Following major weight loss, inelastic skin can no longer conform to the smaller body size. As a result, the skin is severely stretched and no longer supported. Upper arm skin sags, breasts flatten, the abdominal area hangs, and pockets of skin sag around the buttocks, groin, and thighs. With surgical body contouring following major weight loss, the shape and tone of underlying tissues are improved and excess sagging fat and skin are removed permanently.
Common body-contouring procedures include the tummy tuck, arm lift, body lift, and breast lift surgery. Good candidates for body contouring are adults with a stabilized weight, non-smokers, healthy individuals without serious medical conditions, and individuals who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a proper diet and exercise.
To learn more about the available body-contouring options, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luis A. Vinas at our Palm Beach location to set up an appointment.