Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight (100 pounds or more) are overjoyed with their success and proud of what they’ve achieved. Unfortunately, some patients may also be disappointed with the substantial amount of loose skin left behind. Body contouring after massive weight loss reduces excess fat and skin. This results in a more normal appearance both in and out of clothes. A body contouring (or body lift) procedure can include one or more of the following:

For the Upper Body

Breast Lift/Breast Reduction: A mastopexy procedure, commonly known as a breast lift, can help correct drooping, flattened breasts with or without the use of an implant. This can produce an elevated, more youthful-looking breast contour. After weight loss, if the breasts are still too large or heavy, a breast reduction procedure may also be suggested to decrease the breast size.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty): Frequently after extreme weight loss patients are left with flabby skin and fat around the upper arms. An arm lift procedure can reshape the upper arm, which can lead to a smoother, tighter contour.

Upper Back Lift: Very rarely patients who have lost an extreme amount of weight are left with loose skin and fat pockets in the upper back area. In that case an upper back lift may be included in the body contouring procedure.

For the Lower Body

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): A tummy tuck is intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen by reducing excess loose or sagging abdominal skin. For some patients tightening of the abdominal wall muscles is included in the procedure as well. How much skin needs to be removed and from where determines the length of the incision (scar). Learn more about a tummy tuck procedure.

Buttock Lift with Augmentation: After massive weight loss patients are often left with a flattened, drooping backside. A buttock lift with augmentation will adjust the shape, size and position of the buttock.

Lateral and Medial Thigh Lifts: Reshapes the inner, outer and mid-thigh by excising sagging skin. Liposuction may also be used to reduce stubborn, excess fat that is not lost with diet, exercise or weight loss surgery.

Am I a Candidate for Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss?

Has your weight stabilized?

Your best result from a body contouring procedure will be obtained when you have been at a stable weight for several months.

You are committed to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition

Body contouring results can be long-lasting if you continue to maintain a healthy weight after the procedure.

“Dr. Franckle and his staff are more than wonderful. They are knowledgeable, friendly, understanding and calming. They have been great through this whole process. My results are amazing and the outcome of my surgery exceeded all my expectations.”

Post-Operative Patient – December 2015

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