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Obesity has been at epidemic proportions in this country for quite some time now and there is no end in sight. Many individuals have either realized or have been informed by their physicians of the multiple untoward ramifications of this condition including a litany of medical problems and elevated risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancers and arthritis – and have decided to take definitive actions.

Fortunately, a lot of these individuals have been at least partially successful in achieving their goal to lose a large amount of weight, which often is in the range of 50 to 100 pounds or more. Some can realize this massive weight loss by adhering to a regimen of strict dieting and vigorous, consistent exercising. Others pursue bariatric (weight loss) surgery such as the lap band or gastric bypass.

Regardless of the approach, one’s health, quality of life and future prospects are improved with a substantial or massive weight loss. You feel better, have more energy, are more active and look much better, at the very least, in clothes.

Yes, in clothes!

Looking in the mirror while wearing your birthday suit, you see a trimmer, more attractive you. But…depending on the extent of weight loss, period of time of the loss, genetics and other factors, your skin may be loose, redundant and over-abundant. Additionally, it may have stretch marks, very poor elasticity and even hang or cascade down.

Now what do you do?

Fortunately, there is a wide array of plastic surgery procedures that can be performed in order to improve and rejuvenate your appearance while correcting the deformities and issues associated your previous overweight condition and the subsequent (massive) weight loss. These can address essentially any area of the body that suffered the consequences of weight problems such as your trunk, breasts, arms, legs and thighs, face, neck and eyelids.

For laxity of the trunk and lower body, consideration can be given to extended tummy tucks, thigh and buttock lifts and even circumferential treatment with a “belt lipectomy”. Treatment of the breasts in women usually involves breast lifts along with a possible breast augmentation. The approach for men would be a breast reduction. The skin of the upper arms can be tightened and contoured with arm lifts. Facial laxity can be addressed with facelifts, forehead lifts and eyelid surgery. Liposuction of a variety of areas may also be beneficial.

Post Weight Loss Body Contouring

For patients who have experienced massive weight loss and who desire to correct multiple areas, an integrated treatment plan is custom-designed to their needs. Dr. Steven Turkeltaub will precisely evaluate your situation and discuss explicitly and thoroughly with you the recommended plastic surgery procedures and strategies. The following are some of the most common post weight loss treatments available at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

Depending on the areas to be improved, staging of the procedures may be indicated. For example, a belt lipectomy and tummy tuck can be performed during the first session followed several months later with a breast lift with enlargement and an arm lift.

Before-and-After Photos*

Before-and-after pictures of actual patients reveal the profound effects that can result from body contouring procedures.

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*Individual Results May Vary


*Individual Results May Vary

Interested in Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss?

Contact our plastic surgery practice online or by phone to schedule an initial body contouring consultation with Dr. Turkeltaub. We are dedicated to helping patients look and feel naturally beautiful.

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