Achieving weight loss through bariatric procedures or just good ol’ diet and exercise is a big accomplishment, especially when patients lose a substantial amount of weight during this time. However, it can leave behind sagging skin that leaves patients discouraged. Instead of showing off their weight loss, they may hide their body because of the insecurities that this sagging skin can cause. With the help of a plastic surgeon, patients can have excess skin removed to tighten, tone, and contour their body following significant weight loss. Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA is excited to offer this treatment for new or returning patients.
What is post-bariatric/weight loss surgery?
The goal of these procedures is to remove excess skin that remains following substantial weight loss. This eliminates skin that may hang over revealing clothing, or may be noticeable when patients wear shorts, skirts, or tank tops.
What types of body contouring procedures are performed?
Each patient is evaluated to determine what the best procedures are for each individual. In most cases, patients may integrate any of the below treatments into their body contouring surgical plan:
- Thigh lift
- Breast lift
- Upper arm lift
- Lower body lift
Additionally, if patients are looking at having a breast lift, they may also integrate the placement of implants at the same time. It is not uncommon for women to combine a breast lift and breast augmentation during their procedure.
Which ones are right for me?
Dr. Samuel Lin evaluates patients and listens to their unique concerns to determine which procedures are right for their needs. Not everyone has sagging skin in the same areas, especially depending on how long they experienced obesity which can affect skin laxity and its ability to bounce back after weight loss.
Schedule an appointment at Boston Plastic Surgery to learn more!
If you are considering post-bariatric or after weight loss surgery to tighten and tone the skin on the body, now is the time to call Dr. Samuel Lin and his team in Boston, MA to discuss your options. The practice is located at 8 Binney Street Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02215 and accepts new and current patients who call (617) 632-7827 for an initial consultation.