Exploring Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Posted: March 31, 2024

skin removal after weight lossWeight loss can be life-changing, and the transformation doesn’t always stop after you reach your goal. For many patients, body contouring plays a significant role in shaping their figure as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Whether you lost weight from bariatric surgery or through lifestyle changes alone, skin removal after weight loss is one of the most impactful procedures that can help you achieve greater confidence and freedom. 

Why Do I Have Excess Skin After Losing Weight?

When your body carries excess weight for an extended period of time, it can damage the collagen and elastin fibers that naturally give your skin its tightness. Being overweight or obese stretches the skin, and when someone experiences major weight loss, this often causes the skin that remains to have little to no elasticity. 

Losing large amounts of weight quickly can result in drooping skin, which can cause physical discomfort and self-consciousness. Body contouring procedures can help eliminate excess skin on the body, as well as tighten the remaining skin and sculpt your figure.

What Are Common Weight Loss Body Contouring Procedures?

Your surgeon will recommend the right procedures for your desired look based on your needs and treatment goals. Common surgical procedures include a butt lift, thigh lift, and breast lift.

Procedures that trim drooping skin, tighten the underlying muscles and tissue, and sculpt the physique are ideal for patients with sagging skin after weight loss. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction does not tighten skin and will not eliminate any sagging skin after weight loss.

Treatable Areas

Potential treatment areas for body contouring after weight loss include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Waistline
  • Breasts/chest
  • Neck
  • Sides
  • Upper arms
  • Back

Consult With an Expert Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Anthony Miller is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who understands the intricate art of body contouring in all patients. His artistic approach to procedures allows him to help patients achieve their ideal bodies with the most effective procedures and advanced surgical techniques.

To arrange a consultation appointment, please call our office at 714-361-2671, text us at 714-248-5128, or contact us online.