After substantial weight loss, whether a result of bariatric surgery or of diet and exercise, many people find they have an excess of skin, skin folds, stretch marks, and uneven distribution of remaining fat deposits. For many patients, losing the weight is just the beginning of the journey to becoming one’s ideal self.
Cosmetic Procedures after substantial weight loss :
Factors that determine your exact action plan include amount of weight lost, skin texture and laxity, and distribution of remaining fat deposits. Most important is the patient’s own vision of what the outcome will be.
- For women, a Mastopexy (breast lift) and breast augmentation to restore fullness and shape
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to address stretch marks, excess skin folds, and to tighten abdominal muscles
- Surgical procedures to correct facial and neck excess skin
- Buttock lift
- Upper arm lift
- Laser liposuction to address uneven fat distribution
Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: Abdominal Contouring
This patient lost a significant amount of weight, but was unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen. She could not fit into the clothes she wanted and was unable to feel comfortable tucking in her shirt. The after images show the how the newly tightened abdominal muscles change the shape in frontal and profile views. The excess skin is removed and the patient is thrilled with her new shape.
Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: Chest Contouring
With loss of volume, the skin can be saggy. This can occur both in men and women.
Male Breast Reduction
or breast lift (mastopexy) for women can restore the shape to the chest for a firmer contoured figure.