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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 727, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: John Noonan, MD

Abdominoplasty with Suction with excessive weight loss. Older patient desired recontouring of the lower abdomen to give her a “boost” following a commitment to better lifestyle. The incision has faded but the benefits persist, thanks to this patient’s adherence to a “healthy lifestyle”.

Case 155, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Steven Lynch, MD

This 24 year old lady lost over 120 #'s! Although she was extremely happy to lose the weight, she also was left with a great deal of loos skin in several areas including her breasts and body. In addition, her arms became more loose and flabby. She essentially needs to be "compacted with a skin reduction. This involves several approaches that can all be done safely at the same operative setting. With the breast lift, the patients nipples are elevated to a position above the crease below the breasts. The tissue is compacted but as you can see, even in the early stages, there is some sloping above the nipples. The best way to make her breasts "young and perky" is to add implants to enhance the ...

Case 914, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Douglas Hargrave, MD

52 yr old female w/ 40 lb weight loss. She has had difficulty losing additional weight due to the size of breasts and abdominal girth. Procedure: breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction flank.

Case 283, After Major Weight Loss

Surgeon: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

Patient underwent a circumferential body lift and a thigh lift following a significant weight loss.

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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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