When you lose a significant amount of weight due to dieting, pregnancy, or bariatric surgery, it often leaves you with excess sagging skin or even pockets of fat deposits in certain body areas. There is no amount of exercising that can help with loose skin and stubborn fat. Fortunately, there are several body contouring procedures that help with removing the excess skin and fat, giving you a toned appearance. Once you begin enjoying your slimmer body, it naturally restores your self-confidence as well.
Body Contouring Options
When you meet your surgeon for a body contouring consultation, they will evaluate your body and learn about your goals before recommending the best procedures for you. The Body Contouring Procedures offered are:
Liposuction removes fatty deposits from almost any area of the body with just a few exceptions. You must be within 30 pounds of your ideal body weight to get optimum results. During the procedure, an injection of saline and a local anesthetic is used which numbs the treatment area, allows easy fat removal, and also constricts blood vessels to decrease blood loss. Several different techniques can be used to remove the fat, like the ultrasonic-assisted liposuction which uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy fat.
Fat Transfer Techniques
A fat transfer is a great procedure that helps to tone down one area and enhance another. Liposuction is used to remove fat from a donor area where you had excessive fat. This fat is then processed and injected into areas with volume loss. You can enhance several areas that are sunken in with this fat transfer procedure like your cheeks, lips, or the buttocks. In the process, you can slim down your tummy, flanks, or back. This is safer and longer lasting than synthetic fillers.
Any excess fat and skin on your upper arms can be removed with the Brachioplasty, also called arm lift, procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation. The incision extends down and around the elbow to reduce excess skin and wrinkles.
Thigh lift corrects sagging skin and excess fat on the inner thighs. The incision for your procedure is made in the groin crease and depending on the amount of skin and fat to be removed, the incision could extend around the leg. An experienced surgeon will remove about 3 to 4 inches of fat and skin reducing the sagging and cellulite from the thigh.
One area that most people struggle with is the abdomen. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure is used to eliminate the sagging skin, excessive fat, stretch marks, and tighten the abdominal muscles. The latest no drain tummy tuck uses progressive tension sutures to avoid post-operative seroma and the cumbersome drains during recovery.
There are several other body contouring procedures available today to help you achieve youthful contours. Most of them are performed in stages, leaving you with a slimmed and toned appearance that will allow you to enjoy your body. With a healthy lifestyle, you will be able to enjoy your results for years to come. Contact Straith Clinic today to begin your journey and schedule a consultation!