March 25, 2014
Losing weight is an important step for any obese man or woman to take, but the end result is sometimes disappointing.
In Michigan, bitter cold winters can make it hard to get outside for exercise, so you really need to celebrate your achievements.
While you feel great that you've lost the weight, sometimes you're left with loose, sagging skin that affects your confidence and self-esteem.
Michigan plastic surgeons offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments that help tighten the skin on your body, and once your loose skin is tightened and reveals your amazing new figure, you'll feel your confidence soaring.
Depending on the area that needs sculpting, there are a number of body plastic surgery options available. Arm lifts help tone loose, sagging skin on the arms. A face lift takes care of slack skin on the lower face, particularly the jawline and under the chin. Abdominoplasty tightens the skin and underlying muscle of the stomach.
There's also a breast lift for repositioning sagging breasts to a more natural, uplifted position on the chest, as well as a thigh lift to help remove excess skin and fat from the thighs. For all over toning, a body lift is more extensive, but it corrects sagging skin and fat on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
Non-surgical body treatments are best for people who have lost some weight, but not an excessive amount. If huge rolls of skin are left behind following weight loss, you really need to discuss surgical procedures that excise the larger amounts of skin and tissue. If you've lost a moderate amount of weight and have some loose skin, these two non-invasive treatments may provide the skin tightening benefits you seek.
Thermage is one of the newer technologies being used to tighten sagging skin, especially skin on the face. It's not effective on excessive amounts of loose skin, but if you've lost weight and the sagging is to a mild to moderate degree, it can be worthwhile. Thermage works by using radiofrequency to simulate collagen production and help tighten the collagen that is present in your tissue. This is a pain-free treatment that requires no recovery time.
VelaSmooth is another option for those seeking tighter skin. This treatment is used on the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and legs. One of the larger benefits to VelaSmooth is that it helps with cellulite. This common problem affects 8 out of 10 women, and there is no cure. VelaSmooth does help rid some of the fat that causes cellulite, while also stimulating collagen production to tighten and smooth the skin.
Read Dr. Masri's blog titled Five Vital Pieces of Information Your Surgeon Needs to Know. This is a good step towards understanding the information you must be prepared to share during a body sculpting consultation.
The surgeons at the Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Michigan want to make sure you understand the best procedures for your needs, so they take time during your consultation to view your problem areas and come up with a solution that makes you happy.
To schedule that consultation in either the Birmingham or Dearborn office, call 1-866-487-3223.