Losing a significant amount of weight is a rewarding experience. It can improve your health and quality of life, as well as your appearance. One of the few drawbacks of massive weight loss is the leftover stretched skin. Many people who lose over 100 pounds have loose skin around their abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Dr. Koltz at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center in Toledo, OH, offers body lift after weight loss surgery to remove excess skin.
Loose skin after massive weight loss is a common problem. The skin is often unable to rebound and tighten after losing a large amount of fat. Folds of skin around the abdomen is the most common problem. Not only is the drooping skin unattractive, but it can also be uncomfortable. Many patients have skin infections or rashes from their skin folds. A body lift after massive weight loss can remove the folds of skin and contour the lower body for a more comfortable and appealing body shape.
Skin Removal Plastic Surgery
A body lift can reshape the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and lower back after massive weight loss. Like abdominoplasty, a body lift can remove the skin from the stomach and tighten the abdomen, but it also can reform the backside of the torso. The excess skin is removed 360 degrees around the body with an incision located near the bikini line. The tissues are lifted to tighten the upper thighs, buttocks, pubic area, abdomen, love handles and lower back.
Body lift surgery, also referred to as a belt lipectomy, can help those with excess skin after massive weight loss feel more confident in their appearance. While it is a cosmetic surgery, a belt lipectomy can also remedy skin irritations caused by folds of excess skin for better health and comfort. This surgery can be the final step to achieve the desired body shape after massive weight loss for many of our patients at pēkomd®.
If you have lost a hundred or more pounds and have excess skin or tissue around your lower body, come see us at pēkomd®. We offer body lift surgery for those who have lost massive amounts of weight at our plastic surgery center in Toledo, OH. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Koltz to discuss belt lipectomy or other lift procedures.