Body Contouring After Weight Loss

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Losing weight is one of the very best things that you can do for your overall health and appearance. Unfortunately, many people who have experienced extreme weight loss are left with unappealing body contours because of the effects of healthy weight loss. One reason may be that they are somewhat older and have less elastic skin than a younger person. When you lose all of that weight, your skin cannot always snap back into its previous contours. Fortunately, body contouring procedures can help.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring consists of various treatments that are combined to help a person achieve their desired body image. These may include procedures like skin tightening treatments, liposuction, cellulite removal, and more.

The specific type of body contouring that works best for you can be determined during your initial consultation with your practitioner. They can help you develop a plan so that you can once again fill out your favorite bikini or wear your favorite jeans again. The best part is the sense of confidence you’ll feel when you look in the mirror.

What types of body contouring are available?

When it comes to body contouring procedures, you have several options at your disposal, including:

Liposuction

If you’re pleased overall with your weight loss, but still have some stubborn areas of fat remaining, you might consider undergoing a liposuction procedure. Modern liposuction procedures are far more gentle and less invasive than they were in the past.

Your practitioner can target specific areas of your body with liposuction to slim your contours significantly.

If you are undergoing a liposuction procedure, your practitioner will be inserting small tubes under your skin. They will then suction away unwanted fat.

Lifts

There are also various types of surgical lift procedures that are very helpful for body contouring, particularly for anyone who has lost an extreme amount of weight and is now left with loose skin.

Some common types of lists include breast lifts, arm lifts and butt lifts. For many people, undergoing a lift procedure offers better results than undergoing a non-surgical procedure.

Tummy Tuck

If you’re looking for a way to correct loose and sagging skin following weight loss, you should also consider a tummy tuck. This procedure is very helpful for tightening underlying abdominal muscles, making it perfect for women after pregnancy.

A tummy tuck can be customized to fit your individual treatment objectives. For example, some people only require a minimal tuck, such as a mini tummy tuck.

Scheduling Your Consultation

For additional information, please reach out to the office of Dr. Haque of Queen City Plastic Surgery, or use our easy online form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haque.  

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