As spring in Seattle is well underway, lots of us are starting to think about trading some of our fleece jackets for short sleeves, and occasionally even wear a pair of shorts! Soon summer will be in full swing and it will be time for a swimsuit.
For many of our patients who’ve lost a significant amount of weight with the help of bariatric surgery (lap band, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass) this time of year can bring with it feelings of self-consciousness about their body image.
Excess skin of the arms, loss of breast volume along with sagging breasts, loose skin of the stomach, and extra skin of the thighs can be very bothersome to these weight loss patients.
The good news is that with body contouring techniques Sound Plastic Surgery plastic surgeons can help improve the way these patients look and feel. An arm lift (brachioplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), lower body lift, and thigh lift are operations specifically designed to address these issues involving excess skin after weight loss.
Summer should be a time to enjoy soaking up the sun (with lots of sunscreen!) rather than worrying about how you might look in that short sleeve shirt, shorts, or swimsuit. Come on into Sound Plastic Surgery today to find out what operations are available to best help you take advantage of your weight loss!