After massive weight loss, many patients choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to address loose, hanging skin. A body lift can treat many areas of a patient’s body, including the stomach, thighs, legs, and arms. Through advanced imaging technology and personalized consultations, Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck tailors each procedure to meet his patients’ individual goals. He also provides complete aftercare to protect their overall health and to make their recoveries as easy as possible. To find out if you are a candidate for a post-massive weight loss body lift, contact our practice in Ottawa, Ontario.
Comprehensive and Personalized Contouring
Following major weight loss, you may find that your body does not look as trim as you expected. Unfortunately, excess weight can stretch out your skin and lead to sagging. Even after you have shed the extra pounds, your skin may not conform to your new weight. A post-massive weight loss body lift can address the areas that are particularly troublesome for you. Dr. Van Wyck will create incisions, through which he will tighten the underlying tissue and remove extra skin. The exact locations of the incisions will depend on the areas you want to treat. However, he will always place them as discreetly as possible, concealing them in natural folds and contours. Thanks to Dr. Van Wyck’s precision and skill, most patients experience little post-surgical scarring.
Post-massive weight loss body lifts may be performed as a staged procedure. Although the procedure can address various parts of the body, there is a limit to the number of areas we can safely treat in one surgical appointment.
Are You a Candidate for Treatment?
If you have recently lost a large amount of weight, and you struggle with excess sagging skin, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. Before undergoing treatment, you must be at a stable weight. Ideally, patients undergo body lift surgery after they have reached their weight loss goals. Additionally, you should not undergo this treatment if you have any health conditions that would compromise your body’s ability to heal. For example, if you have an autoimmune disorder or a heart condition, elective cosmetic surgery may not be a wise choice. However, for qualified patients, a post-massive weight loss body lift involves minimal risks.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Following a body lift, your figure will reflect your healthy weight and your commitment to wellness. Though body lifts are not weight loss procedures, you may look slimmer, since your skin will conform to your body more closely. Post-massive weight loss body lift may have benefits for your physical health, as well. Severely sagging skin can cause uncomfortable chafing, and, in some cases, it can impair your movement or ability to exercise. With all of these benefits combined, you should enjoy a greater sense of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy a fuller range of events and activities.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have recently lost a large amount of weight, you deserve a figure that reflects your accomplishment. Schedule an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for a post-massive weight loss body lift.