Many patients who have followed a diet program know that weight loss does not guarantee a fit profile. Although your weight and BMI improved, you may still have lumps in places, folds of loose skin, and areas that changed little as the pounds vanished.
That is when it may be time to weigh the benefits of a body contouring procedure from experienced St. Louis plastic surgeon C.B. Boswell. There are many effective options to consider, including:
Liposuction is perfect for those areas of the body that seem immune to lifestyle changes, such as excess fat in the hips and thighs that do not respond to diet and exercise. Using a thin, narrow surgical instrument, Dr. Boswell suctions away cells from fat pockets, sculpting a slimmer body shape.
This proven procedure targets the loose skin that may remain after weight loss. Depending on your skin’s elasticity, it may be unable to shrink sufficiently to fit snugly over your smaller abdomen. Tummy tuck can also remove some fat and tighten abdominal muscles that have lost integrity.
For some patients who believe they are candidates for tummy tuck, accumulation of fat in the abdominal area is significant, and this is where Dr. Boswell may recommend lipoabdominoplasty. This procedure allows the removal of substantial volumes of fat, reconstruction of the abdominal wall, and tucking of the skin.
When women lose large amounts of weight, the breasts can change in shape, becoming flatter as they experience a degree of sagging. Breast lift restores a youthful, perkier profile. Breast augmentation can also be added, as a separate operation.
Brachioplasties have become increasingly popular in recent years. Arm lift removes excess hanging skin and flab from the underarm and reshapes the under part of the upper arm, from the armpit area to the elbow.
Lower Body Lift
Known as a belt lipectomy, this procedure tightens and reshapes the hips, abdomen, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs and buttocks. It is a combination procedure that can be performed in a single operation. This is typically performed for patients that have had significant weight loss.
Thighplasty sculpts the thighs by removing excess skin and sometimes pockets of fat, producing a more appealing shape for the upper leg. Dr. Boswell offers several varieties of thigh lift, each focused on a particular target area.
To learn more about body contouring procedures or to schedule an appointment, call or email BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center today.