Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss By Gregory Mesna on May 15, 2012

skin tightening and body sculpting after major weight lossIf you're obese or morbidly obese, losing that excessive weight is a great idea. People who are closer to a normal weight range are less likely to suffer from heart disease, experience strokes and circulation problems, develop diabetes, and develop certain kinds of cancers. That said, losing that weight can result in some major problems with body contour and overall appearance. It's for that reason that many people who lose major weight meet with an Edina plastic surgeon to discuss body contouring and skin tightening options.

Why Skin Laxity is an Issue After Major Weight Loss

When you gain weight, your skin will gradually stretch out to accommodate the added girth to your frame. When the weight is lost, your skin will only be able to shrink back to far. The only way to get rid of this stretched skin is to undergo body contouring surgery of some kind. When you meet with a skilled plastic surgeon serving Minnetonka and Minnesota, all of your options can be discussed in full detail. We'd like to take a brief moment to look at some common skin tightening surgeries right now.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Since the abdominal area will stretch out a great deal when you gain lots of weight, an Edina tummy tuck is one of the most common surgeries for skin tightening after major weight loss. This surgery will remove that excess skin and also reduce the appearance of stretch marks in the process.

Breast Lift/Breast Reduction Surgery

Many times the chest area will undergo major changes due to major weight loss. For this, there is breast lift surgery and breast reduction surgery. These surgeries will help improve the overall perkiness and contour of the breasts. Men can undergo breast reduction as well to help reduce the appearance of sagging in the chest area.

Facelift and Facial Rejuvenation

While the body will undergo major changes in size and shape with weight gain and weight loss, the face is also subject to such changes as well. To address these matters, there is facelift surgery. There are actually multiple facial lift procedures that can be performed to meet your needs, each targeting different parts of the face. In particular, lower facelifts and neck lifts are common for post-weight loss skin tightening.

Liposuction for Additional Fat Reduction

Even though you may lose a lot of weight, some pockets of fat can still remain. For that, there is liposuction. Liposuction will be able to target specific pockets of fat that will not go away. It's actually a common part of other skin tightening surgeries as well in order to help sculpt a more desirable figure.

Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Practice for a Consultation

Body contouring and skin tightening can make a major different in your life. If you would like more information about the various options available for enhancing and restoring your appearance, be sure to contact our Edina plastic surgery center today. The entire team here is eager to discuss your needs in more detail and ensure that you receive the treatment that you need to feel good about your appearance.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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