Toronto Body Contouring offers restorative surgery to patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and now have excess skin that preventing them from feeling, looking, and living as someone of their weight should. Body Contouring Toronto is a group of Plastic Surgery procedures designed to contour a patients body. Excess skin is cut away, leaving behind scars where excess skin was found.
Following a significant weight loss, most patients are left with excess amounts of skin. While fat melts away and muscles strengthen, skin has only a limited capacity to retract. Skin elasticity diminishes with age, and additionally, in patients who used to be significantly overweight, the skin has been stretched and it’s elasticity has been injured. With increasing age and large amount of weight loss, the capacity of the skin to retract is significantly reduced. This leaves weight loss patients with a lot of extra skin, unnatural skin folds where there are normally none. The excessive skin makes patients very self-conscious, it may interfere in physical activities, and can be difficult to care for, leading to skin infections and skin breakdown.
Body Contouring is group of Plastic Surgery procedures including: Thigh lifts, tummy tucks, back lifts, breast lifts, arm lifts, and face and neck lifts. Liposuction and implants can also be used to enhance contouring when necessary. A lower body lift is a circumferential surgical procedure which is a combination of a tummy tuck, buttock lift, and out thigh lift. It is often the procedure of choice in patients who have lost over 100 pounds as their excess skin is circumferential. While many surgeons perform only a tummy tuck, this only helps to alleviate the problem on the abdomen and ignores the sides and the back.