Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

January 29, 2018
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Many Americans struggle with their weight for most of their lives, so consider yourself fortunate if you’ve been able to lose a dramatic amount of weight. While you’ll feel great after losing a lot of weight, you’ll likely experience excess skin and fat that are left behind. Even though you look better physically, there are still these areas that you likely feel self-conscious about.

If you’ve experienced dramatic weight loss from diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you should strongly consider surgery to restore attractive proportions and remove sagging skin from areas such as the face and neck, arms, thighs, back, breasts, and abdomen.

In addition to the aesthetic reasons, you’ll also want to consider body augmentation because it can help you fit into your clothing better, get rid of that overhanging skin that often causes painful rashes, chafing, and infections, and you can also improve your self-esteem.

surgery should only be considered once your weight has stabilized for at least six months. If you plan on losing more weight, you should put off the procedure until later on. You should also be in good health and without certain conditions including diabetes and heart disease. You should be practicing a healthy diet and be a non-smoker. Be sure to have realistic expectations heading into surgery.

Body contouring projects you may want to consider after major weight loss include facelifts, breast lifts, tummy tucks, lower body lifts, medial thigh lifts, and arm lifts. Some of these procedures result in visible scars, but many people find them to be an acceptable tradeoff for the benefits they receive.

These types of procedures are often the final step in making over your look after losing a large amount of weight. For more information about lipo body contouring, schedule a free consultation with Aesthetic Surgery Institute by calling our Houston office at 713-493-7397.