Overweight and obesity are pathological conditions that are affecting more and more people, even very young ones. In western countries, it is estimated that about 50% of the population has weight problems, with consequent critical physical and psychological health issues.
When you take the decision to start a weight loss program and you manage to reach a stable weight and maintain it for about a year, the quality of life changes radically. After major weight loss through bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, among the main techniques of obesity surgery), you finally arrive at the end of a journey of which you can be proud. That means that you have been through a process which has led you to acquire a new lifestyle, made of healthy habits.
It’s the moment in which it becomes essential to recognize yourself, to appreciate your body.
Nevertheless, your body looks thinner, healthier, but it’s still not what you want.
In your abdomen, limbs, breasts or pecs, back and even face, the skin is sagging, as if it were “detached” from the muscles below.
The excess of skin that exists after major weight loss does not only concern the aesthetic aspect but represents a real discomfort and hindrance in normal daily activities and especially in physical activity (essential to keep fit). All this saggy skin can only be removed through plastic surgery. Unfortunately, it is not possible to eliminate this excess skin with additional diets or exercises in the gym.
Body-contouring surgery combines multiple surgeries into a single operative time to reshape the body after major weight loss.
It is possible to evaluate and plan, in a single surgical session, treatments that remove the saggy skin of several body parts at the same time, including the abdomen, arms, legs, buttocks, pubes, back, face, as well as the remodeling of the breast and/or pectoral region.
It represents today a safe solution, as well as possible.
Body-contouring surgery is indicated when the saggy skin generates inflammation, excoriations and painful sores, limits the ability to move, creates difficulty in walking, dressing and hinders a respectable relationship life. These are plastic surgery procedures aimed at recovering the full functionality of the body and the quality of life of the person, also through aesthetic improvement. Body-contouring after major weight loss can reshape several body parts. In fact, we talk about surgeries that, by restoring a harmonious shape to the body, are able to help those who have been through an important weight loss to feel at ease and live in a serene and satisfying way :