Body Contouring After Weight Loss
NJ Body Contouring | New Jersey Cosmetic Surgeon
There are many benefits of weight loss, achieved through either diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. Not only do people tend to have more energy after weight loss, but their overall health improves and they are at a reduced risk for weight-related health conditions. One of the less attractive consequences of weight loss, however, is loose, hanging skin. This is caused by skin stretching from excess weight, combined with loss in elasticity of the dermis in the skin from so many years of poor nutrition and poor hydration. Once the weight is lost, the skin is still stretched and unfortunately lacks the elasticity to "bounce back". While the weight may have been reduced, sometimes drastically, the body still looks unattractive. This extra skin limits a patient’s ability to further their goals of body rehabilitation simply by making it difficult to exercise with such an excess in hanging skin, not to mention the associated problems with hygiene.
To help reduce loose, hanging skin, Palisade Plastic Surgery offers various forms of Body Contouring. This is specifically designed for people who have lost large amounts of weight. Body Contouring reduces excess skin, and also targets problem areas that have not responded to weight loss methods, such as: abdomen, buttocks, thighs, breasts, arms and face. Body Contouring reduces the skin "envelope" so it matches the new contours of the body. It also addresses weakened abdominal and flank walls so that these areas are tightened as well. And finally, body contouring also may include lifting and support of the lateral thigh wall and buttocks, as these areas may have sagged during the years of obesity as well.
During your consultation, our experienced surgeons will talk with you and develop a treatment plan specifically designed for your body and goals. The treatment plan could include: surgery, nutritional support, personal training and body image counseling if necessary. Depending on your treatment plan and the amount of contouring necessary to achieve desired results, it may be necessary to break up the surgeries in to multiple procedures. This allows the surgeons to concentrate on a specific area, while reducing trauma to the body.
As with any procedure, in order to have the best results it is important for the patient to be in good health. Palisade Plastic Surgery wants to help you look and feel your best. Contact our top plastic surgeons to schedule your initial consultation and see how Body Contouring after weight loss can help you achieve your goals.