Body Contouring After Weight Loss/Pregnancy Katy TX
For people who have struggled with weight problems, achieving sustained weight loss can be a fulfilling accomplishment and a major step in improving overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, nobody tells them that there is one downside to weight loss – while the fat disappears, the excess skin stays behind! More than a nuisance, the excess skin can lead to skin irritation and infections, a body figure that appears deflated, and negative impacts on self-esteem and self-image.
Areas of the body typically associated with excess skin after weight loss include the arms, breasts/chest, stomach, and thighs. These areas are treated surgically with excision of the excess tissue and contouring of the figure so that the patient’s body shape matches the success they have achieved with weight loss.
For some women after pregnancy, the stomach does not return to its pre-pregnancy form. Instead, what remains is a stomach with excess skin and soft tissue, weakened core muscles and abnormal protuberance of the abdomen. Unfortunately, all of the dieting and exercise in the world won’t solve this problem. The only treatment for this condition is an abdominoplasty, or tummy-tuck procedure. This procedure involves removing the redundant skin and soft tissue, tightening the abdominal wall, and restoring the hour-glass figure of the abdomen.
If you are concerned about excess skin or tissue related to weight loss or pregnancy, please contact our office today at 832-232-4263 to schedule an appointment with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.