Losing significant amounts of weight is an impressive accomplishment and one that benefits your overall health. Getting to your goal weight, though, doesn’t always mean you’ve attained the body you desired when you started your weight loss journey.
After significant weight loss, you might find yourself with loose skin folds throughout your body, which can hide your smaller figure and cause complications to your health. Luckily, board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA of Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey can transform your new body with life-changing surgery after massive weight loss.
Here’s why you might need to get surgery after significant weight loss and the procedures available to help.
Why consider surgery after massive weight loss?
After losing large amounts of weight, your skin doesn’t always stretch back to the shape of your new size. Instead, your skin loses its youthful elasticity as you get older, and may remain the size it was when it accommodated your larger body.
Without surgery, this loose skin can hang in excess folds throughout your body. The excess skin can create physical and cosmetic challenges.
From a health perspective, excess skin folds can put you at risk for skin infections, rashes, and overall pain and irritation. Cosmetically, skin folds can obscure your full weight loss and make it more difficult to find and wear the clothing styles you desire.
Dr. Fodero performs a number of surgeries that remove and tighten the skin on your post-weight loss body, which help you look and feel better.
How surgery can transform your new body.
A number of procedures at Northeastern Plastic surgery help remove any loose skin and excess fat on your body after massive weight loss.
A tummy tuck can be the best solution for you if you have significant folds of skin on and around the sides of your abdomen. By removing the excess skin in this area, Dr. Fodero gives your stomach a smaller, smoother appearance, showing off those abs you’ve been working hard to attain.
Massive weight loss can cause your breasts to sag from excess skin and loss of volume. A breast lift gives you perkier-looking breasts with firmer skin. Dr. Fodero can also give you breast implants if you dislike the size of your breasts.
Thigh and lower body lift
To take away the excess skin folds in your thighs, buttocks, and lower body, Dr. Fodero can perform a lift to your thighs and lower body. These procedures give your lower body a more streamlined and toned appearance.
Dr. Fodero can perform liposuction in conjunction with procedures, like a tummy tuck, if you have areas of fat that won’t go away even after significant weight loss. Liposuction removes bulges of fat, contributing to giving your body a trimmer and more toned appearance.
Schedule your consultation at Northeastern Plastic Surgery
After you’ve lost massive amounts of weight, it’s time to finish off your journey with a surgery that gives your body the functionality and appearance you dream of having. Once you’ve done the work of hitting your goal weight, Dr. Fodero can help you with the rest by preforming procedures that remove excess skin,and fat to tone and tighten your body.
For more information about the surgical options available to you after massive weight loss, call our team or request an appointment online to make an in-person or Klara Telehealth appointment.