Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, among adults and children. Being significantly overweight as a teenager or young adult puts people at greater risk for health problems, which will only increase as they get older.
Even after significantly improving their diet and becoming more active, some young adults still might need additional help from bariatric surgery. Approved for teenagers and young adults, the procedure is typically recommended for those who are finished growing. The surgery reduces the stomach’s size so that patients feel fuller sooner and end up eating a smaller quantity of food.
Downside of Losing a Large Amount of Weight
Unfortunately, losing a lot of weight, regardless of whether you’re an adult or a teenager, can result in skin that can become saggy and loose. While the patient will be healthier and may feel happy with the number on the scale, they may be less than thrilled by the way their abdomen, thighs, or other parts of the body look. Plastic surgery after significant weight loss can improve the appearance of some regions of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Why Is Plastic Surgery Increasingly Common Amongst Young Adults?
With the rise in social media popularity and the constant pressure to look their best, teenagers and young adults are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their appearance at rates higher than ever. A parent or guardian should help young people make the best decisions, since plastic surgery can have long-lasting results.
What Should Young Adults Know Before Getting Body Contouring Surgery?
Rebound is a significant concern with weight loss, as patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are at high risk for gaining it back over time. However, when a young patient shows a healthy attitude, commitment to lifestyle change, and realistic expectations about the surgery, he or she can experience excellent long-term outcomes.
What Can Young Adults Expect From Their Body Contouring Surgery?
Body contouring procedures are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today. With board-certified Dr. Arthur Cambeiro’s extensive skills, he’ll be able to create the look that helps his patients feel positive about themselves. Unwanted, excess skin and fat deposits are removed, resulting in a smoother, tighter, firmer appearance.
Dr. Cambeiro offers several body contouring plastic surgery procedures at his Las Vegas practice, each individually customized to his patient’s unique requirements and designed to specifically address contour irregularities that result from extreme weight loss. Common target areas include the chest, trunk, and extremities:
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can help create a flat belly and is especially effective when combined with other body contouring procedures.
A thigh lift procedure uses both liposuction and the surgical removal of excess skin from the inner and outer thighs.
Liposuction can be used to remove persistent subcutaneous fat, leaving the patient with a smooth and pleasing body contour.
Smartlipo TriPlex™ laser liposuction has advanced technology to liquefy fat cells and promote the formation of collagen for tighter skin.
After weight-loss, a body lift removes excess skin on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks.
An arm lift (brachioplasty) removes loose skin and excess fat deposits from the upper arms’ underside between the shoulder and elbow.
Recovery After Body Contouring Surgery
The patient’s recovery plan for these body contouring surgeries will depend on the extent of the procedures. Dr. Cambeiro and his team will be there to make the transition back into everyday life as smooth as possible.
The patient can expect to have dressings and bandages covering the incisions and thin tubes temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess fluid that may collect during initial healing.
Dr. Cambeiro will provide the patient with detailed instructions on medications, follow-up visits, regular activity, and when and how exercise can be resumed.
Contact Us and Take the Next Step!
To review all the body contouring surgery options offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur M. Cambeiro at SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, request a consultation online or call us on (702) 734-8100 (Las Vegas, NV) or (702) 566-8300 (Henderson, NV).