Massive weight loss impacts the body in a variety of ways. While your health can be greatly improved by losing weight, your figure doesn’t always respond to weight loss the way you’d like it to.
People who’ve lost significant amounts of weight often carry excess skin near their abdomen and waist, which prevents their clothing from fitting comfortably. The inner thighs may have lingering fatty tissue or hanging skin, which can cause chafing as you walk or exercise. Finally, the upper arms, back, chin and breasts may sag, retain excess fat or otherwise affect your overall appearance.
Your post-weight loss body contouring can be accomplished in stages, or, if appropriate, in a single surgery that combines multiple procedures. The most common post-weight loss procedures are listed below. However, if you have a concern that is not addressed by these procedures, you can discuss your best options with Dr. Campanile during your initial consultation.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens the stomach skin and removes excess fatty tissue for a sleeker, fitter-looking midsection. A tummy tuck can also repair diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, a common issue for post-weight loss individuals.
Drain-Free Tummy Tuck
Dr. Campanile’s C.L.A.S.S. tummy tuck uses his exclusive drain-free technique that combines the best aspects of a traditional tummy tuck with liposuction for additional contouring.
Liposuction is one of the most popular post-weight loss procedures and can be applied virtually anywhere on the body. The surgery removes fat cells from diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat, such as the love handles, thighs, abdomen, back, “cankles” or a double chin.
Thigh & Lower Body Lift
The thigh and body lift procedures use customized approaches to contour areas near the thighs and buttocks by tightening the skin, repairing loose musculature and removing excess fat.
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is commonly used to reduce flabby upper arm tissue by tightening the skin and removing lingering fat for more toned upper arms.
Breast Lift & Augmentation
A breast lift, or mastopexy, repositions the breasts to a higher location on the torso to create a more youthful and perky breast appearance. Many women find it best to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to fill out volume while resolving breast sagging at the same time. Dr. Campanile performs breast augmentation using saline or silicone implants, as well as fat transfer breast enlargement.
A breast reduction can create lighter, more proportionate breasts once you are at or near your weight loss goals. In addition to providing a more comfortable clothing fit and reducing physical discomfort, many women feel that breast reduction helps them look and feel more confident.