If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, Dr. Michaels congratulates you. Weight loss requires an inordinate amount of determination, discipline and focus. Attaining a healthy weight is great for your overall well-being and your self-confidence. However, Dr. Michaels has seen many post-weight loss patients who cannot completely enjoy their results because they struggle with loose, sagging skin. This is very common after dramatic weight loss. Luckily, Dr. Michaels offers a variety of surgical body contouring procedures to remove this excess skin, allowing you see enjoy the full extent of your weight loss.
Lower Body Lift – Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Michaels may recommend a lower body lift. This is the biggest procedure that Dr. Michaels can offer to contour your body. This procedure combines a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a lateral thigh lift and a buttock lift in one procedure.
Breast Lift – This procedure lifts sagging, uneven breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. Dr. Michaels offers state-of-the-art breast lift that uses your own tissue to give you the volume and shape you desire without the need for breast implants.
Arm Lift – Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift removes excess skin and localized fat from the upper arm leaving you with a thinner and more athletic appearing contour.
Thigh Lift – The thigh lift procedure removes excess skin and fat from the upper thighs for a result that looks tighter and more toned.
Tummy Tuck – Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and also tightens the abdominal muscles to give your abdomen a more flattened appearance.
Panniculectomy – This body contouring procedure is performed for patients that are having medical problems in their lower abdomen as a result of the hanging apron of skin, also known as a pannus.
Male Breast Reshaping – Men with gynecomastia (excess breast tissue) can have it surgically removed. Dr. Michaels will use excision and/or liposuction techniques to create a flatter and more classically masculine chest.
Upper Body Lift – This procedure is used to help remove the excess skin and rolls from your upper and lower back.
Face/Necklift – These procedures help contour the face and neck to give you a more rejuvenated appearance.
Planning Your Plastic Surgery
If you’re bothered by excess loose skin after massive weight loss, Dr. Michaels will sit down with you to discuss your individual goals and needs. Based on your concerns and a physical examination to discuss your “problem areas,” Dr. Michaels will create a treatment plan that is customized to address your unique needs. Depending on how many areas you want corrected, Dr. Michaels may suggest a combined procedure to correct more than one area during once surgery or possibly several staged procedures to give you the optimal contour. Your safety is always Dr. Michaels’ paramount concern.
To learn more about plastic surgery after weight loss, please call Dr. Michaels at 301-468-5991 or 703-957-8610 to schedule a consultation.