Whether from surgery or through diet and exercise, weight loss is on the rise. Shedding significant pounds is rewarding, however, many are left with loose, hanging skin once the weight is gone. Unfortunately, excess skin can’t shrink to the body’s slimmed-down size. Body contouring procedures after weight loss remove loose, sagging skin to reveal new, sleek contours. Five procedures in particular are in hot demand after weight loss.
As breasts grow, the skin or tissue that contains them expands. Following weight loss, breast volume may decrease but the skin is stretched out, which causes sagging breasts. A breast lift removes extra skin and tightens surrounding tissue to create a new, uplifted contour and elevated breast position.
Lower Body Lift
This surgery is customized to target the regions of a person’s body where loose, excess skin hangs. A lower body lift can tighten and sculpt the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdominal area.
A thigh lift removes excess skin from the back of the thighs or the inner and outer thighs. This procedure can offer a more proportioned contour and result in firmer, smoother skin.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures, a tummy tuck, can address protruding bellies, weakened muscles and sagging skin. Once healed from the surgery, patients emerge with flatter, better-toned abdomens.
Upper Arm Lift
Skin on the upper arms can droop downward, creating the appearance of what some people call ‘bat wings.’ An upper arm lift not only removes excess skin, it tightens the underlying tissue to provide more tone and definition.
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.