Weight loss, especially a significant one of over a 100 pounds, is a dream come true for most people. However, drastic weight loss can be disappointing as it leaves behind large amounts of loose and stretched skin. This can turn out to be quite discomforting, especially if you’ve put in so much effort to look good. Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions in the form of plastic surgery to address this issue. Plastic surgeons can now surgically remove the excess skin and reshape your body to reflect all that weight loss.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery Options
Here is a list of some of the most common and ideal surgeries to consider after severe weight loss:
- Body Lift: This is a common surgical procedure that a lot of people undergo after drastic weight loss. The surgery covers all areas of the body including the buttocks, stomach, abdomen, waist hips, arms, thighs etc. For instance, to remove excess skin in the abdomen, the surgeon will cut across the abdomen. Similarly, the surgeon will also augment areas such as the buttocks, thighs, and arms by lifting and tightening them. The results for this procedure are excellent and can make you look considerably better.
- Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck: This particular surgery can be conducted as a stand-alone procedure or as part of an entire body lift. As the name suggests, it focuses purely on the abdominal area. It can help the patient achieve a flatter stomach and eliminate overhanging folds of skin. The procedure involves making surgical cuts or incisions around the navel. These incisions stretch from one hipbone to the other. Once the cuts are made, the surgeon can go onto shifting and adjusting the skin and tissue. Even weak abdominal muscles can be fixed to look more toned and muscular.
- Breast Lift: Breast tend to droop after major weight loss. Fortunately, this can corrected through a procedure known as a ‘Breast Lift’. The surgery involves removing excess tissue and skin and re-positioning the nipple. In some cases, breast implants are also used.
Interested in Learning More About Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery? Contact Dr. Michael J. Orseck
For more information about post-weight loss surgery procedures, contact Dr. Michael J. Orseck. We are located in Spartanburg and Greer and can be reached directly at 864.560.6717 and 864.849.9330. We look forward to hearing from you soon.