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The Next Step: Staging Procedures After Massive Weight Loss

Losing a substantial amount of weight is a significant accomplishment that requires hard work, perseverance, and commitment. While your self-esteem and quality of life may have improved, it’s quite common to experience some degree of loose or sagging skin and some areas of excess fat, as well as other aesthetic issues that affect your confidence and self-image. These problems can also have real physical effects, such as skin irritations, rashes, or difficulty finding clothing that fits.

Fortunately, body contouring surgery after massive weight loss can help you achieve a contoured, proportional, and rejuvenated body shape that complements your weight loss success. For most patients, body contouring surgery must be divided into multiple stages. These stages are designed based on your specific desires and are customized to meet your individual needs and goals.

In this blog, we’ll explore the top staging procedures I offer after massive weight loss and why these procedures are a vital element to complete your weight loss journey.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from the belly area. I perform the advanced techniques of the drainless tummy tuck for all my patients who desire improved contouring in their belly area after massive weight loss. During the procedure, I make an incision in the lower belly area usually at the bikini line, remove excess skin and fat, tighten the underlying muscles, and reposition the belly button. The result is a flatter, smoother, and more toned abdominal area with a quick recovery process.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the upper arms. This procedure is essential for individuals who have lost a considerable amount of weight in the upper body and are left with sagging and drooping skin that bother them. I make an incision either on the inside or the back of the arm and I remove the excess skin and tissue before closing everything up meticulously. The procedure results in toned, contoured, and slimmer arms.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging breasts usually caused by significant weight loss. The procedure involves removing excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, repositioning the nipple, and lifting the breast up to a more youthful position. The result is a perkier and more rejuvenated breast contour.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the thigh area. After massive weight loss, the skin on the inside of the thighs can sag and stretch, creating an unwanted aesthetic appearance. During the procedure, I combine liposuction with tissue excision to contour the thigh. After liposuction, I place an incision just above the knees and extend it up the thighs and into the groin area. This allows me to remove the excess tissues that are on the inside of the thighs. In some patients, the loose tissues are limited to the upper part of the inner thighs, therefore, I keep the incision in the groin area only. I then remove the excess skin and tissue and close the skin. The result is a toned, contoured, and more proportionate thigh shape.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a comprehensive procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the entire lower body area, including the abdomen, flanks, hips, and outer thighs. During the procedure, I place my incisions along the bikini line and around the body circumference to remove the excess skin and tissue. The underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, and the remaining skin is repositioned to create a smoother and more toned body contour.


Numerous body contouring procedures are available after massive weight loss and are essential for patients who want to experience the full potential of their weight loss transformation. These procedures can improve your physical appearance, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life, making the journey toward a healthier and happier version of yourself a complete success. For safety reasons, it is important to proceed in multiple stages for a comprehensive body transformation. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about which procedures will benefit you after massive weight loss, contact our office and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process.

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