Post Weight Loss

One of the most important steps that people affected by morbid obesity can take is losing weight — through bariatric surgery or traditional means — and starting to live healthier lifestyles with slimmer physiques. However, after large amounts of weight are lost, the body often retains loose leftover skin and fat that can be difficult to get rid of. Post-bariatric and after-weight loss procedures at Become can address a number of body areas by eliminating excess fat and skin and giving you a more fit appearance. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

The hardest part has already been addressed: you’ve lost the weight, and you’re eating healthier and exercising more regularly. And although there has been a noticeable change in your appearance, there are still areas of loose, overhanging fat and skin that you are having trouble getting rid of. Post-bariatric and after-weight loss body contouring surgery can improve contours in a variety of body areas, including:

  • Arms (brachioplasty)
  • Thighs (thighplasty)
  • Abdomen
  • Breasts
  • Face

Procedures available from Dr. Holzman can reduce excess fat, eliminate extra skin folds, and give your body and skin a more contoured, athletic appearance.

Abdominal Procedures

After significant weight loss, patients are ready to purchase clothes for their new body and are frustrated with the excess skin around the belly or abdomen.  Depending on the amount of weight loss, there can be a large amount of loose skin that may extend over the pubis and down to the thighs or even to the knee.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Loose, flabby skin under the arms is a common occurrence after weight loss, and can be improved with an arm lift. This procedure removes the excess skin and tightens what’s left, giving you a more youthful, smoother appearance to the arms.

Thigh lift (Thighplasty)

Extra skin in the upper and inner thighs can be reduced with a thigh lift. This treatment lifts the skin of the thighs and eliminates the excess, tightening the area for a smoother appearance. Thigh lift surgery can also reduce friction between the legs while walking.

Breast Procedures

The breasts can often take on a sagging or drooping appearance after weight loss. A breast lift literally lifts the skin of the breasts and gets rid of excess skin, tightening the remainder, which relocates the breasts to a higher position, thus giving them a more youthful, “perkier” appearance.

Face

Performed by our skilled surgeon, Dr. Holzman, a facelift can dramatically revitalize your facial appearance. Over time, aging, gravity, sun damage, and stress can cause the face to lose its youthful form and elasticity, resulting in the formation of deep creases, folds, wrinkling, laxity of the jaw line, and droopy cheeks. Fortunately, facelift allows for the youthful contours of the face to be restored.

After large amounts of weight are lost, the body often retains loose leftover skin and fat that can be difficult to get rid of. Dr. Holzman will assist you in choosing the procedures that will help you eliminate extra skin folds and give your body a more contoured, athletic appearance.