opens IMAGE file Significant weight loss should definitely be a celebratory event. Yet, many people find that loose or excess skin post-weight loss keeps them from fully enjoying the results that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. If this is the case for you, you may want to consider these three body contouring procedures to complement your weight loss efforts.
1. Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is a common body contouring procedure that both removes excess skin and tightens and “lifts” loose skin in the abdominal area. It can also be performed in conjunction with liposuction, which removes small pockets of excess fat that may be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.
2. Breast Lift
Following weight loss, women may notice that the position of their breasts has changed, creating a sagging appearance. A breast lift can help to restore the firmness and perkiness of your breasts, without necessarily altering the size. If, however, you’d like to boost the volume of your breasts as well, adding a breast augmentation to your lift can be a nice complement.
3. Body Lift
If excess skin in multiple areas of your body is a concern, a body lift could be the best solution for you. Depending on how extensive your procedure is, your body lift may be combined with other procedures. A body lift combines a tummy tuck, outer thigh lift and buttock lift. You can add other cosmetic procedures on a case by case basis depending on the extent of the surgery, and these can be custom-tailored to your unique situation.