If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, you deserve a “congratulations!” Most people who lose weight enjoy enhanced health and an improved quality of life. But the picture’s not all rosy – there’s that extra skin to worry about. Following weight loss, many people are considering the popular total body lift. Orange County residents who have achieved substantial weight loss often find that the excess skin left behind is an emotional reminder they would rather forget.
Excess skin is common after major weight loss and can be remedied with specialized body contouring procedures. At the Newport Beach and Long Beach locations of CosmetiCare, our plastic surgery specialists understand that achieving the look you want can help you live the life you want. Request a consultation with one of our surgeons today.
This procedure removes excess skin and re-contours areas of the abdomen, back, hips, upper thighs and buttocks. Excess skin most often occurs following excessively large amounts of weight loss, but also can develop as a result of age or pregnancy. Many patients who have undergone the gastric bypass procedure are left with large amounts of loose, hanging skin folds in all parts of their body. The majority of this skin appears on the lower body and torso but can also be prominent on the arms, face and breasts.
This sagging skin on the body can cause much discomfort to patients who have gone through the lengthy and difficult period of weight loss. The skin can cause infection, rash, irritation underneath the folds of the abdomen, breasts, buttocks and back. Body lift can correct this condition in many areas by removing skin and re-contouring the entire trunk and dramatically reshaping the body to create a more proportionate, slender and firmer look.
Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss
You can learn more about the various procedures that make up a total body lift when you read more about breast enhancement and body contouring. In those sections you will be able to educate yourself on specific procedures that address large amounts of excess skin, like a tummy tuck.
Some of these procedures can be performed together but body lift is not usually performed with other procedures at the same time. Your surgeon will most likely stage additional procedures for safety, less risk of complications and better healing. It is very important that you select a surgeon who understands and has experience addressing the unique cosmetic needs of post weight loss patients.
Request a consultation online to learn more of to schedule your total body lift in Orange County. You can also contact us at 949-718-6900. With convenient locations in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CosmetiCare makes it easy to look your best in Southern California.