Losing more weight is a major achievement. But once we achive goal, we might find that our new healthier, thinner body needs some additional fine-tuning. That’s because large amounts of excess skin that have been stretched around the abdomen, arms, legs, breasts and face may have lost its elasticity. After significant weight loss, the skin often fails to shrink back to its former size and shape.
Plastic surgeons in our center offer excess skin removal (body contouring) surgeries designed specifically for patients who have achieved significant weight loss. Procedures that remove skin or fat, tighten and lift can be used as a complement to help us to fit better
For abdomen we proceed for “tummy tuck,” or” abdominoplasty” involves removing excess skin and tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles.
A number of breast procedures are available, including breast lift with or without augmentation (enlargement with implants) and breast reduction.
Face and neck
Removing excess skin around the face or neck after weight loss is similar to a traditional facelift, except that more skin is removed.
A combination of body contouring surgeries may be done at the same time, as long as safety can be maintained. An “upper body lift” may include a combination of surgeries to the arms, back, and breasts/chest.
A “lower body lift” may include combination surgeries to the hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.