Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss

Weight loss is an important step of becoming healthy and staying healthy. Numerous studies have shown that obesity–especially morbid obesity–can result in major health problems if not addressed, such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and certain kinds of cancers. After losing a lot of weight, you may find it necessary to visit with a  Melbourne plastic surgeon  to help improve your body contour.

Why Skin Remains Stretched Out After Weight Loss

When you gain a lot of weight, your skin will gradually stretch to accommodate the additional girth that you put on. This expansion can be rather extensive. When you lose that weight, the skin can only shrink and revert so far. This is just the nature of skin laxity and is actually normal. It’s for this reason that we offer  body contouring after major weight loss. These surgeries will help improve your overall body contour and give you a frame that is more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing.

Surgical Options to Consider for Body Contouring

There are many different surgical options to keep in mind when it comes to comprehensive body contouring. We can explain each of them when you come to our  plastic surgery offices in Melbourne, Victoria. Let’s go over some of the basic ones right now and how they affect different parts of the body.

Surgeries for the Breasts and Chest Area

The torso and breasts undergo many changes from major weight loss. It’s for this reason that many women who lose a lot of weight often undergo  breast lift surgery  and  breast reduction surgery. These surgeries will help tighten and firm the breast area. Reduction surgeries are also available for men whose chests sag or droop after surgery.

Surgeries for the Abdominal Area

The stomach is greatly altered by weight loss given how weight is distributed in a person’s body. A Melbourne tummy tuck  will help reduce the loose skin in the abdominal area and give you a much better body contour overall. The scar from the surgery can easily be hidden by most undergarments and bathing suits.

Surgeries for the Extremities

The trunk and belly are obviously affected by major weight loss, but you also have to keep in mind that the arms and legs can also be adversely affected. This is why people often get  thigh lift surgery  and  arm lift (brachioplasty)  to help address body contour. These surgeries can make all the difference for your overall appearance.

Surgeries for the Face

With major weight loss, you may also fin that your face and neck can be affected by loose skin. In such cases, a  facelift, brow lift, or neck lift  may be just what you need. These surgeries will reduce that loose skin and leave you looking more refreshed and energetic.

Learn More About All of Your Options

If you would like more information about skin tightening surgery and what it can do for you, be sure tocontact our Hawthorn East practice location. During your visit, we will be able to address all of your options in full detail so you can make the best possible decision about your cosmetic surgery needs.

Last updated: January 19, 2021
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Dr Richard Maxwell MBBS FRACS(Plas)
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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