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.
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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.
This 62 year old lady had a massive problem with extra tissue after a significant loss of weight. She thought it was hopeless in that all body aspects were out of proportion. She had a large amount of tissue hanging down to her thighs the large amounts of tissue on the abdominal wall. In addition, her breasts were very droopy and her back had a lot of extra tissue that you can see easily in the pre op picture of her back. Besides this, she was very discouraged by her buttocks hanging down so much and her inner thighs having so much extra tissue. She also wanted to have her arms thinned.A plan is reached during the consultation and it involved a breast lift with implants, tummy tuck, liposuc...
This woman lost a significant amount of weight and was left with excess skin of her torso. In addition, she lost a lot of breast volume, creating saggy, deflated breasts. This was corrected with a circumferential body lift and a breast lift with implants. This was done as a single operation on an outpatient basis.The thighs will be done at a later date.
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.