Significant weight loss is a radical achievement for anyone who has battled with their weight. When you look in the mirror, do you see a body shape you just don’t love even after all the hard work you put into losing weight? Have you lost significant weight only to find folds of saggy skin hiding your desired body contours? We lose weight to be healthier, fitter and look great, but even after achieving their weight loss goals, many people find that they still need a little help to get the figure they want.
When it comes to completing the weight loss journey, a body lift after massive weight loss can help reveal the underlying figure you’ve been working on so diligently. Also known as a circumferential lipectomy, a body lift removes excess skin, repairs and adjusts the contour of underlying tissues, and removes remaining excess fat to reveal the body you’ve worked so hard to develop.
Eliminates Excess Skin that Causes Skin Irritation
Significant weight loss can expose your skin’s reduced elasticity. That means you may end up with extra skin that is loose, sagging, and dimpled. For those who experience major weight loss, it can be very disheartening when the wonderful body you’ve been working for is hidden behind layers of excess skin.
Not only does this sagging skin prevent you from showing off your thinner, lighter body, but excess skin can also lead to discomfort. In addition to being heavy, sores, rashes, and chafing can all result from excess skin. When you have loose skin rubbing together, you also have an increased risk for skin irritation and even infections. By eliminating the loose skin, we effectively reduce the related skin issues.
Creates A Smoother Body Contour
When you started on your weight loss efforts, you probably had an image in your mind of how your final result would look. Get the body you imagined having when you started working toward your weight loss goal. A body lift procedure is the only way to get rid of excess skin and repair tissues and muscle groups that were affected before and during weight-loss. Ending your journey with a body lift allows you to fully enjoy your new body.
By removing skin folds, you can streamline your body contour to get much closer to the image you had in your mind before you began your journey. While performing a body lift, Dr. Lohner, tailors the procedure to match each patient and their specific needs. The result is a total reshaping of the upper or lower body that accentuates your new body shape.
Am I A Good Candidate?
If you are struggling with excess skin after having lost a large amount of weight, either naturally or through weight loss surgery, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. Patients who have reached and maintained their ideal body weight, are great candidates for body lift or body contouring procedures. A body lift after massive weight loss can help treat areas that are affected by loose skin, including the:
- Abdomen or hips
The best way to accurately determine if a body lift after massive weight loss is right and safe for you is to meet with Dr. Lohner. During a consultation, Dr. Lohner will examine your areas of concern and talk to you about your goals. If you would like to explore taking the next step in your body transformation, call (610) 519-0600 to schedule your one-on-one body lift consultation. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation.