If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight, you should be very proud of your efforts. This is the first step towards dramatically improving your health. For many individuals, massive weight loss can transform their lives, providing many positive benefits such as the ability to lead a more active lifestyle and a better appearance in clothing. Whether you accomplished this weight loss through diet and exercise efforts or as a result of a bariatric surgery, the result is usually a much better quality of life. 

How Can Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Help Me?

You may find that your new figure isn’t exactly what you would have expected before losing weight. It’s common to experience a significant amount of loose, sagging skin that doesn’t “fit” your newly trim body. In these situations, plastic surgery can put the finishing touches on your weight loss efforts to help you achieve the beautiful figure you’ve earned.

Dr. Richard H. Lee offers a variety of contouring procedures by post-bariatric surgery in Newport Beach to help improve the elasticity of your skin and provide a more toned figure after significant weight loss. You can learn about your options by speaking with Dr. Lee in person. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.

Am I a Candidate for Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss?

To determine if you are a good candidate, you will need to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation with Dr. Lee. In general, good candidates for plastic surgery after weight loss:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
  • Are able to maintain a stable, healthy weight

In addition, if you lost weight through bariatric surgery, it must be at least one to two years after your bariatric procedure before you can undergo these body contouring treatments.

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Which Areas Can Be Targeted?

Post-bariatric surgery in Newport Beach can effectively improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

What Procedures Are Included in Post-Bariatric Surgery Body Contouring?

Depending on your unique needs and goals, Dr. Lee may recommend one or more of the following procedures as part of your post-bariatric surgery body contouring treatment plan:

  • Body lift – A body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, addresses circumferential excess skin throughout the mid-section. This procedure treats the abdomen, flanks, and buttocks, providing more comprehensive body contouring results than can be achieved by a tummy tuck alone.
  • Tummy tuck – A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and tighten loose muscles in the abdominal region to achieve a flatter, more toned stomach.
  • Liposuction – Liposuction can be performed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain after your weight loss.
  • Arm lift – An arm lift will tighten loose, sagging skin to provide more tone and definition to your arms.
  • Thigh lift – A thigh lift will provide more tone and definition to your thighs.
  • Buttock augmentation – Buttock augmentation can lift and reshape your buttocks to provide tighter, smoother contours.
  • Breast augmentation – Breast augmentation can help restore lost breast volume that commonly occurs after significant weight loss.
  • Breast lift – If you are experiencing sagging issues after weight loss, a breast lift can help restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance.

Please view our before and after gallery to discover the results that can be achieved from plastic surgery after weight loss.

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If you are interested in post-bariatric surgery Newport Beach, Dr. Lee is ready to help. Please contact Dr. Richard H. Lee to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation. We serve patients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and Orange County, California.

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