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 young lady lost over 80 pounds and presents with the usual type of concerns after having been so successful at achieving this goal (either through a bypass or doing it by themselves). Patients that lose massive amounts of weight are left with areas of concern including the abdomen, breasts, arms, legs and inner thighs etc. During the consultation, all of the areas of concern are discussed. This is a great time to go over each region and determine the best approach. With this patient, we wanted to bring in the tissue vertically as well as horizontally. Not all patients need this but it does give an extra tool to achieve results that the horizontal tummy tuck would not include. The sca...
30 yr old mother gained weight after pregnancy then lost 140 lbs. Procedure: belt lipectomy / armlift
This woman lost over 125 pounds and had excess skin of her abdomen and loss of breast volume. Note the abdominal roll which she has pulled the underware over. An abdominoplasty flattened the abdomen, while the breasts were reshaped with implants and a lift.
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.