Loose Skin after Weight Loss. Now What?

After weight loss, especially substantial weight loss, loose skin often remains no matter how much diet and exercise you do. Your options to reduce loose skin vary depending on how much loose skin you have. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Slack, will discuss with you the best options for your specific body contouring needs.

Body lift procedures are offered as part of Dr. Slack’s body contouring options. A “body lift” may involve multiple cosmetic surgeries of the upper or lower torso. Post-bariatric patients often desire a total body lift to address the loose skin of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, and breasts. A combination of procedures can provide body contouring to achieve a slimmer silhouette and a healthier physique by removing excess or sagging skin on multiple body areas.

As a mother, you may desire a mommy makeover to restore your pre-pregnancy body with a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that can transform your body’s appearance and improve your confidence. A mommy makeover can include some form of a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction or a combination of these surgeries and can effectively reverse stretch marks, laxity of the abdominal skin, loss of abdominal muscle tone, breast droopiness with loss of firmness, fullness and overall volume. The benefits of a mommy makeover can provide improved appearance of the breasts and tone of the body.

Who is a Candidate for a Body Lift or Mommy Makeover?

A body lift or mommy makeover may be appropriate for the following healthy individuals for whom diet and exercise have been ineffective for sufficiently toning the body:

  • significant weight loss
  • multiple pregnancies
  • genetic predisposition
  • loss of skin elasticity with age

If you would like to learn more about which body contouring options are right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Slack. Contact us today!

Dr. Slack’s photo gallery of his patients’ before and after cosmetic surgery photos may be helpful for you to review prior to your consultation with him.