How Long After Medical Weight Loss Surgery Can You Get Plastic Surgery?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


There’s no denying how dramatically a person’s health, appearance, and overall quality of life can improve with weight loss. For men and women who have a significant amount of weight to lose or those patients who have struggled to reach or maintain a healthy weight on their own, medical weight loss surgery and/or a medical weight loss treatment plan can be a fitting solution. Whether you lose weight with surgery, medication, or through traditional diet and exercise, you may be left with extra skin that prevents you from feeling confident and comfortable about your new look. Fortunately, surgical body contouring can be performed to remove loose skin, address lingering pockets of fat, and help you achieve a more complete transformation.

At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen offers a comprehensive range of after weight loss surgeries, including skin removal, that often serves as the final step in a patient’s weight loss journey. Read on to learn more about getting plastic surgery after weight loss, including when it may be the right time to schedule your procedure.

What is body contouring after weight loss?

Sometimes referred to as post-weight loss body contouring or after weight loss surgery, surgical body contouring refers to a collection of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures designed to address the unwanted side effects of weight loss and give patients a smoother, tighter, more natural-looking physique. Some of the most common treatments and procedures performed to reverse the cosmetic consequences of extreme weight loss include:

  • Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty
  • 360 circumferential lower body lift
  • Thigh lift or thigh plasty
  • Torsoplasty
  • Arm lift or brachioplasty
  • Breast lift or mastopexy
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Autologous fat transfer

How soon can I get plastic surgery after weight loss?

If you have finally reached your goal weight but have been left with sagging, loose, or hanging skin, you may be understandably anxious to schedule your consultation for plastic surgery. However, there are several factors to consider when determining the right time for body contouring after weight loss. First and foremost, patients considering post-weight loss plastic surgery should be in good overall health. Additionally, patients should have maintained their new weight for at least 3 months. For men and women who reached their ideal weight through weight loss surgery, it may be necessary to wait until their weight plateaues before undergoing a cosmetic procedure. This will allow the body time to heal and recover from the initial weight loss surgery.

During your initial consultation for reconstructive plastic surgery after weight loss, Dr. Katzen will review your health and surgical history, evaluate your concerns, discuss all of your options at length, and recommend a custom-tailored body contouring plan and timeline that best meet your needs.

With body contouring surgery after weight loss, you can finally get the slim and sexy silhouette you deserve

Why put in all the effort to improve your health and change your life without finishing what you started? If you have reached a healthy, stable weight and have maintained that weight for at least 3 months, you may be a candidate for post-weight loss body contouring surgery. To learn more about the transformation that may be possible for you, call J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule your one-on-one consultation with top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen today.

Call TODAY to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai, UAE. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call (310) 859 - 7770 to schedule your consultation to achieve the body of your dreams.

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