Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: Know Your Options

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Have you recently undergone significant weight loss? If so, that’s an admirable achievement that will bring major improvement to your overall health and quality of life.

At the same time, such weight loss can often result in excess, saggy skin that can detract from your new shape and impede your self-confidence.

Fortunately, various plastic surgery procedures available at Dr. York Yates Plastic Surgery can help you address these concerns, contouring your body and enhancing your appearance. Here are a few of the options available to you, depending on your needs.

Tummy Tuck: Reshaping Your Midsection

A common post-weight loss issue is loose skin and stretch marks, particularly around the abdomen. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty tackles these challenges. This is often combined with a total body lift in many cases.

This procedure — which can be significantly more effective when done alone — may require a slightly longer scar than a typical tummy tuck, or possibly a vertical midline scar to tighten the skin horizontally.

Arm Lift: Contouring Your Upper Arms

Loose skin on the upper arms is a common consequence of substantial weight loss.

An arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty, can address this by removing the excess skin. While the scar might still be visible, it’s typically well concealed on the inner arm.

Breast Lift: Rejuvenating Your Bust

Weight loss often leads to a decrease in breast volume.

A mastopexy or breast lift can remedy this by reshaping and lifting the breasts and removing excess skin. Many patients also opt for breast implants to restore their breasts’ natural fullness.

Thigh Lift: Enhancing Your Lower Body

After significant weight loss, the thighs often become loose or droopy.

An inner thigh lift can tighten this area, leaving a scar in the groin crease adjacent to the pubic region. A posterior thigh lift can improve the buttock and outer thighs. This is usually performed as a separate operation to ensure optimal safety and results.

Facelift: Revitalizing Your Facial Appearance

Weight loss can often lead to a deflated and droopy facial appearance, making some individuals seem older than they are.

A facelift removes excess skin and restores facial soft tissue volume. Surgeons often combine this procedure with fat grafting, which adds youthful volume to the face.

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Dr. York Yates is an experienced plastic surgeon who can guide you through the best options for your body, helping you to reach your aesthetic goals following significant weight loss.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us at 801.525.8741 to schedule a consultation, or use our contact page to learn more about our services in Layton and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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