Loose and sagging skin is a serious issue for many people who have experienced major weight loss or childbirth. The sagging and drooping of the skin can be exacerbated by the natural aging process and a variety of other genetic and environmental factors as well. Dr. Brian F. Burns has helped countless patients in the Victoria area deal with just such issues.
This loose and sagging skin, particularly after dramatic weight loss, may be found all over the body, from the abdominal region and chest to the extremities. In such cases, body contouring surgery and various lift procedures are the best way to help patients achieve a trim, slim, and more athletic appearance.
Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
One of the mos common body lift surgeries, the tummy tuck is designed to address loose skin and sagging in the lower abdominal area. When the stomach droops and sags a great deal and the lower abdominal area is covered in stretch marks, the tummy tuck tightens the skin and helps eliminate stretch marks in the process.
Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction
The breast and chest area are commonly affected by major weight loss, which can have significant impact on the appearance of the upper torso for both men and women. In these cases, the use of breast lift surgery and male breast reduction are considered the most ideal body lift options. Thanks to these chest lift surgeries, patients can achieve a firmer and more athletic frame.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
The shoulders and triceps can both be adversely affected by major weight loss, which leads to sagging skin and flab of the upper arms. To help achieve more toned and athletic arms, many plastic surgeons suggest performing arm lit surgery. This helps improve the overall trimness and tone of the upper arm area.
Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
The thighs can also be affected by weight gain and weight loss, particularly in women given the way that weight is distributed in their bodies. That's where a thigh lift may be most ideal. The thigh lift can target the inner thigh, the hip and outer thigh, and lower portion of the thigh, giving you toned and athletic legs.
Butt Lift Surgery
The buttocks are often affected by major weight gain and weight loss in men and women. In order to improve the overall tone of the buttocks and enhance the contours and tone of the lower body, many patients turn to butt lift surgery to tighten skin and remove stretch marks.
Total Body Lift for Massive Weight Loss
When you have experienced major weight loss through bariatric surgery or other means, it's typically ideal to undergo a total body lift. Total body lift surgery combines multiple lift procedures to ensure your entire body is trimmer, slimmer, and free of excess skin.
Mommy Makeovers After Pregnancy and Childbirth
Mommy makeovers are total body lifts that are specifically tailored to women who've had children, addressing the stretch marks, loose skin, and problem areas common after childbirth.
Contact South Texas Plastic Surgery
For more information about body lift surgery and how it can help you look trimmer and slimmer following major weight loss, it's important that you contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Brian F. Burns will discuss these matters with you in greater detail so you can make the most confident choices about your appearance and treatment options.