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After Massive Weight Loss

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Think of losing a massive amount of weight like a balloon that has been slowly deflated. It becomes saggy, loose, and misshapen. That's what happens to skin when it has been stretched by obesity and then massive amounts of weight are lost. The skin hangs. Breasts become flat. Chins and faces sag. The skin under the arms is flabby. Pockets of skin droop around thighs and buttocks.

Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation with one of the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505.

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Case 889, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: John Noonan, MD

This is an amazing history of a lovely 31y.o. who had 2 c-sections and over the past two years with dieting she managed to lose over 100 pounds. Despite this, she still presented as depicted in the photo on the left. After a thorough consultation and discussion on how to best address the problem, the patient underwent a complete abdominoplasty with suctioning and muscle tightening. The transformation was remarkable and quite rewarding!. The photos on the right were taken 5 months following the surgery. If the patient continues to exercise and follow a healthy diet, she will continue to maintain this much improved configuration. This is an excellent example of attaining the benefits of abdomi...

Case 915, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Douglas Hargrave, MD

50 yr old female lost 120 lbs with gastric bypass. Procedure: belt lipectomy, breast augmentation.

Case 351, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

Following gastric bypass surgery, this gentleman lost over 150 lbs. The excess skin of the abdomen was removed with a circumferential body lift and a lateral flank lift.

Case 154, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Steven Lynch, MD

This 62 year lady lost over 60 pounds in an effort to get more healthy. In so doing, she reached a plateau and could not lose more weight. This brings us to an interesting discussion about the inability to lose more weight and what body contouring can do to help the incentive. When patients lose a lot of weight like this, sometimes they need an extra boost to energize them to lose more weight and continue the process of getting healthy. Body contouring is a great energizer bunny !!! Note the areas of concern for this patient. She did not like the remaining rolls of fatty tissue nor did she like the way her clothes fit. She wanted to get a better shape with her waist and love handle areas al...

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Body Contouring Overview

Body contouring after major weight loss usually involves multiple procedures to achieve the desired improved appearance. Whether you've lost weight on your own or through gastric bypass, the Albany plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group can recommend a customized set of procedures, which will often include one or more of the following:

Your plastic surgeon will discuss these procedures with you during your consultation. Be aware that your new look won't happen overnight. You will likely have several procedures over a period of time. These procedures can often be combined to limit the number of surgeries that you may need. It may even be over the course of a year or two. But, eventually, you will have accomplished what is really the final stage of major weight loss - a more attractive and more toned, new, thinner you!

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Meet Our Surgeons

Meet the expertly trained Albany plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group, serving the Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Utica, and Albany area of New York.

Learn More  Request Your Consultation 

Common Questions About Body Contouring Surgery

How many procedures will I have to have?

The number of body contouring procedures you have after major weight loss will depend on your personal goals. Your plastic surgeon will recommend what procedures he or she feels will be the most beneficial for you during your consultation.

Will I have a lot of visible scars?

With virtually all types of cosmetic surgery there is scarring. In most cases, however, your plastic surgeon can minimize the visibility of these scars through careful incision placement. Over time, scars will fade and become far less noticeable.

Does insurance cover body contouring after major weight loss?

In most instances insurance does not cover these procedures. However, it is always wise to consult with your insurance provider to determine if coverage may be available. Also, discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.

How long will the effects of the procedures last?

Generally, your new look will be permanent. It's important to maintain your new weight, exercise, and lead a healthy lifestyle to realize the best results of your body contouring procedures.

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