Plastic Surgery after Major Weight Loss
Posted on November 24, 2014
After significant weight loss, it is common to have surplus skin that obscures the body’s new curves and contours. In some cases, this troublesome skin can chafe or develop rashes or infections. Excess skin cannot be reduced with diet or exercise. In fact, plastic surgery is the only effective treatment for excess skin.
Dr. David Rankin, a plastic surgeon in Palm Beach, offers several plastic surgery procedures for patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight, and are left with excess, loose skin. The general goal of plastic surgery after major weight loss is to tighten the skin and improve the curves and contours of the body.
After learning about a patient’s specific goals, Dr. Rankin will customize a treatment plan of one or more body contouring procedures. Treatment options include the following:
Body lift reshapes the mid- to lower body, including the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and thighs. Through an incision around the back of the hips to the front of the thighs, loose skin and fatty tissue are removed. Then, the remaining tissue and skin are smoothed and tightened for a more pleasing body contour.
Arm lift treats loose, flabby arms to produce a more youthful contour. Excess skin and fat deposits are removed and the remaining tissue is tightened to improve the shape of the upper arms.
Breast lift elevates saggy, drooping breasts to a higher position on the chest wall by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue and skin. Breast lift can be combined with breast reduction or breast augmentation for smaller or larger breasts, respectively.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction treats gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) and restores a more classically masculine appearance to the chest. During the procedure, excess tissue and/or fat is removed from the breasts for a flatter and firmer chest contour
Tummy tuck can accomplish several objectives in a single operation. The procedure will correct a protruding or saggy abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the remaining skin and repairing weak/separated abdominal muscles. In many cases, the belly button is also repositioned higher on the abdomen, and stretch marks are reduced/removed.
Learn More about Your Options
If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are curious about your body contouring options, please contact Dr. David Rankin today and schedule a consultation. Call Aqua Plastic Surgery at (561) 776-2830 or (954) 564-3832 or send us an email.