So you’ve lost a massive amount of weight, and now you feel better and your health has improved dramatically. Congratulations! Whether you lost that weight through diet or exercise or through bariatric surgery, you are well on the road to a new life. However, if you are like many people who have undergone massive weight loss, you may not be entirely pleased with your new appearance. Most people who lose 100 pounds or more of their body weight find themselves with skin that does not re-conform to their new body contours. This loose, hanging skin often makes people feel self-conscious and even embarrassed, feelings they probably thought they would lose along with their excess weight.
Luckily, cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss, such as that performed by Dr. Joseph Fodero at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, allows people who have lost substantial weight to achieve bodies that reflects their new, healthier selves. Procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty (or “tummy tuck” surgery), body lift, and breast lift can be tailored and combined to meet the specific needs of those who have lost significant amounts of weight.
Liposuction techniques such as suction assisted lipectomy (SAL), ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL), and power assisted liposuction (PAL) can be used to remove pockets of fat that linger after weight loss. These fatty tissues tend to collect in areas of the body that are difficult to tone with exercise, such as the hips, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Because these pockets of fat are highly concentrated and isolated, they can easily be targeted during liposuction.
Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent way of toning the abdominal area, where loose skin, lax musculature, and lingering fat can remain after weight loss. In tummy tuck surgery, excess skin and fat are removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened, resulting in a sleeker, trimmer appearance. This surgery is particularly effective in addressing those leftover “love handles.”
Various lift procedures, such as thigh lift, buttock lift, arm lift, and (for females) breast lift or (for males) male breast reduction, can improve the appearance of problem areas through the removal of excess skin and fat. A cosmetic surgeon with a keen aesthetic eye will tighten and reposition the skin so that it looks completely natural and reveals the new shape of the body while keeping the resulting scars as inconspicuous as possible.
If you have lost a massive amount of weight but remain dissatisfied with your appearance, contact Dr. Joseph Fodero in New Jersey today for further information about your cosmetic surgery options after weight loss.