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Dramatic Weight Loss
Whether you lost your weight with the help of Bariatric Surgery or through strict diet and sweating it off in a gym, first and foremost you should be very proud of your accomplishment! Putting your health ahead of everything else is something everyone should do more often. Now, the harder part. You have spent months if not years trying to improve your overall shape and are finding no gym in the world can undo stretched skin or lift sagging breasts. According to some of our patients at Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, this can be as frustrating as losing the weight in the first place.
Our plastic surgeon in the Woodstock and Marietta area partners with you to make a comprehensive plan for restoring you to a better shape, keeping in mind that we can’t do everything at once and still do it safely. If you have had Bariatric surgery, we will also work with your surgeon, ensuring that you are optimized for our surgery from a medical standpoint. Post-weight loss surgery typically combines a number of smaller procedures that can tighten and tone the body, remove redundant skin, and reveal a sleeker silhouette. These procedures may include:
- Mastopexy Augmentation
- Posterior body lift
- Thigh plasty
- Face lift
- Tummy Tuck
During your initial consultation, Dr. Thomas Lintner will perform a physical exam, thoroughly discuss your personal goals, review your medical history, and create a custom treatment plan designed to meet your expectations. Ideal candidates for post-weight loss surgery are in good overall health and have maintained a stable body weight for at least 12 months. Below, you can read more about the procedures that are most commonly included in a post-weight loss procedure.
A panniculectomy is an advanced form of tummy tuck surgery that is designed to remove a significant amount of excess skin hanging from the beltline. This procedure specifically focuses on an area of the abdomen called the pannus, and can alleviate many common problems caused by excess abdominal skin, such as rashes, ulcers, or back pain.
A mastopexy augmentation is a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation, offering the benefits of both procedures. Significant weight gain can cause the breasts to stretch and sag, dramatically changing the appearance of the breasts, even after losing weight. In addition to removing excess skin and elevating the position of the breasts to a more youthful position, implants can rejuvenate the breasts with a beautiful, full, and natural-looking shape.
Even with a nutritious diet and rigorous exercise, many people still have isolated pockets of fat that prove resistant to these traditional methods of weight loss. For patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight, liposuction may serve as the “finishing touch” for areas of the body that retain a little excess weight. This procedure can be performed on nearly any area of the body for a slimmer, more contoured appearance.
Posterior Body Lift
A lower body lift is designed to remove lax, excess skin from the lower back, flanks (love handles), and buttocks. This skin tightening surgery can help patients achieve smoother, sleeker contours, a firmer appearance, and improve the fit of clothing.
A thigh lift can eliminate loose or sagging skin as well as excess fat from the thighs for enhanced contours. Many patients feel more comfortable wearing dresses, shorts, or swimsuits after having this procedure performed.
A brachioplasty, more commonly called an arm lift, targets the upper arms and can create a more toned appearance. For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, the upper arms often carry a substantial amount of excess skin due to a loss of elasticity. An arm lift can help these patients achieve an improved appearance that cannot be accomplished with diet or exercise alone.
For patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or lost significant weight with diet and exercise, a facelift can restore a smooth, youthful appearance to the face. Excess or sagging skin is removed and signs of facial aging such as wrinkles can be minimized. The neck may also be rejuvenated during this procedure.
A tummy tuck, often referred to as an abdominoplasty, is designed to give the stomach a flatter, more toned appearance. By removing excess skin as well as tightening the underlying musculature, patients who have an abdomen that protrudes due to stretched or torn muscles can achieve a more contoured silhouette.
Contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery
If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas Lintner to talk more about your options, please contact us today.