Losing a large amount of weight is beneficial for both health and cosmetic reasons. However, one of the drawbacks of massive weight loss is that the skin loses its elasticity and can no longer conform to the body’s smaller shape. In severe cases, folds of skin can hang over the body’s contours, creating an unattractive figure and leading to infection or skin irritation.
If you wish to achieve a body figure that positively reflects your weight loss achievements, Dr. Ary Krau can help. A top Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Krau is the trusted choice for post-weight loss plastic surgery. In this blog post, he discusses some of the best cosmetic treatments to consider after weight loss.
Tummy tuck is a popular body contouring procedure as it targets one of the most difficult areas to sculpt: the abdomen. The procedure excises loose, hanging skin from the abdomen and tightens the remaining skin and tissue for a flatter and firmer appearance. If needed, tummy tuck can also repair separated or damaged muscles.
Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with tummy tuck to remove any small pockets of fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. This often creates smoother and more sculpted contours.
Breast lift improves the appearance of deflated, saggy and/or shapeless breasts. During the procedure, loose skin is removed and the breast tissues are reshaped and repositioned higher on the chest wall for a perkier and more youthful appearance. Downward-pointing nipples are also lifted and, if necessary, reduced in size. Breast implants can be added to enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts.
Thigh Lift and Lower Body Lift
Thigh lift sculpts the inner and outer thighs by removing loose skin and tightening the underlying muscles and tissues. For more comprehensive results, a lower body lift may be recommended. Lower body lift targets loose skin and tissue on the lower torso, including the thighs, hips and buttocks. Dr. Krau can use liposuction techniques during thigh lift or lower body lift to remove fatty deposits. The result is a firmer and smoother lower body.