Significant weight loss is a commendable achievement that will improve your overall health and longevity. However, many adult men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time struggle with the excess skin that is often left behind. Skin that has been stretched due to added weight might not also firm up and provide the results patients thought they were looking to achieve. This excess skin may hang and make patients feel self-conscious about showing off their weight loss goals in summer shorts or a beautiful bathing suit. In situations such as this, patients will want to work with a medical professional to find out about post weight loss surgeries to address excess skin.
What surgeries are available to firm and tighten the body contours after significant weight loss?
At Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, we believe patients should have access to solutions for their body that are affordable and effective at helping them achieve their desired results. With excess skin, patients may have plastic surgery performed on many different areas of the body due to significant weight loss. In most cases, procedures performed may be lifts or tucks, including
- Body lift
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Buttocks lift
- Breast lift
In many of these procedures, excess skin is manually removed and the incision area is closed up. These areas will require downtime for healing, so it is important for patients to speak to their doctor about the time they need off of school and work. Some patients may also choose to have several areas done at once to avoid taking too much time off for recovery when compared to having each procedure completed separately with time.
Contact Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team today
If you reside in the Paramus, NJ area and want to work with a professional to finish the look of your weight loss achievement, contact the Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey for an appointment. We are located at 2 Sears Drive, Suite #103 and accept new patients into our state-of-the-art practice. Our team is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their best with cosmetic and reconstructive procedures under one roof!