There is nothing more frustrating or disheartening than tirelessly working to lose weight with no results. For many men and women, no amount of the classic weight loss technique seems to work. Instead of giving up hope, you should start investigating the many other weight loss methods available to you. Surgical weight loss solutions are a common and safe practice that can help you start your journey to a healthier and happier life. Dr. Ryan Flannagan serves many patients in Indiana and Kentucky and wants to help you feel at ease during the process.
Let’s explore some surgical weight loss procedures:
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and – in most cases – helps to strengthen weakened or separated muscles. The result is an abdomen that appears firmer.
A flat and well-toned stomach is highly sought after with diet and exercise, but sometimes that just isn’t enough to get the results you are hoping to achieve. It is even possible for healthy individuals to develop sagging skin. The most common causes of this include:
- Prior surgery
- Recent weight loss
Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo,” slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction is typically recommended for the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
- Calves and ankles
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and, often, to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
A body lift improves the tissue that makes up the core of the body. The improvement in tissue means that the appearance becomes smooth and flatter. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight and genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity that can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
Excess sagging skin and fat are removed and – when combined with other procedures – a body lift can improve uneven skin. A body lift usually treats:
- Abdominal area
- Lower back area
- Thigh (inner, outer and posterior)
Dr. Ryan Flannagan of Flannagan Plastic Surgery has two locations in Evansville and Jasper and serves the communities of Vanderburgh County, Henderson, KY, Owensboro, KY, French Lick, IN, Vincennes, IN, and Bloomington, IN. Contact us at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a free consultation.