One of the great ironies of dramatic weight loss is that after all the hard work is successfully done, sometimes patients still face a frustrating problem: excess skin that distorts their hard-won results. Here are three of the best body contouring procedures that can help reveal the slimmer, trimmer you that may be hiding below excess skin.
- Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” is a procedure that permanently removes excess fat and skin from the stomach while also tightening loose abdominal muscles. Using an incision that can be easily hidden by bathing suits or underwear, the tummy tuck carefully flattens the lower abdominal region for significant long-term results in post-weight loss patients.
- Arm Lift
A lack of skin elasticity after your weight loss may leave severely stretched skin on the underside of your upper arms. An arm lift can tackle this problem and leave you more confident even in revealing clothing. A brachioplasty reshapes an upper arm that displays a loss of elasticity or weakened tissues following significant weight loss, creating a tighter, more toned appearance that better reflects your healthier new lifestyle.
- Thigh Lift
While your weight loss journey may be complete, the slimmer look you hope for may not be achievable if excess skin and fat in the thighs stand in your way. As with other body contouring procedures, the best results come to patients whose weight has stabilized prior to surgery. This means maintaining a steady weight for about six months or more. Once you’ve reached your goal, a thigh lift can remove excess skin and soft tissue from the inner or outer thighs to create a more beautifully balanced look to your lower body.