Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss

Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss

09th Nov 2015

Body Contouring Surgery after Weight LossMassive weight loss leads to some very serious aesthetic or cosmetic problems for patients. The most common aesthetic side effect of massive weight loss, after bariatric surgery or otherwise,is folds of excessive skin all over the body. Quite often, they can be very psychologically disturbing for the patient.

Whenever there is massive weight loss, the skin and tissues under the skin, called subcutaneous tissues, undergo very significant deflation, leading to collapse and sagging of the skin. The loss of fat from intra-abdominal areas also contributes to developing folds of redundant skin. Sagging skin folds can appear on theabdomen, thighs, hips, arms, chest, orneck; in fact, skin sags and folds of redundant skin develop all over the body. These are extremely difficult to treat with non-surgical methods due to serious loss of skin tone and shrinking ability. Therefore,body contouring surgery is the only option.

There are a variety of procedures that can be part of body contouring surgery after weight loss:

  • Abdominoplasty, also called a “surgical tummy tuck,” is done to remove abdominal skin folds and give the patient a firm, flat, and tight belly.
  • Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, corrects the sagging of arms, also called “bat-wing” deformity.
  • A breast lift, with or without breast implants, will restore the normal position, fullness, and firmness of the breasts.
  • An upper body lift is done to remove sagging folds of skin on the chest and upper back.
  • A lower or lateral body lift is performed to tighten the sides of the thighs, hips, and loose waistline.
  • Thighplasty tightens the thighs by removing folds of skinon the inner thighs, outer thighs, or posterior thighs.

Other areas can be suitably tightened by appropriately designed procedures as suggested by the cosmetic surgeon. To learnmore about body sculpting procedures and address your doubts regarding the results achieved by such surgeries, log on to

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