Removing Excess Skin With Body Contouring Surgery After Dramatic Weight Loss

blog 1Many individuals are turning to bariatric surgery to help lose excess weight when diet and exercise alone prove unsuccessful. Though significantly effective at promoting weight loss, bariatric surgery often leaves behind loose, excess skin. Similarly, patients who have attained substantial weight loss utilizing a strict diet and fitness regimen may also encounter sagginess in areas where stretched skin was unable to return to its previous state. Regardless of whether surgery or discipline have lead to weight loss, it’s an impressive feat, and it’s an excellent step forward on the path to long-term health.

Still, many patients desire a solution for their excess skin, which often cannot be eliminated through non-surgical efforts and may cause discomfort or embarrassment. When such dramatic weight loss is achieved it deserves to be celebrated, not hidden. Skin tightening through post-bariatric body contouring can be a great way to remove excess skin after substantial weight loss, and it often restores patients’ sense of self-confidence, helping them continue on the path to physical and mental well-being.

Post-bariatric body contouring generally involves one or more procedures designed to reduce or eliminate excess skin that has accumulated as a result of dramatic weight loss. Typical areas that often benefit from body contouring include the stomach, breasts, thighs, face and neck, upper arms, and back.

At our practice, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland personally confers with qualified patients about their experiences, aspirations, and areas of concern to develop a body contouring treatment plan designed to address their needs and honor their previous and continued weight loss efforts.

If you have questions about post-bariatric surgery body contouring or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Copeland, please contact us today.

Check back to our blog soon to read the next installment of our three-part blog series on body contouring after weight loss. The post will discuss the typical requirements for candidates of post-bariatric cosmetic surgery.