For individuals who have lost large amounts of weight through diet or bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass surgery, the sagging skin that remains after the body has reshaped itself can be physically uncomfortable and emotionally distressing. Excessive loose skin that is no longer supported by the individual's smaller body size can often be hidden by clothing, but sagging skin along the face, neck and chin cannot. In such cases, a QuickLift? mini facelift, performed at The Skin Center Medical Spa with locations in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, offers a proven and permanent alternative for skin tightening.
Following a 150-pound weight loss achieved through gastric bypass surgery and maintained for more than 10 years, Roseanna Andres, 61, of West Mifflin, was enjoying her improved health, but was bothered by the sagging skin that remained along her chin, face and neck.
"When I looked in the mirror, the person I saw did not match who I was on the inside," says Andres, whose personal weight loss story and decision to undergo cosmetic surgery was recently featured on WTAE-TV. "I am a very upbeat, positive person, and physically I feel great, but the drooping skin on my face made me look tired and depressed. I did quite a bit of research on cosmetic surgery for skin tightening after weight loss, and chose the QuickLift after seeing the results achieved with other clients."
The QuickLift Mini Facelilft is a minimally invasive facial cosmetic surgery facelift procedure that lifts the mid and lower portion of the face, and tightens the neck and jaw line. Unlike procedures that tighten only skin, the QuickLift Mini Facelift permanently suspends the underlying structures of the lower face (SMAS), offering men and women the benefit of a more toned, youthful appearance for years to come. The QuickLift Mini Facelift is performed under local anesthesia or with twilight sedation, and takes one to two hours to complete. Small incisions and shorter surgical time result in less swelling and bruising, and a shorter recovery period, with most individuals able to return to their normal routines within a few days.
Roseanna Andres' QuickLift Mini Facelift procedure was performed by Dominic Brandy MD, medical director and founder of The Skin Center Medical Spa, and developer of the QuickLift. The Skin Center Medical Spa, with locations in Pittsburgh, PA, and Columbus, OH, specializes in facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.
"While factors such as an individual's age and the amount of weight lost will determine the degree to which the skin's natural elasticity allows it to conform to a reduced body size, individuals who lose substantial amounts of weight following gastric bypass or other forms of ba women's jackets riatric surgery will nearly always be faced with lax, redundant skin and tissue that cannot be addressed by even the most rigorous diet and exercise plan," says Dr. Brandy. "I frequently see patients who, like Roseanna, have achieved and are maintaining their weight loss goal, and simply want a vibrant appearance that reflects the healthier, more energized person they have become."
According to the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, more than 220,000 bariatric procedures are performed each year, a figure that has increased over the last 10 years with advances that now allow for procedures to be performed with a laparoscope.
For more information on cosmetic surgery after weight loss, contact The Skin Center Medical Spa at 1-800-429-1151 or visit our website.
About The Skin Center Medical Spa
The Skin Center Medical Spa, with three locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio, is the region's premier, full-service medical spa offering facial rejuvenation and body contouring though cosmetic surgery as well as the latest advancements in non-invasive and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation for the treatment of aging skin, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, unwanted hair, varicose and spider veins, active acne and acne scarring. Established by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD, in 1981, The Skin Center is one of the few medical facilities in Western Pennsylvania specializing exclusively in cosmetic plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments. Dr. Brandy and his colleague Fernando Colon, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of The Skin Center in Columbus Ohio, have a combined 50 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery, and together they have performed nearly 20,000 procedures. The Skin Center's surgical facilities are accredited by the AAAHC.
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