By John G. Apostolides, MDAnyone who has ever undertaken a diet knows that, no matter how successful the method, losing weight is only half the battle when it comes to maintaining a fit, healthy body for life. In the case of extreme weight loss, this is especially true: formerly obese individuals must contend not only with the strictures of a healthier lifestyle, but also with unsightly excess skin that hangs on after fat loss. Aesthetic
body contouring plastic surgeryis an effective solution to help rid patients of sagging skin by lifting and firming areas of the body to reveal a trimmer physique – and in the hands of a capable and experienced plastic surgeon, individuals who have completed the difficult work required to lose weight can enjoy the full benefits of their new body with safe, natural and beautiful plastic surgery results.
According to the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, body contouring plastic surgery is a method by which surgeons improve the appearance and tone of underlying tissues that support skin and fat for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and reduced their overall body size. Whether as a result of weight loss surgery or diet and exercise, major weight loss can leave skin and tissues with reduced elasticity, which results in sagging and a loose, full appearance of the skin on the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, face and neck. Body contouring surgery is not for everyone, and is only recommended for individuals whose weight is stabilized: if significant weight is lost or gained after such a procedure, it can cause either additional sagging or severe stress and scarring. Therefore, it is important for patients considering body contouring surgery to consult with a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon and develop safe, realistic goals that include a commitment to proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits.
Beautiful body contouring at SK Clinic in La JollaAt SK Clinic in La Jolla, we pride ourselves on helping patients achieve a renewed sense of self through the power of professionally administered, board-certified plastic surgery procedures. We offer liposculpture – that is, targeted liposuction to aid in the creation of smoother, firmer contours through the removal of unwanted body fat – to help patients realize the body they deserve after succeeding in major weight loss, and we serve both male and female patients who wish to re-shape areas of their body for a trimmer, healthier appearance. To learn more about body contouring procedures at our
La Jolla plastic surgeryclinic, visit us online today: