There is nothing more rewarding than working hard to accomplish a goal. It is even more rewarding when your overall health and appearance is improved. Losing a lot of weight after being obese for years is a great accomplishment, but it also unfortunately results in a lot of excess skin and sagging fat. This keeps you from fully enjoying your wonderful accomplishment because it hurts your overall appearance. If you want to get the most out of your massive weight loss, then you may want to consider body contouring surgery.
Body contouring surgery involves a series of cosmetic procedures that are done to remove excess skin and fat after losing a drastic amount of weight. This will provide you with the tight and toned body you have always desired. Body contouring surgery is usually your only option to get this toned look because diet and exercise are unable to tighten loose skin and fat.
Before undergoing body contouring surgery, you must be able to maintain a stable and healthy weight. The great results of the surgery will be reversed if you lose or gain too much weight. Since you do not want to undergo a surgery only to have the results ruined a few months later, it is best to wait until you have lived at a stable weight for several months before undergoing body contouring surgery.
While the amount of work that needs to be done in your body contouring surgery will be determined by your individual case, almost everyone that has lost a drastic amount of weight requires a lower body lift, a breast lift, an arm lift and a thigh lift. In addition to these four procedures, you may also want to get a facelift or a tummy tuck. It all depends on your unique situation.
Body contouring is often performed in stages. You may get a lower body lift first because it has the largest treatment area. A lower body lift will provide a toned look to your butt, waist, hips and outer thighs. A thigh lift may also be done at the same time as the lower body lift to provide a smoother appearance to your inner thighs.
Once you have fully recovered from your first surgery, you may return for a breast and arm lift. This will correct saggy breasts and eliminate the sagging skin in your upper arms. It will take some time to recover from each stage of the body contouring surgery, so you will need to be patient. But it will be well worth it in the end when you are enjoying your new, beautiful body.