Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss / Bariatric Surgery

It’s not uncommon for people who lose a significant amount of weight (either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery) to be left with a lot of excess saggy skin around their torso, buttocks, thighs and arms. This skin can detract from the beautiful weight loss results they have worked hard to achieve. It can also become uncomfortable and prone to rashes and itching.

Plastic surgery is often the solution to this problem. Dr. Greenwald, can combine elements of several procedures to sculpt and tighten the contours of the body. A multiple-step approach may be recommended for the most comprehensive, transformative results. Post-bariatric surgery treatment plans often include:

Tummy tuck — tightens abdominal muscles that have separated and removes excess fat and skin from the midsection.

Thigh lift — eliminates redundant skin from the upper legs. The result is a more toned, firm appearance.

Arm lift(brachioplasty) — removes excess skin and fatty tissue through incisions along the inside of the upper arms.

Lower body lift — simultaneously enhances the contours of the abdomen, upper legs and buttocks.

Breast lift — elevates breasts that sag or droop on the chest. Breast implants may also be placed to increase the size of the bustline.

Patients may choose to compliment the transformation in their bodies with facial rejuvenation as well. Eyelid surgery removes redundant skin from the upper or lower eyelids, also eliminating puffy bags underneath the eyes. Botox smoothes wrinkles and lines, and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can plump up the lips or add contour to the cheeks for a youthful and rested-looking expression.

One of Dr. Greenwald’s strengths as a physician is listening carefully to his patients’ concerns, needs and goals, and delivering a treatment plan that addresses each of these elements. Patients feel comfortable opening up to Dr. Greenwald; numerous patients have been able to achieve amazing post-bariatric surgery results.

If you’ve recently lost a large amount of weight and are considering plastic surgery to tighten up your curves, please contact our practice.