Losing a significant amount of weight is a major accomplishment. It can improve your health, mobility and appearance for a better quality of life. Unfortunately, most people who lose a massive amount of weight after bariatric surgery or any type of weight loss program will have loose skin left behind. For some people, this can detract from their confidence and comfort. This holiday season, consider giving yourself the gift of a body lift to reshape your smaller body.
Drawbacks of Loose Skin After Weight Loss
Skin can retract after weight loss, but how much depends on various factors. Individuals that gain over 100 pounds and maintain that higher weight for longer periods of time are less likely to have skin rebound after losing the weight. Older individuals will have less collagen and elasticity in the skin. The abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs are common areas where excess loose skin may be left behind after massive weight loss. Some of the drawbacks of loose skin include:
- Rashes and skin irritation
- Clothes do not fit correctly
- You may look bigger due to the folded skin
- Impacts self-confidence
When you have excess skin and tissue around your midsection after weight loss, it can be a burden. The solution is reshaping your body by removing excess skin and tightening your midsection with a body lift procedure.
What Is a Body Lift?
While a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and tighten the stomach, and a butt lift can reshape your rear, a body lift does both. A body lift uses incisions that go completely around your lower torso to remove excess skin from your abdomen, back, hips, buttocks and thighs. It can also tighten and lift the muscles and tissue to reshape the body. Some patients may have liposuction to remove any pockets of fat left over, and it is common to pair a body lift with other procedures like an arm, thigh or breast lift.
You worked very hard to lose your excess weight – you deserve to feel comfortable and confident in your skin. To learn more about a body lift procedure to remove excess skin and reshape your midsection, call us at New You Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam.
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