If you have undergone a drastic weight loss, you should undergo a plastic surgery to remove the excess skin and fat to attain a model-like appearance. Sagging skin around your breasts, abdomen, neck, face, buttocks, upper arms and thighs does not only make you look unattractive but can even affect your self-esteem and erode all the gains of losing weight. Thankfully, Dallas plastic surgeons can effectively get rid of the excess skin to help you attain your dream appearance look. You should consider plastic surgery if you have sagging skin in multiple areas and your weight has stabilized following diet, exercises or bariatric surgery.
You must also be of good health to undergo plastic surgery without chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. You should also have the mental stamina to help you endure the full process and have a healthy diet to quicken the process. You should also not be smoking as it can slow the healing process and increase the risk of developing complications. It is also necessary to have realistic expectations. It is also important to ensure that the surgeon clearly understands your goals and intentions. With the right information, the surgeon will give you a realistic picture of what you should expect after the surgery as well as decide on the procedures that can be done together and those that will need to be staggered. Careful planning before the surgery is required for the process to be successful as one procedure will affect the outcome of the next.
The common types of plastic surgery procedures
Panniculectomy: This procedure is done to remove the overhanging skin from the lower abdomen below the belly button. It is usually done on people who are still overweight but experiencing skin irritation from the hanging skin. It is ideal for people with fat extending over their hips or below their knees, which causes health hazards.
Belt Lipectomy: The procedure is also referred to as the lower body lift. It is ideal for individuals with loose skin in the hips, buttocks, front of the thighs, side of the thighs, back of the thighs, abdomen, and inner thighs.
Tummy tuck: This procedure removes excess skin and fat between the pubic hair and the belly button in an elliptical, horizontal or oval shape. The procedure helps to tighten the fascia overlying the abdomen and reposition the belly button.
Liposuction/ Lipoplasty: This procedure helps to improve the contour of your hips, thighs, flanks, upper necks, knees, and chest.
Breast Lift: This procedure is done to treat decreased breast volume, sagging and uneven breasts, stretched areolas, drooping nipples and returning a youthful shape to your breasts.