If you have recently lost a substantial amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you may be bothered by the appearance of loose skin and tissues concealing your thinner body shape. Fortunately, there are a number of body contouring procedures available to create a more attractive post-weight loss physique. Here, renowned San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery discusses the best post-weight loss body contouring procedures he performs.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) focuses on one of the hardest body areas to sculpt with exercise and diet alone: the abdomen. The procedure eliminates excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles and tissues. Tummy tuck can also remove small pockets of fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. Following tummy tuck, the abdomen looks flatter and the waistline looks narrower. Although tummy tuck does not specifically treat stretch marks, the procedure can eliminate stretch marks present on excess skin by removing the skin.
Many women that lose a large amount of weight are left with saggy, deflated breasts that have lost their shape and volume. Breast lift is a great option to restore a beautiful and youthful appearance to the breasts after weight loss. The procedure removes loose skin and reshapes and repositions the breast mound higher on the chest wall. The nipple-areolar complex can also be resized and repositioned higher on the breasts for a more natural appearance. Some women choose to combine breast lift with implants to restore volume and fullness to the breasts.
Massive weight loss often leaves individuals with “bat wings,” or loose skin and tissue on the upper arms. Arm lift corrects this cosmetic problem by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying tissues and re-draping the skin more tightly on the smaller arm contour. Liposuction techniques can be incorporated during arm lift to remove small deposits of fat and create more sculpted arms.
If you are self-conscious or embarrassed by your post-weight loss shape, let Dr. Chacon help. As one of San Diego’s top body contouring surgeons, Dr. Chacon has helped hundreds of patients achieve a post-weight loss body they are proud to show off. Because no two patients are alike, he will tailor your treatment plan to match your unique aesthetic needs and goals.
To discuss your post-weight loss body contouring treatment options, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chacon. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling (858) 633-7546 today.