Losing a large amount of weight either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery is an accomplishment worth celebrating. However, losing a significant amount of weight may have some unwanted side effects, including loose, sagging skin that hangs off the body. Because of this, many people are not happy with their appearance following significant weight loss. Fortunately, body contouring procedures that remove excess sagging skin and any residual fat deposits can help. Here are a few reasons why body contouring can improve your physical appearance, your self-esteem and your quality of life.
Unfortunately, the skin often does not contract well following significant weight loss and this can create an unbalanced figure or unsightly folds of skin that may be noticeable when wearing more form-fitting clothes. Body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck surgery, circumferential body lift and arm lift can help eliminate this drooping skin. The result is a more attractive figure you can proudly and confidently show off.
Folds of sagging skin can be embarrassing, and cause someone to continue covering up their body. We often hear about patients who never wear short sleeves or put on a bathing suit. Because of this, a person may be very self-conscious around others. Body contouring helps patients experience a boost in self-confidence, knowing that their appearance accurately reflects the hard work they have put into losing weight.
Hanging skin can sometimes be difficult to move around, making daily activities such as running or walking painful. Excess skin can rub against other parts of the body, causing painful chafing, while sweat can accumulate in between folds of skin and cause an infection. Removing sagging skin can relieve physical discomfort and motivate you to stay active and maintain your new, slimmer physique.
Your Body Contouring Options
If you want to look and feel like a better version of yourself following massive weight loss, Dr. Joseph Michaels can help. Dr. Michaels is fellowship trained specifically in after weight loss procedures. He has helped many patients complete their weight loss goals. Upon meeting with Dr. Michaels, he will customize a post-weight loss contouring plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on your personal needs and goals, he may suggest one or more of the following procedures:
Circumferential body lift removes excess skin from the abdomen, outer thighs and buttocks. This procedure will tighten these areas for a more attractive body shape.
Tummy tuck achieves a flat and toned abdominal area. Excess fat is removed while weakened or separated abdominal muscles are also repaired. Dr. Michaels will also correct the pubic area during your procedure.
Liposuction removes small fatty deposits in various parts of the body including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, back and upper arms.
Arm lift improves the contours of the arms by eliminating sagging, loose skin and fat with or without liposuction.
Breast lift firms saggy or droopy breasts for a more youthful and attractive appearance. Dr. Michaels uses a specialized procedure, designed specifically for weight loss patients, to rejuvenate the breasts and restore volume without the use of breast implants.
Male breast reduction helps men with enlarged breast tissue (gynecomastia) achieve a flatter, more masculine-looking chest by removing excess skin, fat and tissue.
Upper body lift focuses on correcting the mid-back and lateral chest folds. It will also help to enhance your waistline.
Take the next step in your weight loss journey by scheduling a body contouring consultation with Dr. Joseph Michaels. Please call (301) 468-5991 in Bethesda or (703) 957-8610 in Fairfax today.