Many individuals who have lost a large amount of weight due to gastric bypass, weight reduction surgery, or just simply lost it on their own, through diet and exercise, may experience loose, sagging, excess skin around their arms, abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks areas. It is not uncommon to feel “stress” once achieving your weight loss goals. Your body is going through the natural process of losing skin elasticity. Not to worry, there is hope and Dr. Harris can help. Men and women with this condition may be ideal candidates for:
Body Lift procedure
Body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. It may include body, breast, arm, and/or thigh lifts. A Belt Lipectomy, also known as the lower body lift, offers the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower body. It re-sculpts the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Body lift procedure is most commonly performed on post bariatric patients but not exclusively. This procedure transforms patients that have experienced massive weight loss and have excess skin. However, results are just as dramatic in patients who in addition to a tummy tuck want a tightening of the skin in their thighs and buttocks.
Thigh Lift procedure (Thighplasty):
Thigh Lift is a procedure that reshapes the thighs by reducing the excess skin and fat that have been affected due to the weight loss process. The results: smoother skin and better-proportioned contour of the thighs. It frequently is combined with liposuction for an enhanced result.
Loose and flabby skin in the thighs can cause quite a bit of discomfort if it rubs against your skin when walking. It is also common to develop rashes, skin irritation and hygiene problems that topical creams alone cannot address. You may find it difficult to find clothes that fit comfortably. Issues resulting from your hard work of losing weight can be discouraging to look in the mirror and see all of that loose, excess, flabby or dimpled skin around the thighs and buttocks. If this sounds familiar, Dr. Alfredo Harris may be able to help. Call us today to schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alfredo Harris. Often times, if you meet the criteria, you may be eligible for coverage with your insurance company. Don’t wait, call today.
Arm Lift procedure (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow; reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours; and results in a more toned and proportionate appearance.
If you have ever stood in front of a mirror and wished that your breasts were firmer, higher and more youthful-looking, then breast lift surgery may be a good option for you. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure that is often affected by gravity, past pregnancies or rapid weight loss.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alfredo Harris, specializes in a variety of state of the art Breast enhancement procedures such as Breast Augmentation using breast implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction and Breast Reduction.
A Mommy Makeover is highly individualized based on a mom’s needs and can be a combination of:
- Breast surgery – Effects of pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or gain, along with the natural aging process can cause breasts to lose their firmness, symmetry, and shape. A breast lift can help restore the firmness and shape once lost. Breast lifts, when performed correctly, can restore the balance and symmetry lost during and after pregnancy. Moms can even combine the lift with breast augmentation for even fuller results.
- Tummy tuck and/or liposuction – Effect of pregnancy on the tummy can leave excess skin, fat and stretch marks that won’t go away, even with diet and exercise. Tummmy tuck, Abdominoplasty, tightens the abdominal muscles and skin to give you a sleeker appearance, narrower waistline and firmer abdomen. The results: simply AMAZING. This procedure, combined with liposuction can offer further contouring. This method is used to remove excess fat to make your body look toned and well defined. In most cases, the stretch marks are mostly or completely removed!
- Other procedures will depend on the individuals.
In a personal consultation with Dr. Alfredo Harris, you will together decide the best options to help achieve your physical improvements you desire.
Make over your life, with a Mommy Makeover because you deserve it! Call today for your consultation and begin a journey to a newer, more refreshed YOU and you will enjoy a New Me!