Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.
Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. But after any substantial amount of weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.
Body contouring procedures may include
• Facelift: sagging of the mid-face, jowls and neck
• Breast lift: sagging, flattened breasts
• Tummy tuck: apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen
• Lower body lifts: sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
• Medial thigh lift: sagging of the inner thigh
• Arm lift: sagging of the upper arms
During your recovery from body contouring surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions following the procedure.
Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
Corset trunkplasty is different from other plastic surgeries because it is a single-stage body contouring technique that addresses redundant skin of the entire anterolateral trunk following significant weight loss. The surgery makes three incisions to removing excess fat and loose skin around a person's front midsection which reshapes your mid-section.
Patients who've recently undergone bariatric surgery or people who've lost excess weight and have loose skin around the midsection are good candidates for the procedure.