Surgeries After Massive Weight Loss Fort Worth TX

Surgeries After Massive Weight Loss in Fort Worth

At Westside Plastic Surgery, we commend anyone who has devoted the time, effort, and discipline to lose a significant amount of weight. A weight loss journey may be difficult, but it also has obvious rewards such as becoming healthier and more physically active.

Alas, some people are unhappy with the way their body looks after losing a lot of weight, despite achieving their goal on the scale. Although diet and exercise are great tools for reducing fat, they cannot shrink skin that has previously stretched to fit over a body’s larger contours. However, Dr. James Goggin can re-sculpt the body by removing loose skin with one or more body contouring procedures.

Benefits of Body Contouring After Weight Loss

  • Improve your appearance: After your surgeon removes your loose skin, you can show off a more sculpted body that celebrates the hard work you put into losing weight.
  • Reduced discomfort: Folds of skin trap moisture and rub against each other, which can lead to rashes, irritation, and even infection. It can also make moving around more difficult. Eliminating excess skin helps to cut down on this discomfort.
  • Expand your wardrobe: The presence of excess skin can make it challenging to find clothing that flatters your new figure. Plastic surgery can eliminate this skin so that you can show off a trimmer body.
  • Increase your will to keep the weight off: Research shows that patients who have body contouring procedures after massive weight loss are better motivated to keep the weight off because they have bodies that they are happy with.

Candidates for Body Contouring Procedures

Weight Cosmetic Surgery Loss in Fort Worth

Body contouring is appropriate for people who have reached a steady weight for an extended period after a weight loss journey (with or without bariatric surgery) and are displeased at discovering skin laxity. The ideal candidate for skin removal surgeries are non-smokers who are in good health with reasonable expectations about what surgery can achieve.

Post Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Some of the body contouring surgeries that Dr. Goggin performs that are helpful to his weight loss patients include:

  • Tummy Tuck: An abdominoplasty removes excess skin from around the stomach, an area where skin is especially prone to stretching. After your surgeon tightens the skin, you should have a flatter, firmer abdomen.
  • Thigh Lift: Loose skin around the thighs is not just a cosmetic issue. It can also cause chaffing and make walking more difficult. This surgery removes extra skin for sleeker leg contours.
  • Arm Lift: The upper arms are prone to sagging skin after weight loss, which can make wearing short sleeves much less appealing. Tightening this skin gets you ready for all summer apparel.
  • Breast Lift: After weight loss, excess skin around the breasts can lead to premature breast sagging. Breast lift re-elevates the breasts to a more youthful positioning.
  • Body Lift: Sometimes broken down into upper body lift or lower body lift, a body lift is a comprehensive surgery plan designed to eliminate excess skin from a variety of areas that need attention all at once to achieve natural-looking contours.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Goggin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who enjoys helping patients culminate their weight loss transformation with body contouring procedures. To see why he is a top choice among weight-loss patients in the Fort Worth area, please call 817-961-1950.