Body contouring after massive weight loss is a transformative journey towards achieving the body you deserve. Losing a significant amount of weight is a remarkable accomplishment, but it often leaves excess skin that can detract from your new physique. At New York Surgical Arts, Dr. Gordon Andan is dedicated to helping patients who have undergone massive weight loss regain their confidence and embrace their new bodies through customized body contouring procedures.
Dr. Andan is a highly skilled board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a passion for helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His expertise in contouring the abdomen, breasts, arms, thighs, and buttocks after massive weight loss has transformed the lives of countless individuals, allowing them to finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
If you are ready to take the next step on your journey toward a more contoured and sculpted physique, schedule a consultation with Dr. Andan at his New York City or Garden City, NY office. Contact us at (516) 746-0155 or send us a short inquiry form to learn more about our comprehensive range of body contouring procedures. Let us help you achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of.
- 1 About Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
- 2 Personal Consultation
- 3 Tummy Tuck
- 4 Liposuction
- 5 Breast Lift
- 6 Arm Lift
- 7 Thigh Lift
- 8 Brazilian Butt Lift
- 9 Cost of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
- 10 References
About Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
It is considered massive weight loss if a person has lost 50% or more of their weight. (1) There are various ways of doing so, many of which require medical intervention.
How Do People Achieve Massive Weight Loss?
- Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass)
- Medication (Semaglutide – Ozempic, Wegovy)
- Diet, Exercise, Significant Lifestyle Change
Excess skin and fatty tissue can occur in various areas of the body. This can be a common concern for those who have undergone substantial weight loss, as the skin often fails to retract fully, leaving behind sagging skin that may cause discomfort and hinder self-confidence. Our customized body contouring procedures are tailored to target these specific areas, effectively removing the excess skin and restoring a more youthful and contoured appearance. These procedures may include:
Candidates for Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
Candidates for body contouring after massive weight loss are individuals who have achieved significant weight loss through bariatric surgery or other means, resulting in excess loose skin and tissue. They may have the so-called “Ozempic Body” which describes the resulting excess skin following weight loss treatment with semaglutide.
The ideal candidate for body contouring surgery is someone who has reached a stable weight and maintained it for at least six months. They should also be in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle following the procedure. It is important that candidates are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking prior to surgery, as smoking can impair the healing process.
At New York Surgical Arts, we understand that body contouring after massive weight loss can be transformative, both physically and emotionally. During your consultation, Dr. Andan will examine your body and note the areas of excess skin and tissue. He will address all of your questions and concerns, providing you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision about moving forward with the necessary procedures.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care and support throughout your entire experience. Dr. Andan will ensure that you feel comfortable and empowered to make decisions that align with your personal aspirations.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to contour and rejuvenate the abdomen. It is particularly effective for individuals who have experienced diastasis recti, which is a separation of the abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy or significant weight gain. (2)
During the tummy tuck procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen, and the underlying muscles are tightened. This results in a flatter, firmer, and more toned abdomen. The incisions are carefully placed in areas that can be easily concealed, such as along the bikini line.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Smoother Abdominal Contour
- Elimination of Excess Skin
- Tightened Abdominal Muscles
- Increased Comfort During Physical Activities
- Improved Posture and Back Support
- Boosted Overall Appearance and Body Image
If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may still need liposuction to smooth out lingering pockets of fat.
360 Degree Lipo
360° Lipo is an advanced technique in cosmetic surgery that targets fat removal from all angles of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction which focuses on specific problem areas, 360-degree liposuction aims to create a harmonious and balanced result by addressing the entire circumference of the body.
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction is a cutting-edge procedure that utilizes ultrasound technology to selectively target and remove excess fat cells from specific areas of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that offers smoother results and a quicker recovery time.
Benefits of Liposuction
- Targeted Fat Removal
- Permanently Removes Fat Cells
- Improved Body Contouring
- Reduced Recovery Time
- Minimal Scarring
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an effective procedure for restoring shape, firmness, and symmetry to breasts that have sagged or lost volume due to weight loss. Excess skin on the breasts is another common concern after weight loss. This can lead to discomfort, irritation, and difficulty finding properly fitting bras or clothing. A breast lift removes the excess skin, creating a smoother and more proportionate appearance.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
- Improved Breast Shape and Contour
- Lifted and Firmer Breasts
- Increased Self-Confidence
- Reduction in Sagging or Drooping Breasts
- Relief from Physical Discomfort
- Restored Symmetry and Balance
Depending on your unique circumstances, you may also wish to explore breast augmentation with lift or breast reduction options with Dr. Andan. Contact our office today at (516) 746-0155 to schedule your personal consultation.
Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure designed to contour and tighten the upper arms, giving them a more toned and youthful appearance. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in smoother contours and improved arm definition. It is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with loose, hanging skin commonly referred to as “bat wings.”
Benefits of Brachioplasty
- Increased Confidence
- Enhanced Mobility
- Reduced Discomfort
- Improved Hygiene
- Symmetry Restoration
- Long-Lasting Results
Achieving your desired arm appearance through an arm lift can have a profound impact on your mental and emotional well-being. You will experience increased satisfaction and contentment with your body image, ultimately improving your quality of life.
A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and reshape the thighs, resulting in a more toned and proportionate lower body contour. This body contouring procedure targets the inner and outer thighs, addressing the specific areas where loose skin tends to accumulate. By eliminating the excess skin, we can enhance the natural contours of the thighs, restore firmness, and create a more youthful and defined appearance.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
- Improved Body Contour
- Reduced Sagging Skin
- Smoother and Firmer Thighs
- Elimination of Chafing and Discomfort
- Improved Mobility and Ease of Movement
- Increased Clothing Options
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has gained immense popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Countless individuals who have undergone massive weight loss are left with excess skin and a lack of volume in their buttocks. This can also be seen in the so-called “Ozempic Butt” phenomenon, where significant deflation in the gluteal area can result in flat, poorly-defined buttocks. These features can lead patients to be dissatisfied with their overall body shape and hinder their ability to achieve the desired aesthetic goals.
Fat is harvested through liposuction from another area of the body for a BBL. The harvested fat is then meticulously processed and purified to ensure its viability for transfer.
- Lifted and Firm Buttocks
- Natural-Looking Results
- Increased Self-Confidence
- Improved Clothing Fit
- Youthful and Rejuvenated Look
- Long-Lasting Results
- Improved Body Contour
Cost of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
The cost of body contouring after massive weight loss can vary depending on several factors. At New York Surgical Arts, we understand that each patient has unique needs and goals, which is why we tailor our treatment plans to meet individual requirements.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards a more sculpted physique after massive weight loss, we invite you to contact our office at (516) 746-0155 or fill out a simple form to learn more about our services.
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- Hall H, Sanjaghsaz H. Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. PubMed. Published 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK573063/#:~:text=Introduction-