Perhaps you have lost a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery or with diet and exercise. Or you are currently on your weight loss journey and planning for the future. Wherever you may be on your weight loss journey, Congratulations! Our massive weight loss (MWL) patients are some of our most inspiring. Not only have they lost the weight, but they KEPT IT OFF and are ready to live life to its fullest.
Frequently with MWL, the skin quality has changed, there may be more of it, and the ligaments holding certain structures in place become lax, similar to a rubber band that has been stretched past its limit. As a result, the body structure within is now thin, but there may be residual loose and excess and sagging facial, neck, arm, breast, tummy, buttock and thigh. Patients feel like they are now wearing a large coat of skin. Exercise can help some patients tone up their underlying musculature, but excess skin needs to be surgically removed and underlying soft tissues lifted for optimal results. For optimal satisfaction, it is important that our patients understand that the quality of their skin will determine the quality of their results. The following types of surgeries are typically used to address the following areas:
Face → Face Lift
Neck → Neck Lift
Breasts → Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, placement of an internal bra, Breast reduction
Arms → Liposuction, Arm Lift (brachioplasty)
Trunk → Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), Body Lift, Buttock Lift, Gluteal Augmentation
Thighs → Liposuction, Thigh Lift
Can I Combine My Surgeries?
Yes, this is often a possibility. However, there is a limit to how many procedures can be performed in one setting safely. Dr. Wong will review your goals and priorities with you and create a personalized plan. If many procedures are performed at once and the risk of forming blood clots (venous thromoboembolisms) are higher, there is a possibility that an overnight stay in surgical facility or hospital will be indicated.
Our bariatric patients love that they can enjoy their brand new bodies and finally let their confidence shine!
*Individual Results May Vary