Losing a significant amount of weight is a great way to get healthy again. However, in the process, you may notice that your body ends up different in appearance than what you had hoped. It’s not uncommon for the body’s skin to hang after rapid weight loss, but there are a few post weight loss body contouring procedures that may provide the finishing touch that can help you reach your cosmetic goals.
1. Breast Augmentation
If you’ve had breast augmentation before your weight loss, you may want to consider updating your implants to boost any loss in natural breast tissue volume you may have experienced. Adding a lift may be necessary as well in order to perk up and reshape your breast tissue if you’ve noticed a deflated look.
Lipo can be a possibility in the case of more minor weight loss in order to better contour some areas of your body. Lipo itself is not used for weight loss and can’t improve the appearance of loose or excess skin, but can be performed to fine-tune problem areas that haven’t responded to diet or exercise. Examples of common target spots include a double chin, stubborn muffin top or inner thighs.
3. Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck can step in where liposuction leaves off by addressing saggy skin around the midsection that can only be improved surgically, along with tightening separated abdominal muscles. In many cases, a tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction for additional contouring in transition areas, such as the love handles.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.