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Perfect Plastic Surgery Procedures for Patients Post-Weight Loss

Posted April 28, 2018 in Post-Weight Loss Procedures

Patronella_Weight_Loss_Patient_PhotosFor patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight, the excess skin that remains can often become bothersome and emotionally taxing.

Losing any amount of weight can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself since you are improving your body’s health while also gaining confidence in your body’s aesthetic. Those rewards are often marred and hidden beneath layers of excess skin. Dr. Patronella offers hand-tailored body contouring procedures specifically designed for the weight loss patient.

Why Am I Left With Excess Skin?

While your body is well-equipped to lose excess fat and tone muscle, your body cannot always control the way skin reacts to weight loss. Over the course of weight gain, your skin slowly stretches to accommodate the fluctuating size. Unfortunately, due to aging, your skin simultaneously loses the elasticity that prevents it from shrinking back down to size.

What Can I Do?

Excess, undesirable skin is not something to you have to accept. Body lift procedures after weight loss can finalize your transformation and leave you ready and willing to show off your hard-earned results.

True Form Tummy Tuck®

A True Form Tummy Tuck® removes excess skin and pockets of fat while creating the most natural-looking abdominal contours offered with any tummy tuck technique. Dr. Patronella devoted more than 10 years to perfect standard tummy tuck surgery methods to give you the most beautiful, authentic looking results possible.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift targets sagging on the thighs, which results from weight loss and aging. In this procedure, excess skin is excised, and the remaining tissue is redraped to give you a tightened, enhanced contour.

Arm Lift

An arm lift can be beneficial for many men and women who have lost a substantial amount of weight, as loose skin is common on the upper arms after weight loss. This procedure removes excess skin and arm tissue to create a slimmer, more toned appearance.

Liposuction

Liposuction is often used in combination with the above procedures to enhance your body’s contours further. Even after substantial weight loss, stubborn pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise often remain. Liposuction removes these pockets to leave you looking slimmer and trimmer.

If you have lost weight and are interested in finalizing your transformation, contact Dr. Patronella to set up a consultation by calling 713-799-9999.

The True Form Tummy Tuck® for Weight Loss Patients

Tummy tuck surgery isn’t just for mothers seeking to tighten their post-pregnancy bellies. Abdominoplasty can also help weight loss patients complete their journey and restore a youthfully firm and flat abdomen. Dr. Patronella’s True Form Tummy Tuck® is uniquely designed to be able to benefit patients who have lost a moderate or major amount of weight. With this specialized abdominoplasty technique, you can have smooth, flat, and natural-looking abdominal contours.

Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Patronella

How a Tummy Tuck Can Help

Dieting and exercise can improve overall health and may help eliminate belly fat, but only surgery can address loose skin and muscles in the abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery can help patients who struggle with loose abdominal skin, weakened or stretched abdominal muscles, and stubborn fat pockets. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and persistent fat and tightens the abdominal muscle wall to create a smoother and firmer abdomen.

The True Form Tummy Tuck® Goes the Extra Mile for Weight Loss Patients

The True Form Tummy Tuck® is a unique procedure developed from years of surgical experience and patients’ perspectives. Dr. Patronella has designed the True Form Tummy Tuck® to accommodate patients with specific needs, such as weight loss patients. Whereas a standardized approach to tummy tuck surgery can lead to an unnaturally flat or awkward appearance, the True Form Tummy Tuck® produces a result of natural and subtle definition that looks as though it has always been firm and flat.

The many contours of a naturally youthful and toned abdomen have a simple and elegant beauty that Dr. Patronella strives to recreate with every True Form Tummy Tuck®. His approach goes beyond that of a traditional tummy tuck. Using careful liposculpture, internal sutures, and attention to even the smallest details, Dr. Patronella can help weight loss patients achieve a slender waistline with a uniform skin tone that looks firm, youthful, and authentic. For many weight loss patients, especially those who have struggled to manage their weight throughout their whole lives, the True Form Tummy Tuck® can produce the attractive abdominal contours they never had and of which they’ve only dreamed.

For Moderate Weight Loss Patients

Moderate weight loss of up to 50 pounds frequently leaves loose, sagging abdominal skin. Skin laxity can occur in the lower and upper abdomen. The loss of skin elasticity and fat bulges create irregular contours that give the stomach rolls and folds. The True Form Tummy Tuck® selectively removes excess fat and skin to flatten the contours of the abdomen, eliminate rolls and bulges, and produce a more naturally youthful and toned abdomen.

True Form Body Contouring™ for Moderate Weight Loss Patients

Some moderate weight loss patients have a loss of skin tone that is also present in the hips, flanks, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. Patronella can combine your True Form Tummy Tuck® with True Form Body Contouring™ to address irregular contours in these areas as well. Extended liposuction, thigh lifts, and other techniques may be used to simulate the body contours that would be found on a naturally athletic, younger individual.

For Major Weight Loss Patients

Major weight loss of more than 50 pounds can leave stretch marks and folds of hanging skin. This skin may be discolored and cause irritation (dermatitis), especially in patients who have undergone massive weight loss of more than 100 pounds. Dr. Patronella’s True Form Tummy Tuck® removes excess abdominal skin and tightens separated abdominal muscles with internal sutures to recreate a toned and smooth abdomen.

True Form Body Contouring™ for Major Weight Loss Patients

Massive weight loss patients frequently have loose skin around their entire waistline, encircling their abdomen, hips, and buttocks. They may also have hanging skin in the upper arms. For these patients, the True Form Tummy Tuck® may be combined with a body lift, arm lift, breast lift, and other procedures into True Form Body Contouring™ to provide the full body contour corrections that are needed. Dr. Patronella can carefully reshape your mid/lower body and remove hanging skin to complete your weight loss journey and restore your self-image.

Plastic surgery after weight loss can accomplish what weight loss alone cannot. Dr. Patronella’s True Form Tummy Tuck® and True Form Body Contouring™ can help weight loss patients achieve a naturally flat abdomen and smooth, youthful body contours that instill self-confidence and a positive body image. For more information about the True Form Tummy Tuck®, schedule your consultation with Dr. Patronella today. Call (713) 799-9999 or contact us online to request your consultation now.

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