Jan 31 2012

Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss


After losing a lot of weight, the overall appearance the tightness of your skin is going to be adversely affected. This is true whether you’ve had a child or have undergone bariatric surgery. Thankfully there are numerous cosmetic surgery options for improving body contour. When you meet with a Virginia plastic surgeon, you will be able to learn about all of your options for effective skin tightening and body sculpting.

Developing a Treatment Plan Just for You and Your Needs

Though similar parts of the body will be affected by drastic weight loss, each body sculpting surgery is customized for the needs of the patient. This will allow the plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Virginia to enhance, restore, and rejuvenate the patient’s appearance, often in very dramatic ways. With all of that in mind, let’s look at the most common surgeries that are performed for skin tightening after major weight loss.

Breast Enhancement Surgery After Weight Loss

The breasts are subject to a lot of drooping and sagging as a result of weight loss. Many times, the best options for restoring the firmness and pertness to the breasts are breast lift and breast reduction. These two surgeries will remove excess tissue from the breast area so that the breasts do not droop or sag any longer.

It’s not uncommon for breast lift surgery to be combined with breast augmentation surgery. The combination of breast implants with a lift procedure can go a long way toward total aesthetic enhancement.

Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss

Obviously the abdominal area will experience major changes during pronounced weight loss. One of the most common surgeries in post-weight loss body contouring is the Virginia tummy tuck surgery. During a tummy tuck, excess skin is removed from the abdominal area and the remaining skin is pulled tighter for better appearance.

There are many other body lift surgery options out there that can address other areas of the body affected by weight loss. These include: thigh lift surgery, arm lift surgery, and buttock lift surgery. The upper torso can similarly be enhanced. In many cases, liposuction is also used during these body sculpting surgeries in order to remove problematic pockets of fat that will not go away.

Facial Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

While the chest and abdominal region tend to be the most drastically affected by weight loss, the face can also be altered after losing a lot of weight. That’s why many patients also get a facelift to address any drooping or sagging of the facial features. There are facial lifts for various facial features and areas of the face, including a neck lift, a lower facelift, a traditional facelift, an eyelift (cosmetic eyelid surgery), and a brow lift.

Schedule a Consultation for Body Sculpting and Contouring

If you would like more information about body sculpting surgery and your many options for expert body contouring, be sure to contact our plastic surgery centers in Ashburn, Leesburg, and Reston today. Our entire team is eager to meet you in person and discuss your aesthetic goals in greater detail.

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