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Plastic Surgery After Dramatic Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery Edmonton
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  • December 01, 2016

Body Contouring & Plastic Surgery For Removal of Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. But after weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.

Plastic surgery can help in removing excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue.

From reducing ‘bingo wing’ arms to eliminating a sagging abdomen, body contouring procedures can offer a total physical transformation for a firmer, more youthful-looking appearance.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring after weight loss is a broad term covering multiple plastic surgery procedures which involve removal and tightening of excess skin to reshape the body.

Weight loss patients can benefit from body contouring procedures performed on areas including:

  • Sagging face, jowls and neck
  • Sagging of the upper arms (‘bingo wings’)
  • Excess skin hanging over the abdomen
  • Flattened breasts  
  • Sagging of the inner, outer and middle thigh

These plastic surgeries will improve the quality and tone of underlying structures while at the same time removing sagging excess fat, helping patients on their path to healthier living.

Am I a Candidate For Body Contouring?

Before undergoing any type of body contouring procedure, it is important that a patient’s weight is fully stabilized.

In addition, an ideal candidate for these plastic surgeries are those that:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are close to their ideal weight
  • Have excess draped skin due to significant weight loss
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of their surgery
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Body Contouring Procedures

Body contouring includes a range of surgical procedures to improve the visual appearance of a number of areas around the body including the abdomen, arms and breasts.

The 5 most common types of body contouring plastic surgery procedures include:

1. Abdominoplasty

This popular plastic surgery procedure improves the overall appearance and contour of your abdomen by removing fat and skin while tightening your abdominal muscles.

Edmonton Abdominoplasty
2. Brachioplasty

This body contouring surgery effectively reshapes the area from your armpit to elbow, removing any excess sagging and loose skin. Underlying structures will be tightened as required.

Edmonton Brachioplasty
3. Liposuction

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that helps sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas including the abdomen, thighs, chin, cheeks and neck.

Edmonton Liposuction
4. Thigh Lift

This plastic surgery procedure rejuvenates the appearance of the upper leg area.

During the body contouring surgery, the excess skin and fat on the inner thighs are removed to reshape the area.

Edmonton Thigh Lift
5. Breast Lift

Breast lift helps fix deflated or droopy breasts and brings the nipple into a youthful position. Implants are sometimes required to restore volume.

Edmonton Breast Lift

If you are considering body contouring after weight loss, your plastic surgeon can help determine whether or not plastic surgery is the right option for you


Learn More

To learn more about the costs and benefits of our wide range of body contouring plastic surgeries, contact Dr. Dr. Adil Ladak at 780-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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