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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 156, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Steven Lynch, MD

This young lady lost over 80 pounds and presents with the usual type of concerns after having been so successful at achieving this goal (either through a bypass or doing it by themselves). Patients that lose massive amounts of weight are left with areas of concern including the abdomen, breasts, arms, legs and inner thighs etc. During the consultation, all of the areas of concern are discussed.  This is a great time to go over each region and determine the best approach.  With this patient, we wanted to bring in the tissue vertically as well as horizontally.  Not all patients need this but it does give an extra tool to achieve results that the horizontal tummy tuck would not include. The sca...

Case 659, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

This woman lost over 100 pounds and had excess skin of her abdomen and flanks as well as her arms. She underwent a circumferential body lift and an arm lift to remove the extra skin.

Case 722, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: John Noonan, MD

Abdominoplasty with Suction with excessive weight loss. Multiple pregnancies and excessive weight gain stretched this young woman’s abdominal wall beyond its natural ability to tighten following delivery and weight loss. Surgical recontouring enabled her to look and feel youthful again – and the incisions will fade with time. The patient has a markedly improved lower abdominal contour. She will continue to improve provided that she chooses that healthier lifestyle. Same patient showing the major abdominal wall laxity following several pregnancies (note the extensive stretch marks), corrected by liposuction, abdominal wall muscular tightening and removal of the redundant skin. Same patien...

Case 858, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Douglas Hargrave, MD

31 year old female who underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing approximately 120 pounds. This left her with upper and lower abdominal fullness and overhang. She underwent abdominoplasty and liposuction to remove the redundant fat and skin.

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

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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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