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Extreme Weight Loss
If you have experienced extreme weight loss as a result of natural methods or bariatric surgery, you may now be noticing a great deal of excess sagging skin. All this excess skin can make people feel frustrated after their weight-loss journey. Dr. Cohen offers several body-contouring procedures that can be used to sculpt your new and lighter figure.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tones your sagging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and restoring separated or weakened muscles. Stretch marks may also be removed during this process. The procedure involves the creation of an incision from hipbone to hipbone, along with a secondary incision around the bellybutton in some cases.
After extreme weight loss, the breasts may be lacking in volume. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure through which Dr. Cohen increases the size and projection of the breasts, restoring volume and symmetry. During the procedure, small camouflaged incisions are made in the breast or armpit and then prosthetic breast implants are inserted.
Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that improves the shape of the arms by removing excess skin and fat deposits from the upper arms. These issues are typical results of extreme weight loss. Brachioplasty involves the creation of an incision on the back or side of the arm; this incision stretches from the elbow to the armpit.
The thighs may have a great deal of excess drooping skin after extreme weight loss. A thigh lift reshapes sagging thighs by removing excess skin and fat, restoring firmness and smoothness. An incision may be made in one of many sites in the thigh region depending on the exact location of the excess skin and fat.
Sagging breasts are a common result of major weight loss. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure through which excess skin is removed from your breasts, lifting them and restoring their perkiness and symmetry. The areolae may be resized and repositioned as needed to match the new appearance of the breasts.
A buttocks lift is performed to tone your buttocks by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue. A buttocks lift will not add volume to the area but will instead refine and tone its appearance.
Face and Neck Lift
Losing a lot of weight can affect the look of the face and neck, creating loose skin that causes an unnatural appearance. Face and neck lift surgery can remove excess skin from these areas and lift underlying tissues.
The Healing Process After Body-Contouring Surgery
Once your body-sculpting procedures have been performed, you will need to rest and recover at home. There will be a degree of swelling and bruising in the surgical areas, but these issues can be controlled with the help of elastic garments and cold compresses.
It will be important to avoid any physically strenuous activities for several weeks. These would include sports, heavy lifting, and certain exercise routines. Once your tissues have recovered and sutures have been removed, you will be able to resume these activities.
After all the swelling has gone down, you will be able to enjoy the final results of your body-contouring procedure or procedures.
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Dr. Barry Cohen has the skill and experience needed to sculpt your body after extreme weight loss. To discuss the right body-contouring procedures for you, contact us today and set up a consultation with Dr. Cohen.
Procedures are performed by Dr. Barry Cohen, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with great interest in cosmetic surgery. Procedures conducted in Rockville MD, and McLean, VA.