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Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss

By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on June 11, 2012


After losing a lot of weight, many people notice major body contouring problems related to their skin. The skin may hang loose from your slimmer frame, leading to unsightly sagging and wrinkling. This is actually a common occurrence for all people who have lost a lot of weight, so rest assured that you are not alone. Also rest assured that this situation can be treated, and all it takes is the skill of a Minneapolis plastic surgeon.

Why Skin Tightening Surgery Should Be Considered

As you gain weight, your skin will stretch out to accommodate the added girth. As you lose that weight, your skin will shrink back a little bit, but will be unable to conform to your slimmer frame. This is just the nature of skin laxity and the situation is unavoidable.

By meeting with a cosmetic surgeon serving Minneapolis, you will be able to undergo various body contouring surgeries which will help remove excess skin and leave you looking trimmer, fitter, and better proportioned. Let’s look at some of the most common body sculpting surgeries after major weight loss.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The tummy tuck is the most common body contouring surgery performed after major weight loss. A Minneapolis tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin around the lower abdominal area in order to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and sagging skin.

Breast Lift Surgery

The chest and breasts can be extremely affected by major weight loss. That’s why undergoing a breast lift surgery is common for women who have lost a considerable amount of weight. The breast lift will make the breasts appear firmer and perkier.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Similar to the breast lift surgery is the breast reduction surgery. It is also performed as a means to fight sagging, drooping, and poor contour of the breasts. The surgery is also available for men who have poor skin laxity issues with the pectoral area.

Body Lift Surgery

The back and upper torso require special body contouring needs so that you can look your best again. The body lift will focus on the trunk area, reducing the excess skin of the central torso.

Arm Lift and Thigh Lift Surgery

Your extremities can be adversely affected following major weight loss. Thighs may be sagging or wrinkly, and the shoulders and triceps may appear flabby and limp. Arm lift and thigh lift surgery will combine targeted liposuction and skin reduction in order to make your arms and legs look toned and attractive.

Buttock Lift Surgery

The buttocks are sure to experience some drooping after you have lost considerable weight, which is why a buttock lift surgery may be necessary Both the upper buttocks and the lower buttocks can be lifted and tightened depending on the needs of the patient.

Learn More About Body Contouring and Sculpting

If you would like more information about body contouring and body sculpting surgeries, contact our plastic surgery center serving the Twin Cities today. When you come in for a consultation, we will be able to answer all of your questions about body sculpting in full detail, letting you know which procedures are best for you and why they will be a great first step in achieving your aesthetic goals.

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