plastic surgery atlanta

woman-on-beach-in-bikiniFor someone who has just lost a considerable amount of weight, the overwhelming feelings associated with this accomplishment should be joy and pride. However, before many people in this position can enjoy their new improved and healthier body physique, there is one major challenge still standing in their way: an accumulation of loose, stretched-out skin. It’s perfectly normal for the skin in areas all over the body, especially the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and back to stretch out over time when carrying extra weight. And while there is nothing that shedding weight can do to alleviate this, I have considerable experience performing body contouring surgery to help patients with this excess skin after weight loss.

Post-weight loss surgery (sometimes referred to medically as post-bariatric surgery) is an incredibly helpful procedure method that involves using common body contouring procedures to remove excess skin and help patients fully achieve the new appearance that they desire. Whether you’ve lost 30, 75, 100 pounds or more, loose skin can emerge after weight loss. This is especially true for people in their 40’s or older, as the skin can naturally lose its elasticity over time. Ideally, patients who opt for post-weight loss surgery should have already reached their ideal body weight and should only have a minimal amount of fat (in addition to their loose skin) that needs to be removed from the treated area.

When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, the following body contouring procedures can be incredibly rewarding after weight loss:

  • Tummy tuck surgery, to remove loose skin from the abdominal area and repair damaged or stretched muscles in the abdomen if needed.
  • Arm lift surgery, to help remove sagging skin from the upper portion of the arm.
  • Lower body lift, to provide comprehensive skin removal from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and more.
  • Breast lift surgery, to remove stretched skin from the breast area and provide perkier, better-positioned, younger-looking breasts.

If you have lost a lot of weight, there’s no sense in letting excess skin dampen how you feel about your new trimmer body contour. For more information on plastic surgery after weight loss or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery tips, news, and so much more.