The journey from obesity back toward optimum health is challenging on every possible level: physically, emotionally and socially. Understandably, it’s then incredibly disheartening to discover that, even after reaching your target weight, your body shape isn’t what you hoped it would be. Cosmetic surgery helps better define your new body contours after weight loss as a finishing touch after all your hard work.
The Physical Effects of Weight Loss
Obesity causes or contributes to a wide range of physical health concerns, often impacting emotional wellbeing as well. Although losing weight can have a very positive effect on overall health, it’s not an easy or entirely controllable process. For example, many men and women assume that doing tons of crunches will target the midsection and help flatten their tummies. In reality, there’s really no guarantee where the weight will be lost precisely, regardless of your specific exercise routine.
After you’ve reached a target weight and have maintained it steadily for several months, you’ll have a better idea of your new shape. This is a great time to think about the ways in which you may consider further fine-tuning your figure:
- Body contouring after weight loss using liposuction can target any remaining isolated problem spots.
- A tummy tuck, thigh lift and/or body lift remove excess skin and tissue to restore smoother lines throughout the lower body, while an arm lift slims the upper arm area.
- For women, weight loss often results in saggy or deflated breasts, which can be addressed through breast augmentation, often in combination with a breast lift.
Significant weight loss is about far more than just shedding excess pounds, and cosmetic procedures give you the chance to really celebrate the new figure you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Castellano and learn more about all his practice has to offer.