Major weight loss either through diet and exercise or after bariatric surgery (gastric stapling) leaves excess skin with no elasticity behind. The sagging skin commonly develops around the face, neck, upper arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs and can make your body contour appear irregular and misshapen.
The only way to get rid off these rolls of excess skin and give the body its tone back is body contouring by plastic surgery. Patients may be surprised to learn the extent of plastic surgery that is required to bring their body back to a more normal and aesthetic appearance. Many of these patients will need a total body lift, which most likely consists of a tummy tuck, circumferential lower body lift, thigh and buttock lifts, removal of back rolls, breast lift and upper arm lift as well as face and neck procedures. It is not uncommon, depending on individual patient factors, the extent of surgery needed and surgeon preference, for massive weight loss patients to have multiple operations performed in stages. In such cases, the waiting period between surgeries ranges from weeks to several months or longer.
With his extensive training in body contouring surgery, Dr. Ceydeli can make it possible for many patients to have a more proportionate body, better body image, and more self-confidence.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift, or otherwise known as brachioplasty, can remove the excess skin and fat deposits from your arms, leaving the upper arms with a more pleasing and youthful contour.
Medial Thigh Lift
The medial thigh lift will lift and tighten the sagging skin of the inner thigh. Incisions are usually placed in the groin.
A panniculectomy is performed to remove the hanging pannus, or apron of skin, from the lower abdomen below the belly button. The excess skin and fat above the belly button are not removed. A panniculectomy is often performed on patients who are still significantly overweight but have skin irritation from their hanging skin. After surgery, these patients have less skin problems but have little improvement in the contour of their bellies.
Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy)
In one procedure, the sagging skin of the abdomen, outer thighs, buttocks, hips, and waist is corrected. Incisions extend completely around the body to remove a "belt" of excess skin and fat. Another common name for this procedure is a "belt lipectomy."
Our plastic surgery clinic is located in Panama City and Destin, on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast.