Plastic Surgery to Refine Your Weight Loss Results
Losing a significant amount of weight can improve a person’s health and appearance immeasurably. One drawback of losing a lot of weight — especially in a short period of time — is that the skin and tissues may not be elastic enough to contract over the smaller body size. Folds of loose skin and tissues may obscure the weight loss results, and cause physical and psychological side effects.
Dr. Adrian Sjarif offers post-weight loss body contouring surgery to eliminate excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues for smoother body contours. This can be extremely helpful after gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy surgery and similar procedures. Individuals seeking plastic surgery after weight loss in Sydney and Wollongong turn to Dr. Sjarif for beautiful, natural looking results.
Could I Benefit from Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss?
You may be an ideal candidate for post-weight loss body contouring if you:
- Have lost substantial weight through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise
- Have loose, sagging skin in multiple areas of your body (e.g., abdomen, back, thighs, arms, breasts)
- Find it difficult to fit into clothing because of the loose skin
- Regularly experience rashes or chafing due to the excess skin
- Have been at a stable weight for at least six months and do not plan to fluctuate in the future
- Have low self-confidence in spite of your weight loss accomplishments
What Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss Entails
Plastic surgery after weight loss is different for everyone. If you decide to explore your options with Dr. Sjarif, you will be asked about your specific area(s) of concern, and your goals of treatment. Dr. Sjarif will examine your body and then suggest the procedure(s) most likely to provide your ideal cosmetic outcomes.
Your treatment plan could involve one or more of the following:
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
What it accomplishes: A leaner, more elegant arm contour
How it is performed: Excess skin and localized fat deposits are removed and the underlying tissues are tightened. The incisions are usually created on the inside or undersurface of the arms.
What it accomplishes: Legs that look more toned and proportioned to the rest of the body
How it is performed: Excess skin and fat are removed and the tissues are tightened on the upper, inner thighs. The incisions are usually created within the groin and may extend down toward the knee.
Lower Body Lift
What it accomplishes: Corrects sagging on and around the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and buttocks
How it is performed: Excess fat and skin are removed and the tissues of the lower body are tightened. The incisions for lower body lift generally start on the back and extend around the hips to the front of the thighs and abdomen.
What it accomplishes: A flatter, firmer stomach and narrower waistline
How it is performed: Loose skin and excess fat are removed from the front and sides of the abdomen (sometimes improving the appearance of stretch marks). The navel can be relocated higher on the abdomen if needed. Tummy tuck incisions are positioned low on the abdomen, right above the pubic hairline.
What it accomplishes: Perkier and more youthful looking breasts
How it is performed: Excess breast skin is trimmed and the tissues are reshaped and mobilized to a position higher on the chest. The nipple-areolar complex can be relocated higher on the breast mound if needed. The breast lift incisions are generally made around the edge of the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (and horizontally along the crease, if necessary).
Male Breast Reduction
What it accomplishes: A flatter and firmer chest
How it is performed: Excess skin, fat and glandular tissues are removed from the chest. The areolas can be reduced in size and the nipple-areolar complex relocated higher on the breast if needed. The incisions depending on the severity of the condition and in most cases can be performed using a couple of very short incisions.
Learn More about Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss in Sydney and Wollongong
If you would like to refine your weight loss results with plastic surgery, Dr. Adrian Sjarif welcomes you to book a consultation and learn about your options. Call or email one of our offices today.