When you lose weight, it is a good feeling. It can help you to be more confident and healthier. Yet, for many, it can leave behind excess skin. Body contouring, or post-bariatric weight loss surgery, may be the solution.
If you have any sagging skin or stubborn fat that has been unresponsive to weight loss and exercise, this procedure may offer you the results you're looking to achieve. Learn more about body contouring and its benefits following extreme weight loss.
Why Might Body Contouring Be Needed Following Weight Loss?
Body contouring is a combination of procedures, such as arm lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, that sculpt the body by removing excess skin and fat deposits.
When a person gains weight, the fat cells begin to grow. The skin then stretches to accommodate and provide room for that stored fat. When the body loses a large amount of weight quickly, the skin does not automatically slim down to suit your new weight. This leaves you with sagging skin.
Body contouring offers a solution for this by removing that excess loose skin. It can also be used to remove pockets of fatty tissue resistant to exercise and diet. The result is a natural, sculpted shape and a more youthful appearance.
Body contouring offers medical benefits, too. It can improve skin hygiene and reduce the risk of skin infections from bacteria growth.
Is Body Contouring Right For You?
If you have lost significant weight, it may be time to visit a cosmetic surgeon for a customized body contouring appointment. This procedure may include a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and, for some people, a full lower body lift. Dr. Bruek can customize it to meet your specific needs and goals.
While body contouring is not necessary for every individual after weight loss, many patients report seeing a significant improvement in how they look and feel.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you're interested in body contouring, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert J. Bruek. He can answer your questions and concerns and provide an individualized plan based on your treatment goals.
Contact our team today at 239-939-5233; we proudly serve Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, FL.