Learn More About Body Contouring After Weight Loss
If you have retained stubborn fatty deposits and excess skin after massive weight loss, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna can create a body contouring plan designed just for you. Dr. Mesna is a skilled plastic surgeon who can address the bulges and sagging that sometimes remain even with a balanced diet and regular exercise. To learn more about body contouring after weight loss, contact one of our Minneapolis surgery centers to schedule a consultation today.
Addressing Your Unique Concerns
After weight loss, each of our patients has different areas that they would like to see toned and tightened. Because each patient's needs are unique, Dr. Mesna will work closely with you to determine which procedures are the best fit based on your personal goals, schedule, budget, and lifestyle. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are two common post-weight loss surgeries that can help you achieve that extra toning you would like to achieve.
Reduce Excess Skin
Our skin has a certain level of elasticity that allows it to be slightly stretched or pulled, and then return into its original shape. After a sustained period of time in one position, skin loses its elasticity and may have difficulty adapting to changes in the underlying tissue. After massive weight loss, many patients retain excess skin in their midsection on their belly, hips, and back.
Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a surgical option that addresses sagging skin and tissues in the abdomen. At the same time excess skin is removed, the underlying muscles are surgically reattached to create a more taught, smooth shape.
A tummy tuck can address varying degrees of excess skin in the abdominal area. The amount of sagging tissue remaining after weight loss will determine the length of the incision required during tummy tuck surgery. A patient with only a small amount of sagging below the belly button may require only a "mini" tummy tuck, which can smooth skin in this area through a small incision. Tummy tuck surgery addressing a larger treatment area may involve an incision from hip to hip, or even around the entire waist to simultaneously remove sagging skin from the sides and back.
A Slimmer Figure
Combined with an abdominoplasty, liposuction can help create a full-body transformation. Liposuction can remove fat from the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, thighs, arms, and many other parts of the body where stubborn fat deposits occur. Liposuction is performed through small incisions in the targeted treatment areas. Dr. Mesna inserts an instrument called a cannula (a small hollow tube) through these incisions. The doctor extracts fat cells through the cannula, gently suctioning them away to help you achieve a more defined, leaner shape.
Because patients have unique concerns and goals, we offer several types of liposuction at Mesna Plastic Surgery, including tumescent liposuction, and some newer methods including ultrasound and power-assisted liposuction. Dr. Mesna can discuss the benefits of each type of liposuction and determine which method is best for you during your consultation.
Contact Us to Learn More
We can help you address any problem that remain after your weight loss goals have been reached. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about what body contouring can do for you.