Congratulations! You managed to lose a substantial amount of weight, whether on your own or via bariatric surgery, and you look and feel so much better! There’s one drawback to losing a lot of weight: the excess skin left behind. Fortunately, various plastic surgeries can remove and tighten that extra skin so you can achieve the figure you always wanted. Drs. Mark Foglietti and Alanna Fostyk of Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery discuss the plastic surgeries that eradicate loose skin after significant weight loss. Some of these surgeries may be performed at the same time.
Formally known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck involves the removal of loose skin and the tightening of weakened abdominal muscles. The result is a smooth abdominal profile.
Weight loss may leave your breasts appearing saggy. Breast lift, or mastopexy, firms and reshapes your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening tissue. In addition, if there is any asymmetry to your breasts, this surgery corrects that.
Massive weight loss can leave you with sagging skin on your upper arms. Known as brachioplasty, arm lift tightens the supportive tissue beneath while reducing the amount of excess skin. If the arms still have a fair amount of excess fat, liposuction can aid in obtaining the desired appearance. Such body contouring gives your arms a sculpted look.
Weight loss can take a toll on your face and neck. Some patients may look gaunt after losing facial fat, while others find excess skin collecting around the neck and chin. Facelift, or rhytidectomy, addresses specific patient issues. The results are a smoother, more youthful look!
These procedures can reveal your full weight loss results by getting rid of the excess skin leftover from your transformation. The loose tissue poses a cosmetic and medical concern for some as the skin may be more prone to chafing and infection. Dr. Foglietti and Dr. Fostyk will evaluate your areas of concern and discuss your options for loose skin after weight loss. They will develop a customized surgical plan involving one or more of the procedures listed above, to provide a taut face and body.
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Have you lost a lot of weight or are considering bariatric surgery for weight loss? Schedule a consultation with Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery today to learn more about surgeries to eliminate excess skin post-weight loss. Most patients should wait at least six months after achieving their desired weight before undergoing plastic surgery to eradicate loose skin.