Many people who have followed dedicated fitness regimes and are successful with their weight loss resolutions do not anticipate the excess skin that is left once they have reached their targeted goal.
Gastric bypass surgery, other types of bariatric surgery or substantial weight loss can leave skin loose and sagging all over the body. Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full, breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward, abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area and buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin.
Renowned plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Sean Rice of Rice Cosmetic Surgery offers a number of body contouring options to tighten and tone patients’ skin following weight loss and help shape the underlying tissue and achieve an overall toned and fit look.
Circumferential Body Lift – A circumferential body lift, also called a lower body lift, is a comprehensive body contouring procedure that reshapes the body. Unlike a tummy tuck, butt lift or breast lift, a circumferential body lift targets most of the lower body, tightening and toning the waistline, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks.
Tummy Tuck – An abdominoplasty, known as a tummy tuck, is a preferred treatment for patients who find that despite exercising and staying in relatively good physical condition, no amount of sit-ups or calorie-cutting can get rid of the fat and flabby skin hanging around their abdomens caused by pregnancy, significant weight loss or aging.
Thigh Lift – In cases where skin elasticity is poor and unable to conform to new body contours, a thigh lift technique may be recommended. A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
Arm Lift – Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. An arm lift removes excess skin and gives a more toned appearance.
Breast Lift – A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging or gravity. A mastopexy, or a breast lift, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour and rejuvenate your figure with youthful and uplifted breasts.
Cellulite Treatment – Cellulite is a frustrating problem for millions of people. Despite popular belief, cellulite is not a “fat problem” and cannot be treated with diet and exercise. Cellulite is caused by natural life processes (hormones, genetics, etc) which can lead naturally occurring connective tissue bands under the skin to tighten up and cause enlarged fat cells that get pushed up to the surface of skin causing the “cottage cheese” appearance.
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