Reshaping your body after a major weight loss is especially difficult because many people have significant amounts of excess skin all over their body. Some of the most popular procedures, like a tummy tuck, generally target the midsection and lower-body to help reshape your figure.
When people have significant excess skin after a major weight loss, they often need a body lift. This procedure helps reduce excess skin on the abdomen and lower body in a single procedure. Typically, the procedure is performed by making a circumferential incision around the lower abdomen and back, so it is easily hidden with undergarments. Excess skin above the incision is removed and the remaining abdominal skin is pulled downward, while the skin near the lower-abdomen is pulled upward to meet it. The procedure has the benefit of reducing excess skin on the abdomen and back and reducing sagging skin on the lower body. This is ideal if you want the most benefits from a single procedure and combined recovery time over doing multiple, simpler procedures.
The back lift can help you eliminate loose skin that comes from having back rolls when you were heavier. A bra-line back lift is a variation that specifically conceals the scar under a woman's bra, so generally, the plastic surgeon will want her to wear her typical bra during the consultation to help mark the incision area. Once the incision is made, the excess skin is removed and the skin below the scar line is pulled upward, while the skin above the scar line is pulled down and sutured in place. This procedure is ideal if you want multiple procedures to contour your body, but want to have a single area fixed at a time. It can also be used if you had a body lift, but there remains excess skin on your back.
There are several types of abdominal procedures available, and the procedure that is right for you will depend on how much loose skin you have. Although some people have significant loose skin on their abdomen, they may choose to only have the pannus removed, which is the lower "apron." This can be less invasive than an abdominoplasty because it does not involve the underlying muscle. A panniculectomy is useful if you want some reduction in loose skin on your abdomen but cannot have an abdominoplasty. It is also helpful for people who have a pannus that hangs down and makes daily activities painful or contributes to rashes. An abdominoplasty will give you the most dramatic results because it can also help remove excess skin that occurs on the upper abdomen and it tightens the abdominal muscles.
Significant weight loss is a major accomplishment that can often leave people uncomfortable with their residual sagging skin. Fortunately, there are several procedures to help move you one step closer to your ideal body.Share
21 June 2018
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