After having lost a significant amount of weight, many people feel unhappy with the look of their breast/chest area, where an abundance of loose skin is often prominent. Others experience a similar issue with their thighs.
When you request a consultation at Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery to discuss body contouring after weight loss, you may be surprised to have him recommend mid-body plastic surgery first. The reason for this is because often, those who lose a large amount of weight tend to suffer from excess skin around the torso and since mid-body plastic surgery can affect the shape of other parts of the body, the torso is usually a great place to start your surgical transformation.
Understanding Your Options
Everyone’s midsection responds differently to massive weight loss. For that reason, Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery offers a variety of plastic surgery procedures that can improve the look of this troublesome area. Although it can be confusing, it’s important to understand your options so you can decide on the procedure that will best fit your needs and goals.
One way to understand the different procedures is to clarify the specific areas of the mid-body each one targets:
Panniculectomy: This procedure removes only excess skin and fat — called a pannus — from the lower front of the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty and extended abdominoplasty, also address the lower abdomen, as both remove excess folds of skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a lean, flat, and well-defined abdomen. The extended procedure reaches around the torso to address the sides as well.
Lower body lift: This procedure circumferentially reshapes the entire torso. It has a dramatic, positive impact on the midsection and a lifting effect on the buttocks and lateral (outer) thighs as well.
Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Davis are happy to discuss mid-body plastic surgery after weight loss with you and help you understand your options. Our office is located just off the 50 in Folsom, a short drive from Roseville and Sacramento. Call us at (916) 983-9895 today.