For those of you who have experienced major weight loss, whether naturally or through weight loss surgery, and are distressed about your excess sagging skin and/or fatty tissue, do not despair because there are body contouring surgical procedures that can help correct these conditions. Follow these tips to help you decide when to have plastic surgery after major weight loss.
Be at and Maintaining Your Goal Weight
A person seeking plastic surgery after major weight loss needs to be close to or at their goal weight for at least 6 months to 1 year before their surgery. This helps to ensure that the individual is done losing weight and the body has adjusted to the changes.
Be Mentally and Physically Ready
A big part of working with you on these surgeries is managing your expectations. Dr. Chang customizes the procedures based on your goals, anatomical needs, and overall general health. If you have had major weight loss, you may require adequate nutritional support pre-surgery because your body could be low in wound-healing nutrients like protein.
Customizing Your Post-Weight Loss Surgery
Depending on your needs, your post-weight loss surgery can be performed in one operation or in stages if more extensive treatment is needed. Dr. Chang will examine your concerns and design a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Having a plan and making preparations beforehand can better prepare you for your plastic surgery after major weight loss.
Each person will have different needs, but some of the most common procedures included in post-weight loss surgery include:
- Breast lift
- Lower-body lift
- Upper arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Neck lift
After the surgery and with proper diet and exercise, results from body contouring and cosmetic surgery procedures after massive weight loss can result in a huge boost to your confidence.
If you’re ready find out more about plastic surgery after major weight loss, contact us online or call us at 410-701-3465 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang.