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Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Posted September 17, 2014 in Body Contouring, Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss

“I Lost the Weight, but don’t like the way I look!”

If you have recently lost a lot of weight, either through gastric bypass or through good old fashioned diet and exercise, kudos to you! It takes a lot of dedication, willpower and motivation to achieve such success.

However, if you were heavily overweight and now have unsightly skin pockets, sagging skin or ugly overlaps on your tummy, arms, legs and in other areas, then you still may not be satisfied with the way you look. This is understandable, but there is a solution to make your weight loss transformation even more impressive.

Body contouring is a plastic surgery term for a surgical procedure that removes those skin pockets and extra flab that may be hanging from obvious areas. So before you give up on the idea of ever being able to wear skimpy clothes or a bathing suit, talk to Dr. Palladino about the techniques that can be used to achieve your ultimate shape. Body contouring improves the shape and appearance of the support tissue underneath those areas that once had excess fat and cellulite. Some may need to be “trimmed” away by the plastic surgeon, while in other areas it might be best to use liposuction. Only the doctor can determine which methods to use on various parts of your physique, so it is best to schedule a consultation.

Some other methods of body contouring can include:

  • Breast lift to bring support back to flattened or sagging breasts
  • Tummy tuck to remove excess apron or flab hanging over abdomen region
  • Facelift to tighten up the turkey neck, double chin, jowls or improve facial elasticity
  • Brachioplasty removes the sagging skin under arms (triceps & biceps), also known as an arm lift
  • Lower body contouring reaffirms the buttocks, abdomen, thighs, groin and lower half of your body
  • Leg and thigh contouring can help you lose the dimpling and skin sagging of the inner and outer thighs

Although dramatic weight loss is a notable achievement, some people expect that just losing the weight will be enough to make them look better in tight clothing. However, some are disappointed to realize that the skin and tissues have lost their normal elasticity and therefore they might still look “fat” due to all of the extra skin that hangs down where it should not. This is particularly true for patients who have gone through weight loss reduction surgery, but even those who have lost weight with the help of a personal trainer or on their own can experience an obstacle in their appearance once they get to this phase.

Come talk to Dr. Palladino. The consultation is discreet and private. He is known as one of the country’s very best plastic surgeons and has tremendous compassion for his patients. Call (866) 624-7874 to book a one-on-one with him and then you can decide if body contouring is the best solution for your problem.

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