Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

After a substantial amount of weight loss, previously stretched skin often lacks the elasticity to conform to the new you. As a result, pockets of skin can hang around your abdomen and from your arms and thighs. Body contouring procedures remove this excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues, bringing your appearance even closer to the one you worked so hard to achieve.

Body contouring commonly happens in stages, where we different target different areas of the body over a span of 12-18 months. Occasionally, our plastic surgeons can combine certain lift procedures at the same time. Our surgeons will work with you to safely achieve your vision.

 

How It’s Done

 

Lower Body Lift: A circumferential procedure where we perform an abdominoplasty in the front, combined with thigh and buttocks lifts around the side and back. We often combine surgical excision with liposuction to achieve the desired result.

 

  • Thigh Lift: We lift the thigh through well-camouflaged incisions running along the inner or outer thigh and extending from the groin to the knee.
  • Buttock Lift: We remove and tighten excess skin above the upper part of the buttocks.
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty): Reduces excess skin through an incision that runs along the inner part of the upper arm, often crossing onto the armpit.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

If you are in good general health, at a stable weight, and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance, then this procedure may be for you.

 

What To Expect

 

Body contouring is an outpatient procedure, meaning a patient may return home on the same day. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort that they can control with oral medication.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre. If you feel ready to discuss your options with us, we would love to speak with you.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: