Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Major weight loss is a significant accomplishment, whether by dieting alone or after bariatric surgery. Fitting into new, smaller clothing enhances the excitement you feel when you step on a scale. You are healthier, happier, and probably more active, but you may feel uncomfortable with areas of excess skin. Excess skin is unsightly and can seriously hinder your ability to participate in certain physical activities that could further improve your health. Excess loose skin can also make you self-conscious about wearing certain outfits. After all the work you’ve put into losing the weight, shouldn’t you have the freedom to wear what you want and look the way you have always wanted? Plastic surgery can be the final step to complete your transformation.  

 

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Morehouse is trained to recognize the special needs of post weight loss patients. The main difference between cosmetic surgery after major weight loss and other cosmetic procedures is the need to assess the entire body not just one targeted area. Excess skin will pucker and fold over many sections of the body from the breasts, back, hips, abdomen, thighs, arms and pubic area.

 

Body contouring procedures may include: 

  • Facelift: sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck
  • Breast lift: sagging, flattened breasts
  • Tummy tuck: apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen
  • Lower body lifts: sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs
  • Medial thigh lift: sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift): sagging of the upper arms

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