Body Contouring : Body Contour Surgery Following Massive Weight Loss

Patients who have managed to lose a significant amount of weight can become frustrated by the appearance of excess redundant skin. Significant weight loss is becoming much more common due to gastric bypass (“stomach stapling”) operations. Just as some women have excess abdominal skin after one or more pregnancies, many patients who undergo gastric bypass operations have excess skin in the areas of weight loss. This can occur in any area that was affected, including the neck, breasts, arms, back, abdominal wall, hips, and legs.

There are several San Francisco cosmetic surgery procedures that are helpful in treating this condition. A neck or a face lift can reduce excess folds of skin around the face or neck; a breast lift can be extended to the sides and back to help eliminate excess skin in those areas; a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is frequently required, sometimes with extension to the back.

Techniques originally devised to rejuvenate the upper arms can be used to eliminate the excess skin that can occur following significant weight loss. Likewise, thigh lifts can be used to improve the appearance of the legs.