Losing a significant amount of weight is a remarkable achievement that deserves appreciation. But most people still feel dissatisfied after losing many kilos of weight because of the excess, unappealing sagging skin that one can not get rid of even with diet & exercise. Do not worry!
This can be corrected by opting for post massive weight loss procedures that can tighten the loose and sagging skin. This is suitable for individuals who have lost a lot of weight, due to which they are experiencing sagging in different parts of the body. If performed by a qualified doctor like Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, known as the best plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, one can achieve the desired results safely.
What is massive weight loss?
Massive weight loss happens when an individual loses a lot of weight in a short period of time. People try to lose weight either by exercising or by following a strict diet or both for fast results. Once they lose the fat, their skin starts sagging and it starts loosening which becomes really unappealing. This happens because as one gains weight, the skin stretches to accommodate the fat and when it is stretched beyond a limit, it can not retract even after one gets rid of the fat. Majorly, people after massive weight loss have loose skin in their arms, chest, abdomen, hips & thighs. In the case of females, when they lose a lot of fat, their b-reasts can become saggy which often makes them feel conscious.
How can one get rid of excessive skin?
Getting rid of excessive skin after losing weight seems to be impossible for many but it is not. The best solution for this problem is Body contouring procedures. These procedures can be tailored to one’s needs and expectations of the outcomes.
What happens during the consultation?
Before proceeding with any surgery, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, the best plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, makes sure to evaluate the patient's overall health and medical history to understand and determine whether or not he/she is an ideal candidate for the procedure. After assessing the excess skin and the areas to be operated on, he suggests the treatment options and the possibilities i.e. what difference can be made with a particular procedure or a set of procedures.
Best Body Contouring procedures in Hyderabad
1. Tummy Tuck
If any person desires a flat stomach, a slim waist, and to get the excess and saggy skin removed from their stomach, they can opt for tummy tuck procedure. First of all, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva asks a number of questions from the patient. The motive behind this is to know their medical background and general tummy concerns. After that, he creates a surgical plan to provide the desired outcome to the patient. Photos before and after the surgery are taken for medical records. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia where an incision is made mostly in the lower abdominal area after which the excess skin is cut off and the incision is closed to provide a firm & more toned appearance. In tummy tuck surgery, sometimes naval repositioning, pectoral muscle tightening & fat removal is also involved if the individual requires so.
2. Belt Lipectomy
The 2nd procedure that is very commonly performed for patients post-massive weight loss is belt lipectomy. This is performed to reshape the patient's abdomen, thighs, waist, and hips in a single procedure. As it focuses on the entire belt area, that is why it is called belt lipectomy. It is done to remove extra skin and tissues to get a smoother body contour and is equally popular amongst male & female candidates.
3. Arm Lift & thigh Lift
Individuals having excess skin in their arms and thighs can opt for arm lift and thigh lift. Arms are one of the areas which become flabby, and it becomes more evident when one wears sleeveless or short-sleeved clothes. Many people feel embarrassed because of this. To tighten the arms, an arm-lift surgery can be performed wherein the excess skin is removed to provide slimmer & toned arms. Similarly, to tighten the thighs, thigh-lift is performed. Excess skin in the thighs is often very problematic as chafing can lead to constant skin irritation, infections, discomfort and inability to find the right clothes.
4. B-reast Lift & Reduction
For the ones who have saggy b-reasts b-reast lift surgery can provide the desired outcome. The b-reast is tightened by removing the excess skin and tissue. Some patients may need a combination of b-reast lift and b-reast reduction for optimum results. This is done to create a youthful contour of the b-reast and bring it into proportion with overall figure.
Liposuction may also be needed in patients after massive weight loss as fat in certain areas does not respond to diet & exercise. This is called stubborn fat and liposuction is the best solution to get rid of it. Liposuction or Liposculpture is a minimally invasive surgery that provides desired body shape by removing excess fat. In men, it is possible that there’s stubborn fat accumulation in the chest area which can be removed with liposuction to provide a flat & masculine chest. Also, fat from other concerned areas can also be removed.
6. Face & Neck Lift
When considering body contouring after massive weight loss one can not ignore the face & neck. Mostly when people start with weight loss activities the first effects are seen on the face. A sagging face is a sign of aging, so it becomes an unavoidable part of post-weight loss body contouring.
Facelift is the gold standard for face rejuvenation by reversing the signs of aging, especially the sagging of skin. This surgery not only tightens the skin but makes one look younger than what their actual age is. In this procedure, firstly, the markings are made according to the requirements of the patient. Then the incisions are made in the preauricular region, around the lobule, postauricular sulcus, and along the posterior hairline. The excess skin gets removed and long-lasting results will be seen. Similarly for loose skin on the neck, neck lift surgery can be performed to tone the neck and match facial aesthetics.
Besides these procedures, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, best cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad, also suggests some lifestyle modifications that an individual must follow to be able to enjoy the benefits of the body contouring procedures for a very long period of time.
So, to sum it up, for a person who has lost a lot of weight and has sagging skin, these procedures not only address aesthetic concerns but also enhance their self-confidence.
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