If you are one of the many people who have worked hard to improve your health and appearance with weight loss (bariatric) surgery, then you might benefit from plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery options to further enhance your appearance and protect your health.
After successful weight loss surgery, many people have excess, sagging skin that cannot be corrected with exercise. In addition to its unsightliness, excess skin and large skin folds can be prone to:
- Hygiene issues
One of the most frustrating aspects of having large areas of sagging skin after weight loss is that it can make you feel unattractive and self conscious.
Body contouring surgery
can tighten or reduce extra skin
on your neck, arms, chest
breasts, abdomen, back, thighs, and buttocks.
Depending on the amount of weight you have lost and location of your excess skin, you can consider one or more cosmetic surgery options to tighten your skin and improve your appearance:
- Liposuction to remove fat from your hips, thighs, and abdomen to create smooth, pleasing contours
- Tummy tuck to remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles for a slender waistline and flatter stomach
- Arm lift to remove excess skin and create tighter, firmer upper arms
- Thigh lift to tighten excess skin and smooth your thighs
- Lower body and buttock lift to create smoother, tighter contours in your lower body
- Breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift with implants to restore natural breast volume and lift the bust line
- Body lift to remove excess skin and fat from the arms, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks
While some of the surgeries can be done at the same time, you might need more than one surgery to achieve the best results possible.
As long as you are in good general health, you might be a good candidate for plastic surgery after significant weight loss.
Insurance does not cover most plastic and cosmetic surgeries after weight loss; however, in some cases, insurance might cover certain medically necessary plastic surgery options. Your plastic surgeon can discuss which, if any, procedures insurance might cover.