Surgery After Weight Loss

Feel comfortable in your skin

Losing a significant amount of weight is not easy, even with options like bariatric surgery, weight loss medications, and subscription meal services and workout programs. You put in a lot of hard work to lose weight, but you may still feel self-conscious about your appearance because of excess, sagging skin. Dr. Paul M. Parker performs plastic surgery after weight loss at his Paramus, NJ, practice in Bergen County, New Jersey, to help patients from Hackensack, Ridgewood, Mahwah, Somerset, and surrounding areas put the finishing touches on their weight loss accomplishment.

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How Much Does Surgery After Weight Loss Cost?

Because Dr. Parker customizes each procedure based on the needs and goals of the patient, the cost of the body contouring procedures depends on the extent of the operation and which procedures he performs. We provide an estimated price quote after your consultation, which you can review without pressure before making your decision.

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Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Options

Dr. Parker customizes body contouring surgery after weight loss based on your needs. Surgery after weight loss includes a collection of procedures that lift and tighten tissue and skin in specific areas of the body. Your surgical plan may include one procedure or a combination of several procedures. Depending on the number of areas addressed, Dr. Parker may perform a single operation or recommend staging the procedures.

Here are the most common plastic surgery procedures performed for weight loss patients:

Body Lift

This procedure involves lifting and tightening skin on the outer thighs, buttocks, hips, waist, and abdomen. It’s also referred to as a:

  • Lateral thigh and buttock lift
  • Circumferential abdominoplasty
  • Circumferential body lift
  • 360° body lift

Dr. Parker combines a tummy tuck with an outer thigh and buttock lift to remove excess skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and restore a smoother, more natural-looking body contour. A body lift is the most extensive post-weight loss surgery option available. You may elect to combine it with an inner thigh lift or bra line back lift.

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Having lost 70-80 pounds for a second or third time (slide back from discouraging sight of excess skin), we decided to take the plunge of body lift, a tummy tuck and minor lipo. I look and feel great, recovery time and all expectations have been spot on. My wife and I are extremely happy with the outcome.”

-5-Star RealSelf review

Arm Lift

Excess skin on the upper arms—sometimes referred to as “bat wings”—may make you self-conscious about going sleeveless. The upper arm is a common trouble spot for women and men who lose significant weight.

Dr. Parker performs a traditional arm lift, or brachioplasty, for patients after weight loss. This procedure involves an incision along the inner upper arm from the elbow to the armpit. He then removes the excess skin and tightens the remaining tissue. This technique achieves dramatic results. With proper care, the scars often fade significantly during the first year.

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Thigh Lift

Dr. Parker offers 2 different thigh lift techniques, depending on the amount of excess skin.

Crescent Thigh Lift

Dr. Parker makes a crescent-shaped incision hidden in the groin crease to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper, inner thigh. This procedure creates a smoother, slimmer contour of the inner thighs with a well-concealed scar in the groin crease (see illustration).

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Vertical Inner Thigh Lift

A vertical inner thigh lift removes more loose skin than a crescent inner thigh lift. During this procedure, Dr. Parker removes a vertically oriented ellipse of skin and fat from the inner thigh (see illustration). After removing the ellipse of skin and fat, he closes the incision with sutures that result in a vertical scar on the inner thigh. This more aggressive procedure produces a more apparent scar than the crescent lift. Dr. Parker most commonly performs it in patients with significant weight loss and markedly loose inner thigh skin.  

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Inner Thigh Lift Illustration
Left: Inner Thigh Lift Incisions
Right: Crescent Thigh Lift Incision

Bra Line Back Lift

Even women who haven’t lost weight may be self-conscious about loose back skin that appears when wearing swimsuits or other revealing clothing. A bra line back lift addresses sagging skin and visible fat rolls and bulges in the upper and mid-back with a scar hidden beneath the bra.

Dr. Parker has patients bring a revealing swimsuit or bra with them on the day of surgery. He draws the bra’s outline on the patient’s back with a surgical marking pen, along with a proposed incision that extends horizontally underneath the bra. Dr. Parker then gently pinches the excess skin and fat to be removed above and below the intended scar.

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Our Experienced surgeon

Dr. Paul M. Parker

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker combines an unwavering dedication to patient satisfaction with surgical expertise to create aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results.

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Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Parkers credentials logos including Fellow Americna College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, The Rhinoplasty Society, The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, New Jersey Society of Plastuc Surgeons, & The Plastic Surgery Foundation

What Is Recovery Like?

Each patient’s recovery is unique, based on the procedures performed and how quickly they normally heal. Dr. Parker’s Rapid Recovery techniques are designed to minimize discomfort and accelerate your recovery.

Rapid Recovery Surgery After Weight Loss

The Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery techniques used during and after surgery after weight loss help you heal more rapidly and comfortably than what you might experience at another practice. This means less time off from work and a sooner return to your normal activities.

Dr. Parker’s Rapid Recovery protocol includes:

  • Short-acting anesthetic agents and anti-emetic medications to hasten the recovery from anesthesia
  • A tailored regimen of medications given before, during, and after surgery to minimize postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising
  • Three postoperative medical manual lymphatic drainage massages to reduce swelling and bruising as well as accelerate healing
  • Topically applied state-of-the-art scar cream to help minimize the scars’ appearance.

The day after your surgery, you can shower and resume light activities. We encourage you to move around briefly starting the first day to boost circulation.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort, and the dissolvable sutures don’t need removal. If you have a desk job, plan to take several days off. You can usually start light exercise within 2 weeks and upper body exercises within 3 to 4 weeks. You should be back to unrestricted activity in 4 to 6 weeks.

We encourage you to move around briefly starting the first day to boost circulation.

Your Consultation & Imaging Session

Consultations at the Parker Center are special. Dr. Parker will spend extra time with you, ensuring that he understands your goals and that you are fully educated about each potential solution. Additionally, our imaging expert will help you see the possibilities with digital photo imaging to show you what you will look like after surgery. Patients who are comparing providers often tell us our consults are the most thorough and informative they’ve ever experienced!

Request a Post-Weight Loss Surgery Consultation With Dr. Parker

If you’re bothered by loose skin after weight loss and want to discuss your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon, request a consultation with Dr. Parker using the online form. He will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain the procedure with no pressure to make an immediate decision. You can also call us at (201) 967-1212 to schedule an appointment.

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Results: Dr. Parker is known for remarkable results that may surpass your expectations

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