For individuals who are on a mission to shed a significant amount of weight, the journey often doesn’t stop when they reach their ideal number on the scale. Shedding 50, 60, even 100 pounds and more creates drooping tissue. Patients who have been overweight for many years often have skin that is stretched and sagging after excess body fat has been lost. The final step in their commitment to health, wellness, and body confidence is often a full body lift to excise loose skin and create the contours they’ve worked so hard for.
Dr. Maida Parkins provides comprehensive body lift treatments as a part of post-weight loss surgery in Lake Country, WI.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve your goals, contact our office today for a consultation!
Customizing your Post-Weight Loss Treatment
Cosmetic surgery after losing weight does not include the same processes for everyone, just like body makeover procedures for mommy makeover patients. Every patient’s body will look different after they reach their goal weight, and the elasticity of soft tissue can differ based on age, amount of excess weight lost, and other unique factors. Dr. Parkins recommends that all patients visit her office for a consultation first, which allows her to get to know you and better understand your areas of concern. A physical examination allows her to determine areas of the body where excess skin is the least elastic and the extent of treatment needed to create smooth, defined body contours.
Dr. Parkins recommends a treatment plan to help you love the way you look. Weight loss patients have worked strenuously to achieve a healthy weight and normal range BMI; cosmetic surgery allows them to finally see the shape and physique that inspired them to commit to a new lifestyle. The look of joy on patients’ faces is what makes Dr. Parkins and her entire staff so passionate about their profession. When you leave your consultation, you will have a treatment plan to review that details each recommended procedure.
Full-Body Lift Surgery in Lake Country
Many procedures prove beneficial for patients who are looking for effective body contouring, and some can even be paired together. Any of the following may be included during your treatment plan:
- Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Thigh Lift
- Arm Lift
- Breast Lift with or without Implants
- Facelift or Neck Lift
The main goal of these procedures is to remove loose skin and reposition tissue to create a clearly defined body shape. The most popular procedures are often a tummy tuck and breast lift with or without augmentation.
Many patients have concerns about their abdomen after weight loss; skin can pool around the mid-section, making routine activity uncomfortable and creating low self-esteem. A breast lift is often added during tummy tuck surgery to raise the breast position on the chest wall, creating a rejuvenated look. Patients who want their breasts to have the same volume as they did before they lost weight can also choose a variety of implants to meet this goal.
Surgery is divided into phases, so patients can recover comfortably and manage the time they must take away from work and routine duties.
Dr. Maida Parkins
Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.
When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.
The Benefits of Skin Removal after Weight Loss
There are multitude of benefits to body lift procedures, most notably patients’ tremendous boost of self-esteem and body confidence. Additional positive changes surgery can create include:
- No more need to use constricting shapewear
- Smooth body shape – no more lumps and bumps from extra skin
- Easier time finding flattering clothing that fits
- Comfortable exercise and routine activity
- Reduce chafing and rashes from rubbing skin
Dr. Parkins’ body makeover patients experience a new lease on life and feel more like themselves. It can be hard to feel confident with excessive loose skin collecting over limbs and the midsection, but skin removal surgery is designed to free patients from cumbersome extra tissue and allow them to enjoy the results of their hard work.
Our results speak for themselves! Dr. Parkins understands that plastic surgery before-and-after pictures are instrumental in making a choice of physician and practice. We present our real patients’ transformations to help you understand what to expect with treatment at our Lake Country plastic surgery office. To learn more about what your own before-and-after will look like, call Dr. Parkins to schedule a consultation and review our pictures in-office.View More
What to Expect after Treatment
Patients who pair two or more procedures together in one appointment can expect a different recovery experience, compared to patients who choose a single procedure. However, combining treatments can be more convenient in many ways. Dr. Parkins makes sure you have all the information you need to know about the post-treatment experience when you leave your consultation.
Your recovery process will vary, based on which procedures were performed during your surgery. Patients whose treatments included only skin removal and fat removal, such as arm/thigh lift and liposuction, may have a more comfortable initial recovery experience than patients who had a procedure that affects underlying muscle, such as an abdominoplasty.
Compression garments are also placed to assist with this process. It’s highly important to arrange for a loved one or caregiver to be with you at home during your recuperation. You are required to have someone stay with you the first night after surgery and may want someone to stay longer to help out.
Get started today! Contact Parkins Plastic Surgery for your customized full body lift in Lake Country, WI!
Frequently Asked Questions about Full Body Lifts
What Will the Scars Look Like?
Scarring varies based on the procedure; abdominoplasty incisions are placed from hip to hip and breast lift incisions typically circle the areola and extend down to the breast crease. Scarring is an unavoidable part of the surgical treatment, but these marks heal well and do not deter patients from feeling good about their results. Procedures like arm and thigh lifts will create scarring in these areas. If you have questions or concerns about recovery and scar care, please be sure to speak to Dr. Parkins during your initial visit.
How Much Time do I Need to Take away from Work?
Combining procedures can extend your expected time off from one week to two weeks. Patients who have desk jobs or who can arrange to work from home may have to take less time away from their jobs.