Body Contouring After Massive Weightloss

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Many weight loss patients indicated they are mentally and emotionally prepared for the increased possibility of their skin sagging and/or drooping after massive weight loss.  However, as patients approach their targeted weight goal, they often discover they are not ready for their mirror appearance.  Many patients have said that if they can’t have the body that looks good then it’s almost worse than not having lost the weight.  Dr. Sheila Bond is a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Who would be good candidates for Body Lift after massive weight Loss?

For a patient who has undergone massive weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery or dieting, the skin changes because it has been permanently damaged from being stretched to such an extreme degree, and will continue to loosen and sag with age.  After massive weight loss, the changes in skin tone can be mild, moderate or even severe.  Patients who lose more than 100 pounds have an increased possibility of their skin sagging in a number of areas including the face and neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, back and thighs.

During intimate situations, some patients feel even more uncomfortable than they did prior to weight loss.  Dr. Sheila Bond has said, “Self-image can remain a huge problem since the skin doesn’t contract as a result of weight loss.”  Appearance, health and quality of life are all main goals in achieving weight loss,  Also there is a desire for healthy relationships and intimacy, without the feeling of self-consciousness.  To alleviate this problem and promote a happier quality of life, many patients opt to have surgical body contouring procedures, differing from contouring procedures performed on normal weight patients.

What can I expect during a body lift consultation with Dr. Bond?

Dr. Bond treats each patient as an individual and develops an approach to correct the problem areas that focuses on those areas that are most troublesome and then tailors to the individual patient’s needs.  This can include addressing a number of areas on the body including the face and neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, back and thighs

A careful medical evaluation is always important prior to plastic surgery, especially after weight loss.  It is important to safeguard your health, your diet modification and exercise program.  These are all integral to your weight loss and can drastically improve your overall health.  Therefore, Dr. Bond will talk to you regarding medical considerations prior to the development of a surgical plan.

After contouring, the patient’s skin will still loosen and sag much faster with age.  With body contouring, Dr. Bond can drastically improve the shape of the skin, but not the quality of the skin.  Patients seeking body contouring after massive weight loss must be realistic in their expectations. The tissues will give over time, however, not to the same degree as before body contouring surgery.

Body contouring following massive weight loss is usually extremely gratifying for both the patient and Dr. Bond.  The results are usually dramatic and provide a significant functional and aesthetic benefit to the patient.

If you are or are in the process of losing massive weight, and know there will be a need for body contouring, we recommend you contact Dr. Bond to see if you can be considered for a body contouring surgery after massive weight loss.  Call our office to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Sheila Bond. Call 973-509-0007 today.

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY). We look forward to meeting you in person.


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