If you've recently lost a great deal of weight, either at the urging of your doctor or just as a result of your own decision-making process, you should be proud of yourself. Living at a healthy weight is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. The step you took will help you live longer and more comfortably.
Of course, cosmetic considerations are often paramount when patients decide to lose weight. Wanting to look better is a reasonable motivation for weight loss. Unfortunately, dramatic weight loss can actually leave you with quite a few new aesthetic concerns. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell can address these concerns and help you enjoy the full benefits of your weight loss..
Using a range of proven, effective, safe body procedures, our Miami plastic surgeon will be able to eliminate the stubborn deposits of fat and loose skin that are often left over after weight loss.
If you're a resident of the Miami, Florida area and want to speak with our plastic surgeon, please call The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today at (954) 526-0066 for a consultation.
A less performed but nevertheless a good procedure is the back lift. In a female, this area is approached by removing a large crescent of skin from the outer border of the breast to the midline of the back at about the level of the brassiere line where the scar will be hidden.
This operation helps to correct the excess skin located over the sides of the torso or flank area. Like all of the other various body contouring procedures the main trade off is the incision, which is usually long and may widen or thicken while healing. The more the loose skin is bothering the patient the better the trade off is, and a scar will be a small price to pay for the overall improvement in contour.
About Dr. Harrell
Your body often struggles to adjust to your new, healthier weight. This doesn't mean your weight loss was in vain; it just means that certain patients require a little help after doing the hard work of dropping a great deal of weight.
Our Miami plastic surgeon has years of experience helping patients just like you achieve the cosmetic benefits you were envisioning when you embarked upon your weight loss regimen.
Some procedures that might be appropriate include:
- Liposuction: Even after weight loss, many patients are still left with stubborn deposits of fat that just won't respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is an excellent option for eliminating those deposits and contouring your new, lighter body into a more pleasing shape.
- Tummy tuck: Weight loss can leave you with excess skin, stretch marks and loosened abdominal muscles, producing a flabby, unattractive stomach area. A tummy tuck will tighten those muscles and eliminate the loose skin, giving you an abdominal region you can proudly show off on Miami's beaches.
- Mommy makeover: Pregnancy often carries with it significant weight gain. Many mothers work hard to lose the “baby weight” after the birth of their child, but the effects of pregnancy and nursing can linger. With a mommy makeover, we can combine liposuction, tummy tuck, breast rejuvenation procedures and other cosmetic surgeries to restore your body.
Of course, it's impossible to say which procedure is right for you without a thorough and professional examination. Our Miami plastic surgeon will evaluate your needs to determine which procedures are right for you.
If you want to know if cosmetic surgery can help your appearance after weight loss, please contact The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery online or call (954) 526-0066 today.