Weight loss is an arduous and personal journey that can leave you feeling exhilarated and exhausted. Following an extreme weight loss, you may face challenges like sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat. Fortunately, there are procedures to address these challenges and make all the hard work you put into your new body pay off with a smoother profile.
CoolSculpting and Liposuction
Sometimes fitness and diet aren’t enough. Even for people at or near their ideal weight, the weight loss journey may leave behind small pockets of stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to even targeted exercise. CoolSculpting and Liposuction are procedures that address those stubborn pockets. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure best used to target small areas, while Liposuction is a more aggressive treatment. Dr. Rast will help you decide which procedure is most appropriate for meeting your goals.
Also known as “body contouring,” a body lift procedure combines several procedures, addressing the abdomen, thighs, waist, hips, buttocks, and arms. Excess skin is removed, lifting and tightening areas that are sagging following an extreme weight loss. The procedure requires planning, preparation, and a dedication to maintaining the ideal weight, but it provides drastic results for patients who have gone to the hard work of losing a lot of weight.
A tummy tuck addresses the abdomen specifically, helping to smooth the “pouch” often left behind after a weight loss or pregnancy. With a tummy tuck, the excess skin is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened. The incision can be placed so that the scar will be minimal. It will fade over time, leaving behind a smoother, tighter profile.
Breast Lift and Augmentation Post Weight Loss
Weight loss can leave breasts looking “deflated” or sagging. A breast lift, with or without augmentation, can reposition the breasts, creating a more pleasing profile. Some patients choose augmentation in addition to the lift, in order to restore or gain more rounded, perkier breasts.
Come in to discuss your weight loss and body sculpting goals with Dr. Rast, and we will help you determine which procedure or procedures are right for you in light of your goals and expectations.