A weight loss treatment may offer substantial benefits such as improved health and figure. However, it can lead to some undesirable cosmetic effects as well.
A person may feel almost as self-conscious about their body as they did at a higher weight due to sagging, loose skin and stretched out abdominal muscles. It can impact some patients to the extent that they feel discouraged and stop continuing their healthy lifestyle regaining the lost weight.
A cosmetic surgery such as a tummy tuck help the patient attain a figure that justifies their efforts at weight loss.
This is the reason that many bariatric surgery patients and those who have experienced substantial weight loss choose to undergo a tummy tuck procedure to eliminate excessive sagging skin as well as poor elasticity.
An abdominoplasty procedure can also be performed along with body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and butt lift surgeries for more complete body sculpting results following substantial weight loss. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides tummy tuck to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities and suburbs in this part of the southwest.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
Patients often seek a circumferential tummy tuck following a gastric bypass procedure. The bypass surgery causes significant weight loss which frequently causes a considerable loss of skin elasticity. Sagging skin is a cosmetic problem, but it also poses health concerns.
Fungus can develop between the skin folds. A circumferential tummy tuck involves excess skin removal from the hips, butt, thigh, and central abdominal region. This surgery causes scarring that extends to the back.
In comparison to a standard tummy tuck, circumferential abdominoplasty is more extensive. Patients who have experienced significant weight loss due to a gastric bypass or another form of bariatric surgery are usually good candidates for this procedure. Massive weight loss can lead to sagging, overhanging skin around the whole body.
During a circumferential abdominoplasty plastic surgery, the surgeon places an incision that extends around the patient’s waistline. Through this incision, the surgeon removes excess fat and skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. The plastic surgeon may also lift the buttocks and thighs as well as create a new navel.
Circumferential tummy tuck surgery is also known as a lower body lift. During this procedure, the surgeon places an incision spanning the circumference of the patient’s torso. Subsequently, the tummy tuck surgeon uses liposuction and other techniques to sculpt the patient’s body from the ribs to the knees.
This contouring is performed both in the back and front of the body. Furthermore, the surgeon tightens the abdominal wall muscles and repositions the navel to create more natural looking results.
The surgeon ends the procedure by eliminating excess skin and sealing the incision with sutures. Most patients can easily hide the incisional scar with underwear. Some patients receiving circumferential abdominoplasty may choose to combine the procedure with an arm lift or further liposuction for comprehensive results.
Devoted cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas across the landscape for tummy tuck surgery.
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