Plastic surgery following massive weight loss has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The achievement of losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery or other means is definitely worth celebrating, but many find that their unwanted pounds are replaced by unwanted skin or fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Excess skin on the body can lead to sores, infection, limited mobility, discomfort, and leave you feeling like your body hasn’t reached its full potential yet.
Dr. O’Toole can discuss which procedures will meet your needs depending on the areas you would like sculpted. Post-weight loss procedures include facelift, brow lift, breast lift, tummy tuck, upper or lower body lift, liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, and buttocks lift. These procedures remove excess skin and fat that remain after massive weight loss in order to achieve smoother contours of the body and allow the patient to move about more freely.
The primary concern that post-weight loss surgery patients have is the appearance of scars. While it is true that the incisions used will most likely result in scars, an experienced plastic surgeon with careful technique can help minimize them. Incisions are placed inconspicuously and may continue to fade for up to two years after surgery. Overall, patients are much happier that they have the ability to move more freely, wear a wider variety of clothing, and do more physical activities without excess skin on their bodies.
If you are considering post-weight loss surgery in the Los Angeles or Pasadena area, contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Based on your health history and desired results, Dr. O’Toole can help you decide if one of these procedures is right for you.