Following a noticeable loss of weight, many people seek a wide range of body contouring procedures to help attain their ideal figures.
While body contouring is not an alternative for weight loss, it can be used to remove pockets of excess fat, smooth and tighten loose or wrinkled skin, and effectively sculpt portions of your body into a more desirable shape.
Here are some of the most popular body contouring procedures for those who have undergone weight loss:
If you’ve been struggling with stubborn pockets of fat tissue in unwanted areas despite losing a significant amount of weight, your plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction as a targeted solution for fat removal.
The process is usually performed under local anesthesia with light sedation, using a vacuum and small tube called a cannula to remove unwanted fat deposits from areas that typically don’t respond to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, neck, and chin.
The procedure also involves sculpting and reshaping the contours of the body for a more even and natural appearance.
Lift procedures elevate, reshape, and tighten loose skin and tissue in specific areas of the body. These are particularly useful for those with sagging or wrinkly skin from dramatic weight loss, aging, genetics, stress, and other factors.
For weight loss patients, the most common lift procedures include:
- Arm Lifts
- Thigh Lifts
- Breast Lifts
- Face Lifts
- Chin Lifts
- Neck Lifts
- Butt Lifts
The technique entails targeted incisions in specific areas of the body, removing excess skin and tissue, and closing and reshaping the target area for a tighter, more defined silhouette.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most common surgical procedures for those who recently lost weight and are still dealing with lingering pockets of fat around their stomach or abdomen.
The procedure is designed to sculpt your waistline and make your abdomen appear firmer and thinner by removing excess skin and fat tissue from the middle and lower abdominal sections to tighten wall muscles.
There are several types of tummy tuck procedures, including:
- A full tummy tuck is the standard process, focusing on the midsection between the sternum and belly button.
- A mini tummy tuck is undertaken on the lower abdominal region to reduce excess skin and connective tissue, often due to aging.
- An extended tummy tuck is a more involved process, reaching beyond the tummy to the hips and sides of the lower back.
- A reverse tummy tuck addresses excess skin on the upper abdomen rather than mid or lower abdominal regions.
Depending on your specific requirements and cosmetic goals, your doctor may use multiple methods to help you attain your desired results.
These may include techniques that blend several different body contouring procedures, such as Brazilian butt lifts, which use liposuction to reallocate fat from undesirable areas of the body to your posterior for an attractive, hourglass figure.
Your doctor will discuss the best course of action to help you achieve the look and feel you’ve been searching for. Each will be unique to your individual needs, and may require numerous surgeries or treatments throughout the course of weeks or months to produce lasting results.
When diets and exercises aren’t yielding the desired outcomes, trust Buglino Plastic Surgery to help you look your absolute best.
Dr. Anthony Buglino specializes in providing a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and procedures to help patients achieve the bodies of their dreams.
If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight, but are still struggling to achieve the look you’ve always wanted, Contact Dr. Anthony Buglino at (516) 864-0700, or schedule an online consultation today!
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