Will I Have Saggy Skin After-Weight Loss Surgery?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


For many patients, weight loss corrects one problem, but produces another – loose skin – which can leave them feeling defeated and discouraged. At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen understands the frustrating nature of this issue and is proud to help patients finally achieve their goals with after weight loss surgery. Here, we will take a closer look at what is included in after weight loss surgery, how it works, and what results may be possible for you.

Why does weight loss make your skin sag?

When we are young, our skin has a great deal of elasticity – meaning it can “snap back” to a slimmer shape even with fairly significant weight loss. With age, however, the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity. When a patient has been overweight for many years and finally loses weight, it is less likely that their stretched-out skin will be able to shrink down to a dramatically thinner frame. This leaves countless men and women with loose, hanging skin that prevents them from enjoying the results of all of their weight loss efforts. With after weight loss surgery, however, they can finally reach their goals.

What is after weight loss surgery?

After weight loss surgery is a broad term that refers to a procedure or collection of procedures designed to reverse the unwanted side effects of weight loss, like loose skin and stubborn fat. Many of the procedures included in an after weight loss plan are considered body contouring procedures, and involve techniques like skin removal and skin tightening. Some of the most beneficial and effective after weight loss surgeries include:

  • Neck lift
  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast lift (Mastopexy)
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Thigh lift (Thighplasty)
  • Butt lift
  • 360 lower body lift

In some cases, liposuction is also used during after weight loss surgery to address pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. During your initial consultation for after weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Katzen will thoroughly examine your areas of concern, explain all of your options at length, and curate a customized surgical plan that best meets your needs.

Will I have scars after skin removal surgery?

Yes. It is important for patients considering skin removal after weight loss to understand that some amount of visible scarring is unavoidable. However, Dr. Katzen takes great care to place his incisions in areas where they can be concealed as fully as possible. Even with visible scars, the vast majority of patients agree that their smoother, slimmer, more natural new look is well worth it.

Is loose skin a lingering reminder of your former frame? Take the final step in your weight loss transformation with after weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

Don’t let loose, hanging skin after weight loss hold you back from finally crossing the finish line and enjoying the results of all your hard work. Call J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with internationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, and learn more about the life-changing benefits of after weight loss surgery.

Call 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 today to schedule your consultation to achieve the body of your dreams.


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