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Plastic Surgery
Body contouring after enormous weight loss

Obesity has become an increasing problem affecting an extensive range of people. After achieving a good weight loss, most of the patients will have a skin excess in different areas of their body. In this case body contouring plastic surgery can play an important role to deal with this extra skin and provide a new image after weight loss.

This type of surgery is done 12 to 18 months after weight loss surgery. The patients should have weight stability for 3 to 6 months, prior to this procedure. A variety of plastic surgery procedures could be performed at different stages depending on the need of each patient and the target area to be operated on. Each surgery is adapted to fit the need of the patient and to provide the best results in term of satisfaction, comfort and confidence.

The most claimed procedures after weight loss are the Abdominoplasty, breast lift/reduction, thigh lift, arm lift (brachioplasty), lower body lift, liposuction and face lift.

It's important to know that more than one intervention could be done at a time depending on the need of the patient and the consultation of the plastic surgeon. We prefer to wait at least three months between each procedure. Our plastic surgeon will help you choosing the ideal procedure to start with in order to achieve a tighter contoured body. This will provide you with a functional and aesthetic benefit.

Types of surgeries:

  • Abdominoplasty: After an important weight loss, the internal muscles of the abdomen are stretched and extended. This will cause extra redundant skin over the anterior abdominal well. Abdominoplasty drags and stitches the muscles together creating an internal corset, and then resects all the extra subcutaneous fat along with the skin.
  • Breast lift or breast reduction: This procedure is performed to give the breast more rigidity and a better look.
  • Body lift: It consists on removing and lifting the excess skin around the entire body. This surgical procedure gives an overall reduction of the body contour.
  • Arm lift: The excess of fat & skin on the arms can be a problem with clothing after weight loss. Many patients will need an arm lift to have a tighter and smaller contoured upper arm.
  • Face lift: Facial lift can decrease the ptosis of the skin on the face and the neck. The aim of this surgery is to enable the patient to “look good for his age”, and to give the face a sharper outline and a brighter look.

Who is a good candidate?

Patients with excess skin after weight loss that are still considered obese, and desire to have a presentable appearance and are looking for improvement not perfection in the way they look, may be a good candidate for body contouring procedures.



TIPS

"A restrictive procedure is one that limits the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time."

Testimonials

  • “If you are in doubt, don’t be as long you have the more than capable hands of Dr. Georges Al Hajj and his excellent medical team.
     
    It’s from the rarest occasions that we are blessed to have such robust team to look after our health and wellbeing.

    My sincere appreciation goes to Dr. Georges Al Hajj, Dr. Rodrigue Chemaly and every member of their comprehensive team at COCP.

    Well done on setting new standard for a personalized medical services, chapeau.”

    Ahmad Yousef