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Why You Should Consider a Facelift After Massive Weight Loss

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Weight loss can be a life-changing achievement, both in terms of a person’s appearance and overall health. In some cases, however – particularly when a significant amount of weight is shed – people are left with unsightly and frustrating reminders of their former figure, some of the most common of which include loose skin and sagging features. Not only do these side effects of weight loss impact the body, but they can also adversely affect a person’s face. At VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi has a great deal of experience and expertise in after weight loss body and facial contouring and has helped many patients cross the finish line in their weight loss journey with cosmetic surgery. Read on to discover how a facelift after weight loss may be the final step in your head-to-toe weight loss transformation.

What happens to your face after losing weight?

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the adverse cosmetic side effects of extreme weight loss, like the development of hanging skin folds and stubborn pockets of fat on the arms, midsection, and thighs in particular. However, many people don’t realize that weight loss can have an equally detrimental impact on a person’s facial appearance. Some of the most common post-weight loss changes to the face include:

  • Deflated cheeks
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Sunken circles under the eyes
  • Baggy lower eyelids
  • Downturned mouth
  • Droopy jowls
  • Deep facial folds
  • Hanging neck (turkey neck)
  • Stubborn submental fat (double chin)
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Worn-out, sunken, tired overall look

How can I tighten loose facial skin after weight loss?

Younger patients and those who did not have much weight to lose often notice that their skin “snaps back” after weight loss without cosmetic intervention. In mild to moderate cases of loose skin after weight loss, nonsurgical skin tightening treatments may be effective. However, patients who have lost a great deal of weight – usually about 100 pounds or more – and have moderately to severely sagging skin, drooping jowls, and other concerns may be best suited to facelift surgery.

Which type of facelift do I need after weight loss?

With many different facelift techniques available today, you may have questions about which one is right for you. The answer will depend on the nature and severity of your concerns, as well as other factors. Generally speaking, patients with mildly loose skin or an isolated concern – like a turkey neck – may qualify for a less extensive procedure, like a mini facelift or a neck lift, respectively. For patients with significant hollowness in the cheeks and droopiness along the jawline and jowls, a more extensive procedure – like a full facelift – may be warranted. During your initial consultation for facelift surgery in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Khorsandi will discuss your specific concerns, assess your facial skin and features, and explain your facelift options in detail. Together, Dr. Khorsandi will help you determine which kind of facelift after weight loss can best help you achieve stunning, natural-looking results you can enjoy for many years to come.

Cross the finish line with a facelift after weight loss in Las Vegas, NV

If you’re proud of your weight loss accomplishments but aren’t able to enjoy your new look due to loose facial skin and a wobbly turkey neck, facelift surgery may be the answer you’ve been searching for. To learn more about the exceptional transformations that are possible with facelift surgery after losing weight, call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your one-on-one consultation with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today.

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