Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
The physicians at Franciscan Health offer reconstructive body contouring surgery with particular expertise in body sculpting and liposuction for both women and men. It is common for people to need body contouring to tighten skin after weight loss surgery.
The experienced surgeons at Franciscan Health can help you resolve issues with excess skin to enhance muscular definition and achieve a smoother, better-toned body or to correct imbalanced or damaged areas of your body.
Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Options
Post-weight loss plastic surgery is customized to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. The plastic surgeon will work with the patient to design a plan that will best deliver the desired outcome. The patient’s anatomy and aesthetic concerns will be taken into consideration. Post-weight loss plastic surgery can include one or several of the procedures below.
The cosmetic surgeons at Franciscan Health specialize in liposuction, which is useful for people looking to tighten up after major weight loss or to address the effects of aging or childbearing.
Abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," is a surgery to flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, tightening muscles of abdominal wall. It's a technique often combined with liposuction to contour and improve profile of abdomen.
Brachioplasty is a surgery that removes excess sagging skin in your upper arm. It is also called an arm lift.
Lower body lift focuses on reshaping the hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs by eliminating excess fat and skin.
Thigh lift removes excess skin on the inner and outer thighs, relieving chafing and skin irritation associated with the inner thighs rubbing together.
Body Contouring After Significant Weightloss
Losing a substantial amount of weight via bariatric surgery or diet and exercise is an accomplishment that should be celebrated. Unfortunately, this achievement is often overshadowed by loose, hanging skin and tissue that have lost their elasticity and can no longer conform to the body’s smaller size. The only way to effectively treat this problem is through plastic surgery.
The plastic surgeons at Franciscan Health have helped countless massive weight loss patients achieve a more attractive body shape via body contouring. Combining superb surgical training and skill, these surgeons know how to refine each patient’s unique body contours so they can enjoy their post-weight loss results to the fullest.
The Benefits of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
Following bariatric surgery, patients may struggle to see their weight loss results due to loose, hanging skin that obscures the smaller body frame. Patients may feel self-conscious and, as a result, avoid wearing form-fitting clothing. Excess skin can cause physical discomfort in the form of rashes and infections. Loose skin is also prone to rub against other skin, causing painful chafing. Exercise and other physical activities can be uncomfortable as loose, hanging skin can be heavy and difficult to move around.
Removing excess, loose skin and tissue helps alleviate both physical and emotional discomfort following massive weight loss. Post-weight loss plastic surgery creates a firmer and more toned body shape, giving patients a boost in self-confidence. Clothes fit better and flatter the body’s smoother, more refined curves. Exercising becomes easier and thus more enjoyable. This serves as motivation for patients to maintain their weight loss results through healthy diet and exercise.