A new year often inspires a new you. If your goal or achievement has been a significant weight loss, put the finishing touches on your hard work with plastic surgery.

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        When working to lose a significant amount of weight, the process tends to be a marathon, more than a sprint. Time, dedication, patience and focus are required in order to get to the finish line. Once there, the expectation is to feel like a million bucks. Unfortunately, some are still left with reminders of their former selves with excess sagging skin and pockets of fat that refuse to leave. Fortunately, your weight loss efforts need not be in vain. The answer: plastic surgery. With a host of plastic surgery options available to trim, tighten, and smooth out the remaining bumps of the past, you can achieve the body you had envisioned along the way. Below are five post-weight loss plastic surgery procedures to help give you completion in your weight loss journey.

       Upper/Lower Face Lift: The heavy and unsightly appearance of a sagging skin at the cheeks, jowels and neck due to age, can be accelerated by weight loss. An upper-face lift will target the area mid-face, while a lower-face lift will focus on the neck and jawline, also known as the “waddle.” A patient may require only one or both procedures. Face lift surgery elevates and removes the excess skin at issue, while also tightening the muscles beneath that have become stretched. If necessary, unnecessary fat from the area is suctioned. This technique gives way to stunning silhouette, while keeping any signs of a scar hidden behind the ear.

       Breast Surgery: Dramatic weight loss can have a significant effect on the shape, volume and height of a woman’s breasts. Breast surgery options include, breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation, or a combination of the three. A breast augmentation is a simple procedure where a saline or silicone implant is placed either behind the breast or pectoral muscle to increase fullness and projection of the breast. A breast lift is the raising of the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Breast reduction surgery reduces, reshapes and alleviates the heaviness that may cause discomfort. This procedure is accomplished by removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin. The goal with any breast surgery is to create proportionality and volume that establishes a balance from the bust line to the waist and hips.

       Brachioplasty: This procedure targets the hanging skin at the bottom portion of the upper-arm. It is particularly difficult to shed the fat situated in this area of the body, and with excess skin present, it is even harder to sculpt. Despite diet and exercise, many women find it impossible to get rid of the dreaded “bat wing.” Arm lift surgery, however, can create beautiful shape and definition to the upper arms by removing the excess skin and fat.

       Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck targets the excess skin and outstretched muscles at the midsection, one of the most common side-effects of significant weigh loss. This procedure creates a smooth abdominal contour by removing heavy, hanging skin and tightening the abdominal muscle wall. A tummy tuck can also help to minimize the presence of stretch marks when excess skin is removed from the affected areas, ordinarily at the hips and lower abdomen. The goal of this procedure is to create smooth contours to reveal your new body’s natural shape.

       Liposuction: Throughout certain parts of the body there are stubborn pockets of fat that remain unaffected by diet and exercise. Unfortunately, the battle of the bulge to eliminate this fat can be particularly frustrating because the fat in these areas are extremely resistant to being mobilized and “burned.” For many, the only way to eliminate this fat is with liposuction. Liposuction is a safe and effective way to blast those final bits of fat you wish to lose. Most often used to treat fatty areas at the belly, waist, hips, buttocks and thighs; liposuction can also be used to target pesky fat deposits located in the chest, back, and lower chin/neck. Intended to enhance and define the body’s natural shape, with liposuction the focus should be to accentuate the hollows and celebrate the fullness.

       Thigh Lift: Whether you are left with excess flabby skin due to weight loss, or stubborn inner and outer-thigh fat as a result of prior weight gain or genetic disposition, a thigh lift can create a firmer, more youthful contour so you can show off those stems. A Thigh Lift is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat deposits from either, or both, the inner or outer thighs. The end result means smoother, firmer skin, the restoration of your body’s natural proportions and jeans that fit like never before. Thigh-lift surgery may also be combined with a buttock lift and liposuction to restore the natural recontouring of the inner thigh. Losing the excess skin or fat, will give you back the self-confidence you already deserve.

       We are all entitled to feeling our absolute best. The extra baggage of loose, hanging skin can have a continued negative impact on the body image and self-esteem, you’ve been fighting to get back. When you’ve worked hard to accomplish your weight loss goals, you deserve to reward yourself with those last finishing touches to give you that body you hoped for. For your free plastic surgery consultation, contact us today, and let Dr. Frank Madda help you cross the finish line!