Loose, excess skin is a common problem for contestants of “The Biggest Loser,” because they lose so much weight in a short amount of time. When this happens, they usually turn to a plastic surgeon for body contouring surgery.
Body contouring can address the the loose skin that causes irritation, issues with the fit of clothing, as well as cosmetic concerns.
Olivia Ward is one contestant who lost 129 pounds on the program. She turned to Dr. Jennifer Walden for a tummy tuck and breast lift.
In this KXAN news segment, Dr. Walden talks about the procedures and how they worked to address the problems faced by the contestant.
Dr. Walden says she performed a tummy tuck and breast lift to complete Ward’s transformation, removing the redundant skin and soft tissue. During the tummy tuck, the doctor lifts up the abdominal skin, removes the apron of extra skin and then tightens the stretched abdominal muscles.
To address deflation and loose skin in the breasts, she performed a breast lift. After dramatic weight loss, body contouring is a form of reconstructive surgery, Dr. Walden explains.
Read more about body contouring in Northern Virginia.