If you have worked hard to lose a lot of weight or had gastric bypass surgery and lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, you may initially be disappointed in the new you. Losing weight rapidly can boost your self-esteem and improve your health, but it can also leave you with copious amounts of sagging skin and sagging, uneven breasts. If you have weight reduction surgery or lose weight quickly, board-certified plastic surgeons at Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh will work closely with you and your physician to determine when it is appropriate for you to begin body contouring.
Recommended Post Weight Loss Procedures
There are several procedures to consider in order to achieve your goals after massive weight loss. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to develop a plan based on your goals. Recommended procedures may include a lower body lift to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs; a breast lift to correct sagging, flattened breasts; an arm lift to correct sagging of the upper arms; and a thigh lift to correct sagging of the inner, outer and mid-thigh. You may also consider a breast augmentation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss?
Because the skin only has so much elasticity, it is important that your weight has stabilized. If you are still losing weight, you will only develop the same issues again. If you gain weight after body contouring, it can stretch delicate skin. If your weight is stable and you’ve achieved the weight loss you intended to, and you are otherwise in good health, you are a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss.
Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Simply fill out the form or call Us (919)-785-0505. We proudly serve Raleigh and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.