Common Body Contouring after Weight Loss
These are some of the common body contouring procedures after losing a lot of weight.
Stomach Fat and Skin: Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty
Pannculectomy is the removal of the excess skin and fat of the belly. Adominoplasty, also called a "tummy tuck" is the removal of the excess belly skin and fat while also tightening up the stomach muscles. Surgeons need to work around or reposition the access port in lap-band patients.
Skin under the Arms: Brachioplasty
This can make the arms appear tighter and more toned, but it leaves scars.
Breast Reduction and Reshaping
Disproportionately large breasts can cause backaches, sore shoulders and pain and embarrassment while exercising. Breast reduction is designed to help. Breast reshaping, or mastoplexy, is a purely cosmetic procedure that is often done at the same time as breast reshaping.
Lower Body Procedures
Excess skin in the groin and inner thigh areas can make walking uncomfortable. A belt lipectomy, or lower body lift, removes this extra skin. Lower body procedures can also remove extra skin and fat from the buttocks.