Putting the Final Touches on Your Weight Loss Through Plastic Surgery

Making the decision to take charge of your health and your body through bariatric surgery is no small undertaking, and we applaud your decision. 

As the number on your scale drops, you quickly realize the incredible health benefits of such a change, but you may also be left with unpleasant evidence in the form of excess tissue.

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our team of bariatric specialists provides the first, and most important, piece of your weight-loss puzzle — bariatric surgery

After your surgery, we’re still with you every step of the way as you lose the weight and make your way back into the world as a much smaller and healthier version of your former self. 

But if your tissues haven’t caught up with your weight loss, rest assured that you can tackle that last piece of the puzzle through plastic surgery. Here’s a look at how plastic surgery can put the final touches on your amazing weight-loss efforts.

Tucking your tummy

Far and away, the most popular plastic surgery procedure after significant weight loss is the tummy tuck. More than 140,000 tummy tuck procedures were performed in the United States in 2019 alone, and we’d wager that many of these patients turned to the tummy tuck after weight loss.

When you gain weight, your soft tissues — mainly your skin and your muscles — expand to accommodate the extra pounds. While these tissues are fairly elastic, there can come a point when they’re stretched beyond their limits to bounce back, especially in your abdomen.

If you’re struggling with excess skin around your belly and your abdominal muscles have separated, a tummy tuck is just the solution. 

During this procedure, your surgeon removes the excess tissue and brings your abdominal muscles back together, giving you a more toned abdomen that better shows off your weight loss.

Let’s talk turkey

Many weight-loss patients are left with a dreaded “turkey neck” after losing 50% or more of their body weight. If you have excess tissue that hangs around your neck, obstructing your profile, a neck lift is a great option.

Body lifts

While the face, neck, and abdomen are some of the more common target areas after weight loss surgery, other parts of your body may benefit, including your:

These body-contouring procedures typically involve removing any excess tissue left from your heavier days, as well as lifting certain areas to restore them to their previous positions. 

For example, for women who are left with sagging breasts after weight loss, your surgeon can lift and augment the breasts. By the same token, if you’re left with drooping buttocks, your surgeon can turn to a buttock augmentation to restore a perkier hind end that better fits your new body shape.

The bottom line is that plastic surgery of any kind is a personal decision, and our goal here is to simply outline your options

If you’d like to learn more about your plastic surgery options after weight loss, please contact one of our six locations in Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Tucson, or Phoenix, Arizona, to set up a consultation.

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