Think of losing a massive amount of weight like a balloon that has been slowly deflated. It becomes saggy, loose, and misshapen. That's what happens to skin when it has been stretched by obesity and then massive amounts of weight are lost. The skin hangs. Breasts become flat. Chins and faces sag. The skin under the arms is flabby. Pockets of skin droop around thighs and buttocks.
Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation with one of the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505.
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This 62 year lady lost over 60 pounds in an effort to get more healthy. In so doing, she reached a plateau and could not lose more weight. This brings us to an interesting discussion about the inability to lose more weight and what body contouring can do to help the incentive. When patients lose a lot of weight like this, sometimes they need an extra boost to energize them to lose more weight and continue the process of getting healthy. Body contouring is a great energizer bunny !!! Note the areas of concern for this patient. She did not like the remaining rolls of fatty tissue nor did she like the way her clothes fit. She wanted to get a better shape with her waist and love handle areas al...
31 year old female who underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing approximately 120 pounds. This left her with upper and lower abdominal fullness and overhang. She underwent abdominoplasty and liposuction to remove the redundant fat and skin.
Patient underwent a circumferential body lift and a thigh lift following a significant weight loss.
Body contouring after major weight loss usually involves multiple procedures to achieve the desired improved appearance. Whether you've lost weight on your own or through gastric bypass, the Albany plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group can recommend a customized set of procedures, which will often include one or more of the following:
Your plastic surgeon will discuss these procedures with you during your consultation. Be aware that your new look won't happen overnight. You will likely have several procedures over a period of time. These procedures can often be combined to limit the number of surgeries that you may need. It may even be over the course of a year or two. But, eventually, you will have accomplished what is really the final stage of major weight loss - a more attractive and more toned, new, thinner you!
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The number of body contouring procedures you have after major weight loss will depend on your personal goals. Your plastic surgeon will recommend what procedures he or she feels will be the most beneficial for you during your consultation.
With virtually all types of cosmetic surgery there is scarring. In most cases, however, your plastic surgeon can minimize the visibility of these scars through careful incision placement. Over time, scars will fade and become far less noticeable.
In most instances insurance does not cover these procedures. However, it is always wise to consult with your insurance provider to determine if coverage may be available. Also, discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.
Generally, your new look will be permanent. It's important to maintain your new weight, exercise, and lead a healthy lifestyle to realize the best results of your body contouring procedures.