Losing massive amounts of body weight is certainly an achievement. Yet, one of the downsides of weight loss is the resulting excess loose skin and stretch marks when overly stretched skin fails to return to its previous shape and form. Fortunately, plastic surgery after massive weight loss can help!
Below are the most common cosmetic surgery procedures that have been proven to help those who have recently experienced massive weight loss:
A breast lift is ideal for women who are left with deflated breasts and excess sagging skin following weight loss. During a breast lift, excess skin and tissue will be removed and the remaining skin is pulled up tightly for a smooth, rounded contour. A lift can also be combined with breast augmentation and implants if you also desire added volume.
Another common surgery after weight loss is breast reduction. A woman’s breasts can grow with weight gain and remain overly large after the weight is lost. Male breast reduction can also significantly reduce sagging skin amongst formerly obese or overweight men. In some cases, liposuction may be combined with male breast reduction if excess pockets of fat are also present.
Bat wings, or having excess skin and fat in the arms, is another common problem following weight loss. For most of our patients, diet and exercise don’t seem to help. An arm lift procedure can help make your arms appear toned following weight loss.
A lower body lift could be a thigh lift, buttock lift, or a combination of both. An upper body lift targets the arms, back, and breasts. Upper and lower body lifts cannot be performed together but you can receive both procedures at different times.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most common procedures after weight loss. Patients who are left with significant amounts of sagging skin on their abdomen can improve the appearance of their stomachs and enhance their mobility with a tummy tuck.
Would you like to learn more about your plastic surgery options following massive weight loss? Call our office or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY. We look forward to your visit!
Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.