Losing a lot of weight is a great feeling, especially if you’ve worked for years to obtain your goal. While there is a sense of elation and a sense of joy at losing a lot of weight, there can also be a sense of frustration and a mild sense of sadness. This is because although you do not weigh as much, you may not have the appearance that you imagined you would have after losing so much weight. This is because you are left with a lot of excess skin. Thankfully, there are options available for individuals who have lost a lot of weight and now want to contour their body into something that they can be proud to show off to the world. Surgical body contouring is extremely popular with people who have lost a lot of weight because it allows them to be left with a better, more proportioned appearance and smoother contours.
Dramatic weight loss has undoubtedly had a lot of benefits on your health, and it has encouraged you to change your lifestyle for the better. Unfortunately, your skin tissues and other tissues do not have the elasticity needed to return back to their pre-weight gain size.
Different techniques may be used in body contouring procedures. It all depends on the unique situation. However, during a typical procedure, our surgeon may remove excess skin from trouble areas and then tighten the remaining skin. The tissue is sculpted in order to achieve a more contoured appearance overall.
When a person loses a lot of weight, they may be left with sagging skin on the back of their arms that gives them a wing-like appearance. Or they may be left with a lot of extra skin on their thighs or abdomen. None of this is considered to be attractive. Fortunately, these issues can be effectively addressed with body contouring surgery.
After having a body contouring procedure done, people feel so much better about themselves. After they get rid of the excess skin on their body, they begin to feel the confidence they expected to feel after losing so much weight. This is probably the biggest advantage of body contouring procedures.
Make an appointment at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie to learn more information about how body contouring surgery can benefit you after massive weight loss. You worked hard to achieve your goal, and you deserve to have the body you want. Let Dr. Sands and his team help you reach the finish line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!