Apronectomy After Weight Loss? All About a Mini Tummy Tuck

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Have you lost a significant amount of weight? Are you noticing loose skin that looks flabby and deflated in certain areas? Do you want to enjoy your new physique but are dealing with excess skin after weight loss? This is not an uncommon issue for both men and women. Body contouring procedures are ideal for patients after losing weight. Many patients struggle with loose belly skin after weight loss, which is where a mini tummy tuck or apronectomy procedure can help. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery is an award-winning surgeon at this premier surgical center in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Rao’s compassionate approach, along with his professional staff, guides each of his patients through every step of their transformation. His experience and level of care can help both women and men with a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Post-weight loss tummy issues are quite common, and Dr. Rao can provide the right option to meet your needs. For some patients, a mini tummy tuck or apronectomy can be the right solution to transform how they feel about their figure when looking in the mirror. Here is a more detailed look at this mini tummy tuck procedure that can provide big results. 

Causes of loose skin after weight loss

Men and women in the Tucson area want to enjoy their new weight loss results but may be hindered by what it leaves behind. Individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery or lost a significant amount of weight with diet and exercise are generally left with excess, loose skin. Our skin expands to accommodate extra weight or fat, but when that excess fat is lost, especially after a dramatic weight loss, the skin is unable to conform to a person’s new shape. Once the skin is stretched or loses laxity, it won’t "snap back" into place with diet and exercise alone. A typical area of concern is loose belly skin after weight loss, for which a mini tummy tuck or apronectomy can be the answer. 

Body contouring help

The main goal of any after weight loss procedure is to reduce the amount of sagging skin or "lift" the body into a new shape, so it appears tighter and more toned. A mini tummy tuck or apronectomy can tighten loose stomach skin after weight loss. Most body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck can also incorporate other cosmetic techniques like liposuction if needed. Liposuction can remove excess pockets of stubborn fat to give patients even more contouring help. Loose belly skin after weight loss is typical among most men or women, so an apronectomy allows patients to reach their cosmetic goals and get a more toned, slimmer midsection.

The dramatic results of apronectomy

With a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rao, a surgical plan is developed after a thorough consultation. The primary goal is to tackle each patient’s unique weight loss issues. Common target areas for body contouring help for loose skin after weight loss include the upper arms, neck, breasts, hips, and buttocks, but the most common area is the abdomen. The results of a tummy tuck procedure like an apronectomy not only improves a patient’s mobility by removing extra skin but also helps them shed a few more pounds. Patients can incorporate new exercise programs and even find clothes that fit better once they are rid of that saggy, loose skin. 

How does apronectomy work?

This procedure is very beneficial for patients in the Tucson area who want to reduce excess skin from weight loss or even help women after pregnancy. An apronectomy is the surgical removal of excess skin hanging over the pubic area, which is commonly referred to as an "apron." The procedure is also known as a mini tummy tuck and is common for patients after significant weight loss or women dealing with post-pregnancy issues. Apronectomy can tighten loose stomach skin after weight loss and can be incorporated with other cosmetic procedures like liposuction or another abdominal surgery if needed. Both women and men can benefit from this body contouring procedure and remove visible signs of excess skin that their weight loss achievement has left behind. 

Schedule your consultation today

Reward yourself for all your hard work by letting an expert like Dr. Arun Rao enhance your weight loss results. Healthy patients who have maintained their ideal weight for more than three months can get cosmetic help in eliminating the loose skin left behind. A mini tummy tuck or apronectomy is the ideal solution to address this concern and further contour your slimmer body. 

If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arun Rao of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. We offer a thorough consultation to answer any additional questions and have bilingual Spanish-speaking staff available. You can discuss your concerns and get Dr. Rao’s professional help to have the body you’ve always wanted. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.