Body Skin Changes with Weight Loss

New York, New York residents know firsthand about the changes that occur with weight loss. With each milestone in your weight loss, you may notice that you feel leaner. In fact, your body composition usually makes a shift during weight loss because of proper diet and exercise that promotes leaner muscle mass. So, your muscles may feel stronger. You may even feel hard as a rock if you’ve accomplished athletic goals during your weight loss. You may notice that you’ve lost inches. The results are not only evident in these ways, but in different aspects of your life.  The one change you may not have expected is leftover sagging skin. This is because your skin may not retract following weight loss. It is also impossible to remedy excess skin through diet and exercise. So, it’s no surprise that body lift procedures are popular at Dr. David Abramson’s New York, New York  plastic surgery practice.

Body lift procedures are designed to remove excess sagging skin. The procedure is popular for the buttocks, breasts, abdomen, flanks, back, arms, and thighs. During the procedure, a very tiny discreet incision can be made to separate and remove excess skin. In many cases, the procedure is not complex, making recovery about a week or so. In cases involving massive weight loss, recovery may be more extensive. The advantages are very appealing. Many patients find that the transformation of weight loss is not complete until they have experienced the benefits of body lift procedures.

Selecting Your Plastic Surgeon
Only a select number of plastic surgeons perform the body lift procedures. Many plastic surgeons that perform body lift procedures tend to focus on specific areas of the body to advance their expertise in specific areas. So, it is important to ask your plastic surgeon how many times they have performed the procedure you are interested in. Board certification is another factor. There are over 100 self-designated boards that are involved with plastic surgery, but only the American Board of Plastic Surgery is recognized by the American board of Medical Specialties. So, inquire about your plastic surgeon’s board certification.  In addition, some plastic surgeons have advanced their surgical techniques through continuing education courses to allow for the smallest and most precise incisions to help scars be the least visible.  So, you may also inquire about your plastic surgeon’s advanced training.

If you are interested in addressing body skin changes, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, New York, New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at 201-731-3134!

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