While the major health benefits that come with losing weight are worth any aesthetically displeasing results, patients should not have to sacrifice their appearance for their health. For our patients in Santa Barbara, skin tightening surgery can successfully eliminate loose, hanging skin and provide a contour that appears smooth, proportionate, and toned. Hanging, loose skin no longer has to prevent you from achieving the contours you deserve.

Candidates for Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss

After losing weight, patients are often left with skin that sags and hangs from the body. During massive weight loss, especially weight loss that occurs quickly, the skin cannot fully conform to the newly slender body contours. Fortunately, skin tightening surgery can be performed anywhere on the body where excess skin continues to linger after weight loss. Ideal candidates for skin tightening surgery after weight loss are patients who are in good health and at a stable weight, who have realistic expectations, and who are unhappy with the way their bodies look. During your personal consultation with Santa Barbara plastic surgeon Douglas J. Mackenzie, you will discuss your needs and goals. He will customize a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.

Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss

There are many areas of the body that can be affected by weight loss. These areas include the thighs, abdomen, arms, buttocks, and hips. There are many procedures that can be used alone or can be combined to help you achieve the slim body contours you desire.

Body Lift

The most popular skin tightening surgery after weight loss is a body lift. Through a body lift, we can reduce excess skin from the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Liposuction may also be used in conjunction with body lift surgery. Immediately following the body lift surgery, patients can see results. The results of a body lift are long lasting. The body lift recovery process can be difficult, but for most patients is well worth it.

Tummy Tuck

For our patients in Santa Barbara, tummy tuck can address hanging skin from the abdomen. During tummy tuck surgery, excess skin, fat, and other tissues are removed. We are also able to repair weakened abdominal muscles and reposition the navel. Through tummy tuck surgery, we can give you a trimmer, firmer abdomen contour.

Arm Lift

The arms are commonly affected by sagging, loose skin. It can nearly impossible to impossible to tighten the skin of the upper arms without undergoing surgery. Through arm lift surgery, we can remove excess skin and fat found between the underarm and elbow to produce a more proportionate and toned upper arm contour.

Contact Pacific Plastic Surgery

To learn more about skin tightening surgery after weight loss, or to schedule a personal consultation, please contact Pacific Plastic Surgery today.

Author
Douglas J. Mackenzie, MD

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