Losing a lot of weight is often a hard-won achievement that can take months or even years to accomplish. But once the weight comes off, some people are discouraged by loose folds of skin that can obscure their slimmer shape. Many men and women turn to body contouring after major weight loss, to sculpt and fine-tune their figure, so they can celebrate the body they’ve worked so hard for. We detail three popular options for body contouring after weight loss below.
1. Body Lift
After major weight loss, excess skin can drape around the body. Not only can these loose folds of skin make you feel self-conscious and detract from your appearance, they can also cause chafing. A body lift is a comprehensive body contouring procedure that can eliminate excess skin in the abdomen, outer thighs and buttocks. A body lift often includes liposuction, to spot-treat stubborn pockets of fat. Once excess fat and skin are removed, you can enjoy your new, sleek contours.
A body lift can resolve the excess skin that remains after major weight loss, improving your overall contours.
2. Tummy Tuck
After major weight loss, many people benefit from a tummy tuck. This body contouring procedure can be standalone or included as part of a more comprehensive body lift. In addition to removing the frustrating folds of skin from your abdomen, a tummy tuck can also correct diastasis recti, repairing weakened stomach muscles for a flatter, more svelte stomach.
3. Breast Lift
Fluctuations in weight can have an impact on the breasts. Major weight loss can cause breasts to sag and lose their volume. A breast lift can elevate breasts to a more youthful position and reshape them for an overall rejuvenated look.
Dr. Bob Basu is a board certified plastic surgeon in Houston, at the Texas Medical Center who specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction.