Body Sculpting After Weight Loss

Body Sculpting for Wesley Chapel, FL, Patients After Weight Loss

body-sculpting-wesley-chapelBody sculpting can be beneficial to patients whose weight has stabilized following a dramatic loss of excess pounds. Sometimes, the skin does not have enough elasticity to “spring back” and conform to a newly slender figure, and the hanging skin that results can contribute to self-consciousness as well as restrict movement, lead to rashes and hygiene problems, and cause clothing to fit poorly. To address these issues, excess hanging skin can be surgically removed through body sculpting, which consists of one or more body lift procedures.

At the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery near Wesley Chapel, FL, Dr. John Roach has expertly performed body sculpting surgery for numerous patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Roach tailors a treatment plan to each patient’s aesthetic goals and needs, depending on the location of the excess skin on the patient’s body. If a large amount of excess skin is present, a full body lift can create dramatic results, but this type of complex surgery is not always necessary. Instead, body sculpting may include:

  • Liposuction – Patients who are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight and would like to eliminate isolated pockets of fat, such as “love handles,” may be good candidates for liposuction. This body sculpting procedure involves small incisions through which a surgeon inserts a straw-like tube, or cannula, to draw out unwanted fatty deposits and create a smoother, more contoured silhouette.
  • Tummy tuck – Patients who feel self-conscious about a protruding or sagging belly following weight loss may benefit from a tummy tuck. This surgery involves a horizontal incision along the lower abdomen though which a surgeon removes excess fat and tightens the underlying muscles, then stretches the skin taut and cuts the excess skin away to create a tighter, flatter abdominal profile.
  • Arm lift – To specifically target sagging, loose skin in the upper arm and underarm areas, a surgeon makes an incision either on the inside or back of the arm, running from the underarm to the elbow. Excess skin is removed, and the underlying tissue is reshaped to make the arms appear firmer and more defined.

To learn more about body sculpting, please contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule an appointment. Dr. Roach, an experienced cosmetic and breast surgeon, will be happy to discuss all aspects of this and other cosmetic options, such as breast enlargement cost.

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