Post-Weight Loss Surgery
At UK Aesthetic, we help many patients achieve their ideal post-weight loss bodies. Sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits and the like can dull the achievement of losing weight. But, with the right procedure this does not have to be the case.
How Can Surgery Help You Post-Weight Loss?
Losing a lot of weight can be a tremendous effort. It takes dedication, drive and often a lot of time in order to be successful. Which is why when you need the extra help to remedy sagging skin, drooping breasts or stubborn fat, the UK Aesthetic team has a number of procedures to suit your needs.
Unfortunately, once you lose the elasticity in your skin it is impossible to get back naturally. And some fat deposits are almost impossible to remove even with a regimen of healthy exercise. That is why turning to a surgical solution is often necessary.
The results of these surgeries are long-lasting provided you keep your weight stable.
Ideal Surgeries for Post-Weight Loss
Some of our most successful surgeries for post-weight loss patients in terms of body contouring includes:
Upper Body Surgery
The contour of the upper body can become less aesthetically pleasing following a period of extreme weight loss. Sagging skin around the arms, chest and abdominal areas can be particularly pronounced following a large loss of weight. Which is why we offer a number of surgeries here at UK Aesthetic to deal with this very issue.
Some upper body lift procedures which may be ideal for post-weight loss patients includes: arm lift, abdominal surgery, mini tummy tuck, mummy makeover and tummy tuck.
Lower Body Surgery
Sagging buttocks are a pronounced side effect of losing weight in some patients. Which is why there are a number of buttock and lower body enhancing surgeries available post-weight loss.
We perform all of our buttock augmentation surgeries with safety at the forefront of our methods. Any and all Brazilian bum lift surgeries are performed on selected and informed patients, with only small volume fat transfers available. This is due to the 1 in 3,000 mortality rate experienced with large volume fat transfers. Selected and small volume transfers ensures that this surgery is as safe as possible.
Lower body surgeries include: thigh lift, bum contouring, and the Brazilian bum lift.
Breasts can be particularly affected by dramatic weight loss. They are often left drooping, with excess skin or disproportionately sized. Some form of breast surgery can help return the breast to its pre-weight condition. In some cases, the patient may also wish to improve the size of the breast. In which case, breast implants can be paired with another form of breast surgery.
Other typical procedures post-weight loss includes: breast asymmetry, breast reconstruction, breast lift and even liposuction.
Stubborn fat deposits are one of the most frustrating results of weight loss. Especially as sometimes, no matter how you exercise, these particularly fat deposits are simply impossible to reduce. Liposuction, then, is a good way to reduce or remove these deposits altogether. It can also be effective alongside any of the above treatments, as it can help reduce fat in those areas and help produce a better all-around contour post-surgery.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery for Men
Post-weight loss surgery for men is not that different than for women. It covers all of the above areas and works to target the areas which you find aesthetically displeasing, particularly after a period of extreme weight loss. One of the most common surgeries we perform for men is called gynaecomastia (link), which is a breast reduction.
When overweight male bodies typically produce too much oestrogen which results in larger than average male breasts. Following weight loss, this area can then be left sagging. Which is why a breast reduction or lift can be ideal to improve the overall look of that area for men.