5 Reasons Why Body Lift Surgery is the Last Step in Your Weight Loss Journey
Often called a ‘tummy tuck’ abdominoplasty and other stomach altering surgeries have often been conducted individually to reshape and recontour the abdomen, without paying attention to other areas which may have been affected when a large amount of weight has been lost.
Body lift surgery is a procedure combining both an abdominoplasty and a buttock lift in order to address redundant skin and fat which is left behind as a result of pregnancy or massive weight loss.
Weight loss can be an incredibly gruelling process and however rewarding, there can be a number of drawbacks once your goal weight is achieved. Here are five reasons why body lift surgery can be the final step in your weight loss journey.
1. Loose skin
Although you’ve managed to lose the weight, loose skin and tissue can be impossible to reduce no matter how often you exercise, or how well you eat. Body lift surgery provides a solution by reducing the amount of excess skin and toning the areas which have suffered due to massive weight loss.
2. Restoring function
Once excess skin has been addressed, you will notice improved function and ability to exercise. Excess skin and tissue can cause a restriction in your movement and also create irritation of the skin when frequently rubbing occurs due to constant movement.
3. Improved muscle function
An improvement in muscle function can be noticed following body lift surgery. With the increased ability to exercise, both range of movement and function will increase.
4. Improved hygiene
Overhanging fat around the abdomen can cause a number of hygiene problems. Skin folds are harder to clean and can promote the growth of bacteria, leading to skin irritation and rashes. In turn, removing excess fat can reduce difficulties in walking caused by overhanging skin.
5. Repair of a hernia
Repairing the skin and tissue around the abdomen can also help to repair a hernia. Body lift surgery can extend to the restoration of the muscle layer in which a hernia may be present. Repairing a hernia can result in increased form and function of the abdomen and reduce the risks of ongoing health issues.
Body lift surgery with Dr Justin Perron
Dr Justin Perron strives to provide patients with the highest level of service and care. With over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Perron is dedicated to ensuring that treatments are tailored to each patient in order to deliver the most effective outcome.
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