These Plastic Surgeries Can Help You After Massive Weight Loss

After Weight Loss Plastic Surgery in Long Island & NYC

Losing 100 or more pounds is an incredible accomplishment. Whether you achieved massive weight loss through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, you have reached an admirable goal. Unfortunately, men and women who shed that many pounds have loose skin and stretched muscles that don’t retract when they reach their goal weight. Plastic surgery can help you enjoy your new body shape through various procedures designed to remove excess skin and lift or tighten several body areas. 

The extra tissues and skin you have after massive weight loss pose more than a cosmetic issue. You may experience hygiene problems such as skin irritation and rashes. Dr. Arnold Breitbart will customize your post-weight loss surgeries to give you the body contour you deserve after all the work you’ve put in to improve your health and figure. 

Some of the most common plastic surgeries after weight loss include: 

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) 

A tummy tuck focuses on the upper and lower abdomen, and this area typically has residual loose skin after pregnancy or extensive weight loss. Patients who shed 100 or more pounds (or 40 percent of their body weight) may have an overhanging apron of skin in their lower abdomen. The abdominoplasty tightens the underlying abdominal muscles stretched out by weight gain and removes excess fatty tissue and skin. Dr. Breitbart may address sagging skin in the pubic region together with the tummy tuck, and the procedure can also eliminate stretch marks in the lower abdomen. 

A lower body lift can be combined with a tummy tuck to eliminate loose skin in the “love handles”  and buttocks at the same time by extending the incision around the back. Body contouring procedures may be combined in one operation after weight loss or planned for different times for your safety. 

Breast Surgery for Women and Men 

Your breasts decrease in size when you lose weight, increasing breast sagging. A breast lift can elevate the breast tissue, and breast augmentation with breast implants can restore lost volume. Men who achieve massive weight loss may be interested in male breast reduction to provide a more masculine contour and remove excess breast tissue and loose skin. 

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) and Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

The upper arms and inner thighs are common areas for loose, sagging skin after losing weight. The arm lift and thigh lift excise the extra skin, remove stubborn pockets of fat and tighten the tissues for a taut, contoured appearance. These procedures can further transform your figure and reveal the new you that you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Dr. Breitbart conceals the incisions for these procedures where possible to optimize your body shape with little to no visible scarring. 

Facial Rejuvenation 

Your face undergoes many changes as you see the numbers drop on the scale. You may have loose skin in the face and neck or lose volume in the cheeks and other areas. Facial rejuvenation with a facelift, neck lift or non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as injectables can give you a refreshed facial appearance that matches your new body contour. 

Planning Your Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgeries 

Your surgical journey after massive weight loss starts with a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon at our Long Island or New York offices. Dr. Breitbart will discuss your goals for your face and body and evaluate your current shape and medical history. He will tailor your plastic surgeries to your anatomy and needs, which may target multiple areas at once or be broken into separate procedures. Generally, patients should maintain a stable weight for at least  six months and be at or near their goal weight before plastic surgery after massive weight loss. 

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Breitbart today to reveal your final weight loss results. Email or call (516) 365-3511 today.