If you have lost a lot of weight, you should be very proud of yourself -- you are on your way to getting your ideal body! For many, a significant weight loss is something to be celebrated as it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and mindset. However, if you are like some people, losing weight may have had an impact on your figure that left you with new challenges. If you are among weight loss patients who are now challenged with loose, hanging skin and desire to do something about it, you are not alone. Body contouring surgery, also known as skin removal, skin tightening, or after weight loss plastic surgery, can help Miami, FL patients get to the finish line and bring you closer to achieving your final goals.
What Are My Options?
Depending on where the excess skin resides, there are many options to contour your body. Removing loose skin and leftover isolated pockets of fat, while also adding volume back to areas that may have been deflated during the weight loss, such as your buttock, helps reshape and contour your figure. There are ways to create a new figure with liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and a fat transfer to the butt (known as a Brazilian butt lift) to help slim, tighten, and reshape all the right areas.
As you advance through your weight loss journey, you might find that it is difficult to lose fat in the lower belly and thighs by diet and exercise alone. Not only that, but as you lose weight in other areas, you might not get the proportionate results that you wanted. Something else to consider is that when you lose weight, your fat cells will shrink, but this does not always occur in the areas you desire. Liposuction removes the excess fat from certain areas on your body by suctioning out the fat cells to create a smoother, slimmer and more importantly, an all-around even look.
When you lose a lot of weight, the fat may go away, but the excess skin sometimes cannot shrink back and conform to your new size. That excess skin can make it difficult to wear the clothes you want and it makes it difficult to celebrate your success. Countless Miami, FL men and women have tummy tucks to remove that skin from the abdominal area, resulting in a flat and toned look. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that removes the loose skin from your middle and lower stomach and can help strengthen your core muscles.
We have different levels of tummy tucks, each one depending on how much skin removal is needed. A mini tummy tuck is for those who have lost a little weight, so they do not have much excess skin to remove and it generally focuses on the area below the belly button. Sometimes, a mini tummy tuck is performed on patients who simply have a stubborn pooch that comes along with aging. A full tummy tuck, which is the most popular, focuses on removing excess skin from the lower and middle stomach. We also offer an extended tummy tuck for those have lost a lot of weight. We use liposuction for the full and extended tummy tuck. There are times where we use liposuction on a mini tummy tuck, but that varies case to case.
Brazilian Butt Lift
As you shed the pounds and reach your weight loss goals, you’ll love your slimmer results, but will also notice some areas that might need some tweaking. Skin removal is just one aspect of this. Other areas that may take a slight hit from a major weight include areas such as the breasts and buttocks that may appear “deflated” or lifeless. Cosmetic breast surgery can help give you perkier, fuller breasts, but often, patients wonder how they can improve the look of their behinds.
A fat transfer to the buttocks (known as a Brazilian butt lift) is a safe and easy way to reward yourself for completing your weight loss journey. Many times, no amount of exercise can help you get the fuller and more toned behind that you want. Brazilian butt lifts remove fat using liposuction from one area of the body and inject the fact directly into your buttocks for a natural, full, and shapely result. In Miami, FL, the Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular and most common procedures performed.
Which One Should I Get?
How about all three! We have given you a lot of information about these three procedures, but which one is best for you? Liposuction is going to help remove the stubborn fat that you cannot seem to remove. It can also enhance your shape, giving you a more contoured body. Liposuction might help you lose a couple pounds, but it is focused on removing the excess fat, not on weight loss. This makes it great for those who are close to their ideal weight. Tummy tucks flatten the lower abdominal area and tighten the underlying muscular structure for an overall toned look. Finally, Brazilian butt lifts give you a more shapely butt that will enhance and accentuate your new body. All three of these procedures, when combined, can help you get the hourglass figure you always wanted by slimming down some areas, tightening others, and adding volume where volume is needed.
We are here to help you reward yourself for your hard work and dedication to transforming yourself into a better you. We know it is a rewarding journey and we are here to celebrate with you. When you are ready to enhance your weight loss results, give our Miami, FL plastic surgery center a call and schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso.