Skin Removal after Massive Weight Loss

Skin RemovalAfter massive weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, a board-certified plastic surgeon can remove excess sagging skin and fat surgically. Following substantial weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to “bounce back” to the reduced body size. Body contouring procedures on a woman or man will result in a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.

Feeling confident and excited about your weight loss accomplishments can be heightened once your loose skin is removed and you are able wear clothes that accentuate your new figure! To revive your youthful physique, a surgical assist can be the help you need!

For better recovery and budgetary concerns, your plastic surgeon can tailor a surgical plan for your body contouring procedural needs extended over months or years. Cosmetic surgery will most likely not be covered by your healthcare insurance. However, most plastic surgeons offer some type of financing at a reduced or zero percent interest rate. Your surgeon may recommend a combination of the following lifts to accomplish contouring of your face, neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, lower body, and thighs.

  • Facelift and neck lift to correct sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck.
  • Arm lift to correct sagging of the upper arms
  • Breast lift to correct drooping, flattened breasts
  • Tummy tuck to correct the apron of excess skin around the abdomen.
  • Lower body lifts to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
  • Thigh lift to correct sagging skin of the inner and outer thighs

Your plastic surgeon may recommend a “360 degree circumferential” meaning skin removal all the way around your midsection and lower body, not just your tummy. This 360-degree lift eliminates lower back rolls, and provides some elevation of the outer thighs, and buttocks. Your surgeon will want to know that your Body Mass Index (BMI) is low enough to have surgery. A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25, overweight is between 25 and 30, and obese is 30 or higher.

For your own patient safety, schedule a cosmetic consultation with a highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon. All members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which is a recognized board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. To find a board-certified plastic surgeon near you, search the DSPS member directory.