Massive weight loss is an accomplishment worth celebrating, regardless of whether it is achieved through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. But unfortunately, many people are less than happy with their post-weight-loss bodies due to loose, stretched out skin that no longer conforms to the body’s smaller shape.
Top Hamburg, Germany Plastic Surgeon Dr. med. Thorsten Sattler offers body contouring procedures specifically designed to address loose skin and “fine tune” the body’s contours for a more attractive body following massive weight loss. Here he discusses the best cosmetic procedures to achieve this.
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, excises loose skin on the abdomen and repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles. During the procedure, a horizontal incision is made on the lower abdomen (from hipbone to hipbone) and the abdominal muscles are sutured together in the midline. Excess skin and tissues are removed as needed. Following tummy tuck, the abdomen and midsection are flatter and firmer.
Small pockets of fat on the body can still be present after massive weight loss. Liposuction is an effective way to permanently remove fat cells and create more attractive and well-sculpted curves after weight loss. The fat removal procedure can be used to remove surplus fat on the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Thigh lift corrects excess skin and fat that pools on the inner and/or outer thighs. The incisions for thigh lift are usually made in the groin area. If needed, the incisions may be extended along the inner aspect of the thighs. Through these incisions, Dr. Sattler will remove excess skin and re-sculpt the tissues and remaining skin for a smoother and thinner shape.
Arm lift sculpts and tones the upper arms by removing redundant, hanging skin and excess tissue. The incisions are placed in the armpits and sometimes extend down the inside of the arms up to the level of the elbows. The arms are re-sculpted for a firmer and smoother contour.
Body contouring can put the finishing touches on your post-weight-loss body. To discuss your treatment options with top Hamburg Plastic Surgeon Dr. med. Thorsten Sattler, please schedule a personal consultation. Call 040 – 311 712 53 today.