Weight loss has many advantages. However, it can lead to sagging skin, which all too often leads to some embarrassment. Many areas of the body are affected: stomach, breasts, thighs and arms. At the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l'Île-des-Soeurs in Montreal we offer contour surgeries for people who want to change the appearance of their body. Here are some brief explanations about the available procedures:
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, consists of eliminating excess body tissues. This mainly involves skin and, depending on the case, lipid or adipose tissue. The intervention involves the lower and middle parts of the abdomen to ultimately improve shape, outline and contour. Abdominoplasty is for adults of all ages, but is most popular among women with one or more pregnancies and among those who have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time.
Arm Surgery and Lifts
Brachioplasty (or arm lift) is a procedure that aims to remove excess skin from the upper part of the arms. This excess can be caused by many circumstances: most often rapid and significant weight loss and natural aging. Brachioplasty is used to counteract this undesirable effect, making your arms look youthful and firm.
Just like brachioplasty and abdominoplasty, thigh lifts eliminate excess skin, but this time, on the upper leg. Sagging leg skin can be as cumbersome as it is embarrassing. It can also lead to chafing (while running or walking) and difficulty finding clothes that look right. Thigh lifts allow patients to get a more shapely profile and smoother skin in addition to making them feel more comfortable.
For more information on body surgeries, contact Dr. Beauregard’s team at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l'Île-des-Soeurs.