ongratulations on your weight loss! Many patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are concerned by excess loose skin that will not tighten despite persistent exercise and strict dieting. The anatomic changes that accompany weight loss are best treated by surgeons with special techniques to address these frustrating problems unique to weight loss patients. Dr. Zienowicz and Dr. Brower have the experience to devise the optimal surgical treatment plan based on each patient's individual shape and aesthetic goals.
Though weight loss can result in excess skin all over the body, the abdomen is the most common site of concern. An abdominoplasty is the ideal operation for patients seeking a flatter and tighter tummy with improved torso shape. Some patients, typically those who have lost 100 pounds or more, will benefit from a panniculectomy, or skin removal from the abdomen. A panniculectomy is a functional and medically necessary operation that removes the skin fold that causes rashes, discomfort, or limitation of certain activities. Of course, a panniculectomy can be combined with the cosmetic components of a tummy tuck, including tightening of the abdominal wall and moving the belly button to a better position, if desired.
Because weight loss leaves excess skin all over the body, many patient choose to combine procedures to treat different parts of the body simultaneously. Whatever your concerns may be - tummy, breasts, back, buttocks, arms, or legs - Drs. Zienowicz and Brower perform plastic surgery after weight loss under general anesthesia, either in the hospital or outpatient surgery center to provide the safest and most comfortable surgical experience possible while producing the stunning results you want.
It’s important to remember that whether you have achieved massive weight loss through diet, exercise or bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or sleeve surgery), you have accomplished a lot. You are well on your way to enjoying greater longevity and a vastly improved quality of lift. You should enjoy your newfound health! Don’t look and feel burdened by so much excess skin. Post-weight loss cosmetic surgery or a truncal body lift can give you a permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas. With help from Dr. Zienowicz and Dr. Brower, you can feel great comfort and self-confidence, in or out of your own clothes! For more information concerning plastic surgery after weight loss, or to schedule your own appointment with Dr. Zienowicz or Dr. Brower at bodybyZ, please contact us at 401.453.0120. Or use our convenient online Request a Consultation form.