Extreme weight loss (100 pounds or more) also comes with some unwanted side effects, specifically when you realize your skin no longer “fits” your new, trimmer body. After extreme weight loss, you will most likely experience excessive sagging and loose skin, most notably in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, upper arms, face, or neck. Plastic surgery can restore a more normal body contour.
Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery offers a variety of procedures to address loose and sagging skin following weight loss. Our surgeons will recommend one or more of the following procedures based on your unique body characteristics and aesthetic goals:
Panniculectomy: A panniculectomy removes the hanging tummy flap often left behind in your abdominal region after massive weight loss.
Belt Lipectomy: A belt lipectomy circumferentially addresses multiple areas of the mid-section in one surgery.
Lower Body Lift: A lower body lift re-sculpts the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to provide a dramatic transformation in your mid and lower body to address your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
- You are in good general health
- Your weight has stabilized
- It has been one to two years since your bariatric surgery
- You have realistic expectations for the outcome of your surgery
Ideal candidates for post-weight loss surgery should be in good general health and have maintained a stable weight for at least one year. Women should finish having children before undergoing this procedure.
It is important to understand that your skin tone and elasticity have been compromised due to your weight loss. While plastic surgery can greatly improve sagging skin and stretch marks, it may not be able to eliminate these issues entirely.