If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, but have loose skin, extra folds or stretch marks and want to do something about it body contour surgery may be the answer. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC, we can provide you with guidance during your initial consultation on what may be the best surgical approach for your needs. Let’s take a look at some procedures that can help contour your body following a substantial weight loss.
What does body contour surgery involve? There are a number of procedures that are used to reshape the body contour following weight loss. These include:
- Arm lift, to correct the sagging of the upper arms; breast lift to rejuvenate sagging, flattened breasts.
- Facelift to improve the sagging and lost volume of the mid-face, jowls and neck.
- Lower body lifts to reposition tissue and remove excess skin of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs.
- Thigh lift to correct sagging of the inner thigh.
- Tummy tuck to repair the abdominal muscle and remove folds of excess skin hanging over the mid-section.
What is the right procedure for me?
During your initial consultation you and your surgeon at Atlanta Plastic Surgery will review your medical history, your weight loss and decide what is the right procedure or procedures for you.
What about recovery time?
Recovery times vary depending on the procedure. You should expect to spend anywhere from two to six weeks recuperating at home based on the extensiveness of your procedure. It’s important not to engage in strenuous exercise or activities to allow your body to heal. It may be a good idea to have some help with household chores as well as driving in some cases. Be sure to follow all your surgeon’s post-operative directions and attend all follow up appointments.
How long will my results last?
Results should be long lasting if you continue to eat a proper diet, maintain a stable weight and exercise.
We’re always happy to help educate and reassure our patients. For more information on this topic and any other plastic surgery procedures we perform, schedule a consultation appointment today at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. We have offices in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Northside/Sandy Springs, and Cumming/Forsyth area locations. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.