Blog: Post Weight-Loss Surgery Options

What’s Involved in Post Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted on November 27, 2017 under Plastic Surgery

A dramatic weight loss is no small accomplishment and can leave you feeling healthier and happier, however, many people are also left with loose sagging skin that just won’t go away. When skin is stretched, it loses its elasticity, making it almost impossible to get rid of naturally after a major weight loss occurs. Post weight loss surgery can remove this excess skin using a combination of procedures depending on which areas you’re concerned with. Learn more about what you can get out of these procedures and how you can be on your way to having the body and confidence you deserve!

Tummy tuck

During your weight loss journey, you were probably striving for a flat, toned belly but are now left with excess hanging skin instead. The tummy tuck can end your frustrations and restore your muscles, giving you a smoother, firmer abdominal region. During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed and the abdominal skin is lifted, better defining your muscles.


After weight loss, you may still experience stubborn fat cells in certain areas that seem impossible to get rid of. Liposuction can remove these fat cells from common areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, waist, abdomen, and upper arms. Through tiny incisions, these fat cells are sucked out, re-contouring and smoothing your body.

Breast Lift

Like your tummy, the skin on your breasts can also lose elasticity causing them to sag. A breast lift removes extra skin and tightens existing tissue to lift and reshape your breasts, giving them a fuller appearance.

Arm/Thigh Lift

The arms and thighs are another common problem area after weight loss. The arm and thigh lift reduces sagging skin, smoothing and toning the area.

Face/Neck Lift

When you lose a dramatic amount of weight, it can be noticeable even in the face and neck area. This might leave you with loose skin around your neck and chin. A face and neck lift can remove this extra skin, tightening and defining your face.

If you’ve experienced dramatic weight loss and could benefit from post weight loss surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Basile!

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