Losing weight is good for your health and your appearance, except when you lose a large amounts of body fat and have leftover loose skin. In this situation, patients get discouraged because the excess skin is a constant reminder of their prior excess weight. In this case, plastic surgery can provide the solution.
Whether you lose the weight from gastric bypass surgery or through dieting, living with the excess skin afterward isn’t easy. This is why many turn to body and facial contouring to help them achieve their desired post-weight look. There are quite a few options, ranging from plastic surgery to non-invasive cosmetic procedures to provide all the important benefits.
Body lift – A body lift is exactly what it sounds like…basically it’s a “facelift” for you entire body. This helps to reshape undesired contours and provide you with the natural shape of a thinner body after weight loss. This procedure can be performed on target areas (such as just the arms, legs, or torso) or all over, as needed.
Neck lift – A neck lift is essentially a lower facelift that focuses primarily on the neck and jaw line. This is an area that will show loose skin the most on someone who has recently lost a lot of weight, and toning it can do wonders for your overall appearance.
Non-surgical Skin Tightening – For minimally invasive solutions, various technologies (Thermage, Accent, Pixel, and more) use energy to promote collagen regrowth, tightening up skin and providing anti-aging benefits at the same time. For many, this is an optimal procedure because it also requires the shortest amount of recovery time.
For anyone who has recently lost a great deal of weight, or is working to do so, and wants to use cosmetic surgery to achieve the final touches on their new body, we have the answers you want at Maryland Plastic Surgery.