If you recently lost a significant amount of weight, congratulations! It’s no easy task to drop pounds, but you did it – and that’s why you deserve to feel great in your new body.
Yet for many folks who lose a significant amount of weight, feeling confident might not be that simple. A large amount of weight loss can lead to the development of excess skin, especially in areas like the stomach, arms, and thighs. This occurs because the excess skin doesn’t have enough elasticity to keep up with the drastic weight loss; rather than snapping back, the skin droops because it no longer accommodates the new body shape.
If you’re looking for the best way to get rid of excess skin after weight loss, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. This surgical procedure involves removing excess skin from key areas of the body, leaving behind a more contoured appearance. The body lift makes it possible for you to enjoy all of your hard work, since your skin will fit your newfound shape.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song specializes in the body lift procedure at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. The procedure itself is straightforward but life-changing: Dr. Song will trim the excess skin from the patient’s body and reposition the skin to match the new shape. Dr. Song can usually place the surgical scars in hidden areas; however, if you’re concerned about scarring, he can offer post-operative scar reduction treatments.
The best candidates for body lift treatments are individuals who are in good health, are non-smokers, and have maintained their healthy weight loss for at least six months. This time-frame ensures that the patient has found a stable weight.
Want to if you’re a good candidate for a body lift procedure? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA to find out more. (949) 701-4454