Men and women who undergo major weight loss often find that they have excess accumulations of skin around their bodies. This skin can be both embarrassing and painful.
When you put in a significant amount of effort and lose the weight, it can be disheartening to have not achieved the attractive body contours you desire. Plastic surgery after significant weight loss targets the common areas with skin accumulations to restore slimmer, more toned body contours.
Dr. Kronowitz offers plastic surgery after major weight loss in Houston, Texas.
- 0.1 Am I a Candidate for Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
- 0.2 What Are the Benefits of Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
- 1 What Is Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
- 2 How Long Is Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Recovery?
- 3 How Much Does Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Cost?
- 4 When Will I See My Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Results?
- 5 Are You Interested in Learning More?
Am I a Candidate for Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
Candidates for plastic surgery after major weight loss do not smoke, are in good health, and have realistic expectations of their results.
A consultation with Dr. Kronowitz will help you decide which procedure(s) you could benefit from most.
What Are the Benefits of Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
Women and men choose plastic surgery after major weight loss to:
- Restore firmness to the breasts and buttocks
- Eliminate excess fat
- Improve painful chafing caused by an excessive amount of skin
- Define the contours of your body
- Enhance your confidence following weight loss
What Is Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
Plastic surgery after major weight loss is customized to fit your needs and goals.
These procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck treats excess sagging skin on the abdomen. Additionally, it can tighten loose abdominal muscles that are causing a stomach pooch. A tummy tuck will restore firm and toned abdominal contours.
An incision is created low along the bikini line running from hip to hip. A second incision may be created around the navel. Sutures are used to tighten loose muscles. Excess tissue is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is draped to highlight the new abdominal contour.
What Is an Extended Tummy Tuck?
An extended tummy tuck targets excess skin accumulations around the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. The extended tummy tuck provides a more complete lower body recontouring.
An incision is created low along the bikini line that extends around the hips and onto the lower back. If needed, loose abdominal muscles are tightened. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining tissue is draped to restore a natural appearance to the abdomen, back, and hips.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is used to treat areas with excess fat accumulation. It may be combined with any other body contouring procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, and neck.
Incisions are created in the treatment area, and gentle suction is used to remove excess fat. This procedure can help create better body definition.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift targets loose neck skin that often results following weight loss. Sagging skin along the jawline and neck can affect your overall facial appearance. The neck lift restores a slimmer appearance by trimming away the excess skin.
An incision is created in your lower hairline. The platysma (neck) muscle may be tightened. Drooping skin is trimmed away.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
The thigh lift targets unwanted skin along the inner and/or outer thighs. Excess thigh skin can lead to painful irritation and chafing. Removing excess skin helps create a more toned thigh appearance.
A hidden incision is created in the groin area to prevent visible scarring. Excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is positioned to provide a more sculpted thigh look.
What Is a Butt Lift?
The butt lift improves the appearance of a sagging butt. Excess gluteal skin is removed, and the remaining tissue is lifted to provide a tighter, rounder butt appearance. Restoring the appearance of the buttocks can enhance the shape and curvature of your physique.
Incisions are placed along the upper edge of the buttocks. Sagging skin is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is lifted to provide a firmer appearance.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Sagging and deflated breasts are common following weight loss. A breast lift eliminates loose breast tissue to restore firmer breasts with improved shape and projection.
Incisions are placed around the areola and lower breast tissue. Excess tissue is removed, and internal sutures are placed to lift and support the remaining breast tissue. Patients with small volume can add implants to increase their breast size.
What Is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift treats the appearance of bat wings caused by sagging excess skin along the upper arms. Treating this unwanted skin restores a toned arm appearance.
An incision is created along the inner arm, running from the armpit down to the elbow. Excess tissue is excised, and the remaining skin is draped to improve the contour of the arms.
How Long Is Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Recovery?
Your recovery period will vary depending on the type and number of procedures undergone.
Patients will experience bruising and swelling, and compression garments may be wrapped about the treated areas. The majority of swelling subsides after six weeks.
Most patients return to work within two weeks of their surgery and resume their regular exercise routine after four to six weeks.
How Much Does Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Cost?
Plastic surgery after major weight loss is customized to you, and the final cost of your surgery will reflect this personalization.
Your final cost will include the techniques used, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and surgeon’s fees. We will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.
When Will I See My Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss Results?
You will start to notice your results immediately following your surgery, and these results will continue to improve as the bruising and swelling subside.
While great care is taken to place incisions in easily concealable locations, some may be visible. Most patients who have lost a significant amount of weight feel that the mild scarring is worth the dramatic results. Scarring is likely to fade over time.
The results of your plastic surgery after major weight loss is long lasting—if not permanent—as long as they are accompanied by a healthy lifestyle.