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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This woman lost a significant amount of weight and developed hanging skin of her torso and arms. She underwent a circumferential body lift and brachioplasty to improve her contour. Note how this lifted her lateral thighs and buttocks.
This 37 year old lady lost more than 50 pounds and ended up with drooping breasts and loose skin in many areas. Our goal was to tighten her up in many areas including the breasts and abdomen and also do some liposuction to contour her body to a more desired appearance. The breast lift was approached by raising the nipples and making them smaller so they would not overpower her new breast shape. She also wanted to have a fullness above her nipples and this is not possible for the long term without a "filler implant". This basically means that a breast lift is done and the implant has the purpose of filling above the nipple complex. Now, there is a youthful appearance to the breasts and this b...
61 yr old woman who lost approx. 75 lbs through diet and exercise. she had deveolped alot of redundant skin and loose skin in the abdominal region, status post: circumferential body lift to eliminate the redundant skin and fat from her hips, flank, abdomen and back.
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.