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Are You Considering Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Do you feel hindered after your weight loss journey by loose skin? Did you know plastic surgery after weight loss is quite common? Body contouring procedures are an excellent solution to eliminate the appearance of loose, sagging skin that most people have after significant weight loss. Common troublesome spots can be nicely contoured with an after weight loss (AWL) surgery along with the right plastic surgeon.

Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is the Chief Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Khorsandi offers a surgery option for both women and men to help them tackle their issues after weight loss. For most patients, losing weight is the hardest part, but what can be left behind is loose, deflated skin. Body contouring with skin removal or skin tightening can ultimately help patients reach their personal goal of loving the way they look. If you need cosmetic help after losing weight, qualified, experienced surgeons like Dr. Khorsandi can help.

Are You Dealing with Loose Skin After Weight Loss?

When individuals lose weight, the skin has to contract to conform to a person’s new shape. A common problem with fluctuating weight is how skin loses elasticity. Once skin becomes lax, it won’t bounce back regardless of what exercises you do. It can be one of the biggest challenges for men and women trying enjoy their new weight success to deal with deflated, unappealing skin in certain areas. Weight loss surgery with a plastic surgeon can help. Extra pockets of unwanted fat and excess skin can be removed to give your body a whole new look. With today’s cosmetic realm of possibilities, women and men of Las Vegas have an array of options to reshape their body in all the right areas at the end of their weight loss journey.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Generally, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight (100 pounds or more) need body contouring help in certain areas. The goal of any after weight loss surgery (AWL) is to lift the body and reduce the amount of loose skin, so individuals appear more fit and contoured. Working closely with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Khorsandi will allow both women and men to target different areas that can be transformed at the same time. Those typical groups for body contouring after weight loss are:

Upper Body Lift – can incorporate a tummy tuck, liposuction, arm lift, and breast lift. Female patients can even include breast augmentation.

Lower Body Lift – can incorporate thigh lift, butt lift, removal of excess skin, and liposuction

Patients can even choose to do specific standalone procedures; for example, some patients want to get rid of flabby skin under their chin, so they need a neck lift. Loose, sagging skin around the abdominal area is a common issue for patients after weight loss, so a tummy tuck procedure can address this concern. There are different types of tummy tuck techniques. If a patient has minimal muscle laxity and a small amount of loose skin, then a mini tummy can manage it. For patients who have a significant amount of loose skin in their lower abdominal area, also known as “apron fat,” then a panniculectomy can help with this condition. Dr. Khorsandi can customize this type of cosmetic procedure to achieve the aesthetic goal needed for each patient.

Consultation with A Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon

As with any cosmetic or surgical procedure, a private consultation is always needed. Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is one of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons in the Las Vegas area. Dr. Khorsandi will listen to your concerns and then work with you to identify the target areas. The ideal candidate for body contouring procedures after weight loss are nonsmokers, in good health, and have maintained their ideal weight for at least six months or more.

Dr. Khorsandi will devise a surgical plan to address any fat removal needs with liposuction and skin tightening help, so patients get the desired results needed from their post weight loss surgery. Body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift can be life-changing for individuals who have done the hard work of losing the weight. After weight loss surgery can boost a patient’s self-confidence and even make it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By removing excess skin that is cumbersome and limits mobility, patients can begin to incorporate new exercise programs that may not have been possible before their after weight loss surgery.

If you have accomplished your weight loss journey and now need body contouring help, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi of VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas.

Dr. Khorsandi and his professional team offer the highest level of care to each patient. Dr. Khorsandi has an extensive amount of medical and surgical experience, along with the patient results to prove it. He will listen to your aesthetic needs, evaluate your case, and determine the right surgical plan so you can enjoy your new look even more. Call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.