Obesity can cause the skin to stretch over time, and the more your skin stretches, the more the elasticity of the skin is stretched beyond capacity. You may end up with a lot of excess skin if you lose 50 to 100 pounds or more, and any part of the body can be affected by sagging skin, including the face, arms, midsection, buttocks, and thighs. Without a doubt, the greater the weight loss, the more excess skin there is to deal with.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss
Following massive weight loss, patients can experience life-changing results from body-contouring procedures and cosmetic surgery procedures with the right diet and exercise. In return, patients can wear more comfortable clothes, take part in activities that they previously couldn’t, and improve their self-confidence so they can reach their full potential.
How does Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss work?
Some patients may require body contouring procedures after losing a substantial amount of weight due to excess skin and fat tissue that remains after the weight loss. Combating these side effects with the techniques and procedures offered by Bluewater Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the best results from a massive weight loss transformation.
Depending on your unique desired results and individual health, your surgeon may recommend any of the following procedures, or even a combination of one or more procedures:
- abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- breast augmentation or enhancement surgery to eliminate sagging or volume loss
- facial rejuvenation
Who is a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss?
Before considering plastic surgery after massive weight loss, it is important for the patient to be as close as possible to their ideal, or goal, weight. The most crucial factor to take into consideration when determining if plastic surgery after weight loss is right for you is the fact that before this type of surgery, people should maintain a steady weight for a period of at least three to six months.
When consulting with a potential plastic surgery patient, Dr. Clark looks specifically for those with a healthy mindset as well as realistic goals for surgery outcomes. The unique plans for your massive weight loss transformation are largely a reflection of your unique anatomy, the chosen surgeon’s skill level, and their experience.
As important as it is for Dr. Clark to ensure you are a good fit for the procedure(s), it is equally important for you to find and select a surgeon that is trustworthy and board-certified.
Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss in North Florida
Bluewater Plastic Surgery’s own Dr. Clark is a highly revered medical professional that treats all patients with the exceptional care they deserve. Dr. Clark thoroughly communicates with each patient about their specific needs and goals, ensuring that all plastic surgery procedures produce the most beautiful and quality results possible.
He is also an active member of two prestigious professional societies for board-certified plastic surgeons: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS).