People who seek tummy tuck after weight loss want to have a normal looking body again! Los Angeles Men and women who win their battle with obesity by weight loss, at the end, realize that they yet have another struggle- body contouring after massive weight loss.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
With the advent of weight loss Bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass and lap band there is now an insurgence of previously obese people who need to trim away their excess skin folds! That is why the most prevalent body contouring procedure after weight loss is tummy tuck in Los Angeles, followed by breast lift, arm-tuck or brachioplasty, thigh lift, upper body lift, and finally facelift.
Why get a tummy tuck after massive weight loss? Tummy Tuck and Body Lift surgeries remove excess hanging abdominal skin folds or “Pannus”. Tummy tuck also removes the lower abdominal Stretch marks, while tightening the abdominal wall and restoring its original integrity, firmness, and function.
Before and After Photos
The tummy tuck before and after pictures of people who have had massive weight loss is dramatic since most of these people lose 25 to 75 lbs of skin with such surgery. Comparing their before to after tummy tuck pictures you can see the extent of relief that these people must have experienced
A High Tension Abdominoplasty as perfected by Dr. Younai, also helps to pull up the loose skin of the upper thighs and buttocks, while liposuctioning excess flank fat in order to create a more hour-glass waist. The result is not only a tight and smooth abdomen but also a curvaceous body.
While some men and women with massive weight loss after gastric bypass or lap band surgery only need a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, the majority would need a more extensive body contouring procedures which address the excess skin folds around the torso, chest, and thighs.
Panniculectomy, which only removes the abdominal pannus, is best for those that haven’t lost all their excess fat and still have a heavy and large tummy fold. For those who are close to their ideal body weight or Body Mass Index, and only have excess torso skin a body lift is more appropriate. In Beverly Hills a body lift, belt lipectomy, Circumferential Torsoplasty, or lower body lift, basically removes the excess mid-torso skin. During a body lift a plastic surgeon lifts the buttocks in the back, pulls up and smoothens the loose outer thigh skin, as well as removes the hanging abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal wall. Because of its complexity a body lift is best performed by a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in post-bariatric body contouring surgery.
The cost of tummy tuck after massive weight loss varies depending on the extent of the tummy tuck and the amount of loose skin that is going to be removed. Tummy tuck prices range from $9500 to $14,000. Other more extensive types of tummy tuck such as a body lift cost about $16,000.