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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

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Surgery After Weight Loss

When you have lost a significant amount of weight – either through diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery – body contouring is a method of restoring a smoother, more pleasing shape to your body. Body contouring/body reshaping involves removing and tightening excess skin and tissue to restore self-confidence and help clothing fit correctly.

These surgeries require particular expertise. Our surgeons have performed numerous body contouring procedures with excellent results.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

All of our surgeons are Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Experience Matters

We have over 60+ years of practical cosmetic and plastic surgery experience serving patients just like you!

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Our expert team of medical professionals is here to help you every step of the way through your journey.

Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Experts in Macon, GA​

What can body contouring after massive weight loss improve?

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  • Skin Elasticity: Skin may lose elasticity after being stretched for extended periods, making it challenging to snap back after weight loss.
  • Comfort & Mobility: Excess skin can cause discomfort, chafing, and mobility issues.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: Loose skin and stubborn fat can obscure the results of weight loss, affecting one’s self-esteem and body image.

Areas of the body that are most often corrected with body contouring procedures include the face, neck, arms, chest, breasts, abdomen, back, thighs, and buttocks.

What happens during body contouring?

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No two body contouring surgical plans are the same, so we will develop a plan with both your medical needs and your aesthetic desires in mind. Depending on the amount of tissue that you need removed and tightened, you may require multiple surgeries to be performed over a period of months.

The procedures that might be involved in body contouring include:

  • Liposuction to suction excess fat that was not alleviated during the weight loss.
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) to remove excess skin and fat in the abdomen. This is often performed as either an Extended Abdominoplasty or a Fleur-de-Lis Abdominoplasty.
  • Facelift to tighten the skin of the face if sagging or wrinkles resulted from the weight loss.
  • Dermal Fillers to restore lost volume in the face if the weight loss has caused minor lines and wrinkles or a gaunt appearance in the face. This is a non-surgical procedure that might be an alternative to a facelift in some cases.
  • Breast Augmentation to insert breast implants if the breasts have become deflated by the weight loss.
  • Breast Lift to lift the breasts if they are sagging after the loss of weight.
  • Breast Reduction to make the breasts smaller if they are uncomfortably large or too large for the body after the loss of weight.
  • Male Breast Reduction for men with gynecomastia (male breasts) to restore a masculine-looking chest.

Please visit the individual pages for these procedures for more detailed information.

What can you expect after body contouring?

Since your surgical plan is highly personalized, your recovery will depend on the number of procedures you experience. When you decide to undergo body contouring, we will provide you with extensive details about what you can expect before, during, and after each surgery. Our goal is your comfort – both physical and emotional.

Are the results of body contouring long lasting?

Tissue is removed during many body contouring procedures, so the results are long lasting. Aging, weight gain, or further weight loss can affect the appearance of the body in the future, however.

Are the results of body contouring long lasting?

This is a discussion to have with your surgeon. Often, we will try to prioritize patients’ areas of concern, and several areas may be addressed in a single surgery. Our goal is to ensure that the patient has a safe plan for addressing all of their areas of concern, giving them the highest likelihood of healing without complications.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help tailor a plan to your unique needs and goals.

While all surgeries leave some form of scarring, advanced techniques and post-op care can minimize and strategically place scars to reduce visibility.

It's advisable to wait until you've maintained a stable weight for 6-12 months and are in good overall health.

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Wrapping Up

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Body contouring after massive weight loss is the final chapter in a transformative journey. It offers a way to fully celebrate weight loss achievements, allowing one to live more comfortably, confidently, and without the physical reminders of past weight struggles.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

All Our Providers are Board-Certified and State-Licensed Medical Professionals.

Experience Matters

All of Our Medical Providers Have Years of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Experience.

Comprehensive Care

Surgical and Non-Surgical Options. Plus an Accredited Surgery Center On-Site.

Qualified & Caring Staff

Our Staff Has Years of Experience Providing Plastic Surgery Care and is Ready to Serve You!


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