Body Lifts Will Tone and Contour Your Body After Major Weight Loss

A healthy lifestyle takes a lot of hard work. You’re making a commitment to watch what you eat, stay in shape, and take care of yourself. You have to make some difficult choices and a few sacrifices. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you should feel very proud of yourself; however, the changes you see in your body can put a damper on that celebration. When you’ve put the time and work into losing a significant amount of weight, you shouldn’t feel like you’ve sacrificed your figure to be healthy. Body lifting procedures can help you get a body that you are excited to show off.

How Your Body Changes From Weight Loss

In order for you to gain weight, you have to be taking in more energy than you expend through exercise. When you eat food and don’t use up all the energy that it provides to your body, your body stores that extra energy as fat cell deposits. Over time, as you continue to take in more than you put out, the extra fat cells build up under your skin, causing your skin to stretch in order to accommodate them. This leads to stretch marks and skin that is loose or flabby.

To lose weight, you have to start burning more energy than you’re consuming. This causes your body to use up those extra fat cell deposits so that you start to shrink. Unfortunately, even though your body shrinks, your skin doesn’t. Stretched skin isn’t able to bounce back to what it was before your weight gain, especially if you are in your 30s and 40s. As a result, you can have skin that hangs loosely on your body frame.

How Body Lifts Help

Weight loss isn’t concentrated to one area; it’s a whole body effect. This means that you can have loose skin all over your body, not just in your middle. The good news is that there are many different kinds of body lift procedures that can improve the look of your body by lifting and contouring your excess skin. Most plastic surgeons have the appropriate skills and expertise to do more than one procedure in the same surgery session, so you can get a great deal of contouring done in the same day.

Are You a Candidate for Body Lift Surgery?

If you have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose or sagging skin in different areas on your body, you can be considered for body lift surgery. You should be in good overall health, a nonsmoker, and have a general positive self-image. Your weight should be stable and have been so for a few months. You should also not be planning to lose any additional weight. All these conditions help ensure that your body will be strong enough to handle the surgeries and give your skin plenty of time to shrink naturally as much as possible before the surgeon removes any of the tissue.

Call Us for a Body Lift Consultation

If you have experienced a significant weight loss, have maintained the same weight for about six months, and have loose skin hanging off different areas of your body, you can find out about your surgical options by calling Weniger Plastic Surgery to schedule a patient consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Weniger will assess your body and discuss your goals for surgery. Once he has all the necessary information, he’ll create a comprehensive surgical plan to help you get a toned and contoured body that you can be proud of. He’ll also be able to answer any questions and address any concerns that you might have.

To find out more information about our body lift procedures or to schedule a patient consultation, you can call Weniger Plastic Surgery at (843) 757-0123 or send us an email through our Patient Contact page.