Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health. However, major weight loss can lead to loose skin, which may cause self-consciousness or discomfort. But this shouldn’t stop you from making healthy lifestyle changes.
If you’re concerned about loose skin following weight loss, consider a lower body lift from Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Levi J. Young, can ensure you feel comfortable and confident after weight loss.
Discover how a lower body lift and contouring procedure in Kansas City can improve the appearance of loose skin after weight loss.
What Causes Loose Skin?
The skin stretches when the body gains weight, such as during pregnancy. Collagen and elastin are responsible for the strength and elasticity of the skin, allowing it to stretch while remaining healthy. However, when the skin stretches to accommodate long-term weight gain, collagen and elastin fibers may become damaged, impacting their ability to retract following weight loss. That’s why you may experience excess skin.
How a Lower Body Lift Can Help
Dr. Young can perform a lower body lift procedure to remove the excess skin and help you achieve your desired goals. The procedure involves a tummy tuck contour, front skin removal, and lower body and posterior skin removal, so it is performed in two stages.
The first procedure focuses on contouring the upper body, including removing excess skin on the arms and stomach, liposuction, and tightening the abdominal muscles. The second involves removing excess skin around the thighs and contouring the buttocks.
By breaking them into two procedures, Dr. Young can ensure each area receives individualized attention, providing beautiful, sculpted results. It’s also much safer and healthier for your body so as not to put it under too much stress.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Young to determine if a lower body lift and contouring procedure is right for you. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has an eye for detail and can ensure this procedure is the safest, most effective option for you. Contact the office at 913-341-2188 to get started. We proudly serve Overland Park, Leawood, and the surrounding areas in Kansas and Missouri.