People who lose a massive amount of weight are ecstatic about their weight loss. This dramatic change has enormous benefits for their health and self-esteem.
Yet, they may have loose, heavy folds of skin that are uncomfortable and remind them of their former selves.
Their bodies may be lighter, and the fat is gone, but they are often left with all the skin that held it in place, which can be a great burden.
After weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the person’s reduced body size.
So, while they are indeed smaller, they still cover up to hide the folds of leftover skin.
Plastic surgery following massive weight loss removes excess sagging skin while improving the shape and tone of the underlying tissue.
Surgery after weight loss is the final phase of a patient’s total weight loss journey and may address some or all of the following:
- A tummy that extends around the sides and lower back like an apron
- Places on the buttocks and thighs that have hanging pockets of skin
- Breasts that have flattened and sag
- Upper arms that sag
Many patients opt for surgery in which the surgeon removes excess skin from the patient’s front and sides, and often the flank and back areas, and uses liposuction for contouring. Other surgeries can be added depending on the needs of the patient.
If you are interested in body contouring after massive weight loss, the first step is a consultation with one of the plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center, all of whom are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Real Plastic Surgery Center patient, JJ, says about the team at the Plastic Surgery Center, “They are angels, heaven sent. I owe them my happiness as well as my wonderful mother, husband and son, and the Lord above.”
After her pregnancy and a death in her family, JJ gained a lot of weight. Her journey began at 322 pounds, and she now enjoys a healthy 152 pounds.
Her five surgeries involved a circumferential belt lipectomy, a breast augmentation, arm lift and surgery on her buttocks and legs.
Her journey was long and difficult, but she says it saved her life.
Explain your journey to body contouring after weight loss:
PSC Patient: After my weight loss surgery, I had a lot of sagging skin, and it was embarrassing. It was like carrying a toddler around. Once I decided to get rid of it, I researched doctors and decided on Dr. Sprole. Her professionalism and friendship throughout the process were fantastic. The staff at the office helped me whenever I needed it. They were always there for me, and I always knew just what to expect.
Describe the recovery period:
PSC Patient: My first surgery was in December 2015, and my last was in April 2017. I am a teacher, so I planned my surgeries as best I could around my vacation times.
It was incredibly painful, but I never got an infection because I followed my doctor’s advice exactly.
Are you happy with your results?
PSC Patient: It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. They gave me my life back. I ditched my baggie clothes, and now I am wearing a two-piece bathing suit. Dr. Sprole saved my life. You can’t even tell I had surgery because my scars are so minimal.
Do you have advice for people considering surgery?
PSC Patient: Do everything your doctors says. Also, be sure you have a strong support system. I couldn’t have done it without my family and the staff at the Plastic Surgery Center.
Ready to explore your options? Schedule your consultation today!
You deserve expert guidance and exceptional results.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.