Most weight loss journeys begin with lofty goals. The visions you have of achieving a fantastic body are good motivation but toning your body after weight loss is rarely that easy. Even with a lot of diet and exercise, you may find that you fall short of your target despite looking much better overall. Dr. Marco Ellis, a highly rated plastic surgeon in Chicago, discusses some of the procedures he offers to help you finish your weight-loss journey.
You may assume that liposuction is a surgery for people who are unwilling to lose weight the old-fashioned way, but that is a myth. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a surgery that targets the last lingering pockets of fat that have been resistant to your diet and exercise efforts. It is much more effective on patients who are close to their goal weight and have hit a plateau for many months.
When performing liposuction, Dr. Ellis suctions out surplus fat cells while carefully molding the remaining fat to achieve attractive body contours. This helps you to attain the toned figure you sought but that genetics or age prevented you from fully achieving, despite a lot of hard work. These results last indefinitely so long as you maintain your current weight.
You may have reached your ideal weight, yet still found that your contours are not nearly what you expected. In many case problem is not stubborn fat but rather loose skin. Your skin stretches to accommodate your larger size, but when you take off the weight, the skin may not be elastic enough to contract to its former size. This loose skin may look like pudge, especially under clothing. No matter how hard you try to diet and exercise, this loose skin will not go away.
Surgery is the only answer to this problem. Tummy tuck is a surgery that addresses stretched skin around the midsection, where it can be especially bothersome. In addition to expanding with weight gain, belly skin also stretches during pregnancy. Fortunately, Dr. Ellis can perform abdominoplasty, which removes some of the excess skin and re-drapes the skin that remains for a smooth, tight tummy. You can expect your new contours to be long-lasting, assuming you do not gain more weight or have (another) baby.
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After putting in all the work to achieve your dream body, you do not have to settle for having certain flaws. Dr. Ellis is happy to perform these body contouring procedures to help you attain your aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation with this talented plastic surgeon, please call (312) 695-6022.