The Most Popular Post-Weight Loss Procedures Explained

Losing weight is a journey, but the adventure isn’t over after you hit your ideal weight. Keep going and finish your weight loss with aesthetic surgery. You’ve worked hard to drop the pounds, let us help you achieve the body you deserve. These post- weight loss procedures will help you feel comfortable and confident in your new body.

Why Would I Need Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss?

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. After losing a large amount of weight, patients report increased confidence, better sleep, fewer health problems, less joint pain, better mood, reduced prescription medications, increased comfort, improved appearance, and a host of other benefits. You’ll be healthier and feel better.

Losing weight has many benefits, but there are a few potential downsides, too. Skin can become stretched out after years of accommodating excess fat. When you lose the weight, the excess skin often remains and may become droopy or saggy. Patients report that they look and feel deflated. Many patients are disappointed by their appearance after losing weight.

Should fears of excess skin keep you from pursuing weight loss? Absolutely not! Yes, if you lose a significant amount of weight, you may have loose skin, but don’t let that stop you. Excess skin can be treated. The benefits of weight loss far outweigh the cons associated with excess skin. Lose the weight and then see us. Your body and your health will benefit from achieving your ideal weight.

Help! I Have Excess Skin After Weight Loss. What Are My Options?

At MAE Plastic Surgery we offer a variety of treatments to shape and contour your body after weight loss. These treatments include:

  • Body Lift- The body lift is one of our most popular contouring options for patients after bariatric surgery or massive weight loss. This procedure targets many of the areas where loose skin is found including the abdomen, buttocks, hips, waist, and thighs. This procedure combines tummy tuck surgery with a thigh lift and a lower back lift. We can customize your body lift to your unique needs. Many patients choose to add liposuction or an arm lift to this procedure as well. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, ask us about our body lift. This treatment is ideal for both men and women.
  • Breast Lift– Breast sagging is a common complaint amongst our female patients, especially after weight loss or pregnancy. A breast lift reshapes the breast mound, repositioning it to a higher, more youthful position on the chest wall. It can be performed alone or paired with breast implants. If you lost the appearance of full breasts when you lost weight, discover how treatment can help you look and feel your best.
  • Liposuction– Losing weight doesn’t always get rid of stubborn fat pockets. As you drop pounds, fat cells shrink across the body, but you may be left with excess fat in your trouble spots, even after you’ve achieved your ideal weight. This stubborn fat is often diet and exercise resistant. Liposuction is the solution for unwanted rolls and bulges. It targets and permanently removes fat cells in localized areas. Eliminate those love handles or saddle bags.
  • Tummy Tuck– After weight loss or bariatric surgery, you may experience loose, stretched out skin, stubborn fat, and abdominal muscle separation. The solution to these troubles and more is a tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess skin and fat, tightens abdominal muscles, and creates a tighter, flatter tummy.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Epstein or Dr. Krochmal to discuss your options and create a treatment plan for post-weight loss cosmetic surgery.

Why You Should Seek Treatment for Excess Skin

Is treating excess skin really worth the trouble? If you’re bothered by your appearance after weight loss and struggle with excess skin, aesthetic benefits aren’t the only reason to consider a body lift or other post-bariatric procedures. Here are some reasons to consider skin removal and body shaping surgeries.

  • Improved appearance
  • Clothing fits comfortably
  • Easier and more comfortable to exercise
  • Lose final pounds- excess skin is heavy
  • Eliminate rashes and odors caused by bacteria in skin folds

Congratulations on your weight loss! Finish your journey to a new body by coming into MAE Plastic Surgery for post-bariatric cosmetic surgery. We aren’t just here to help you once you’ve lost weight; if you need help dropping pounds, ask us about our Obalon system for weight loss. We are here to support you as you become a healthier you. Call today!