Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Procedure Snapshot

Body lifting procedures are designed to remove excess, hanging skin from the torso, chest, flanks or arms after massive weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet & exercise. Post-bariatric plastic surgery can help you feel more comfortable & confident in your leaner body.

Cost & Recovery

  • $8,000 to $19,000*
  • Body lifting procedures are highly personalized; patients typically return to daily activity in 2 to 4 weeks.

Quick Facts

  • Diet and exercise will not significantly improve sagging skin or loose abdominal muscles
  • Scars will always be present after a body lift but should fade well with proper care**
  • Abdominoplasty, chest lift, and lower body lift are popular post-bariatric procedures for men
  • 483 men had lower body lift surgery in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data

With the growing popularity of gastric bypass surgery to treat morbid obesity, Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has seen a dramatic increase in people seeking facial and body contouring.

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Does Loose Skin Eventually Tighten After Weight Loss?

After significant weight loss, people are often left with a tremendous amount of loose, sagging skin around many different parts of the body. In addition to being unattractive, excess skin can cause irritation, hygiene issues, and problems with finding clothing that fits properly.

Unfortunately, neither diet nor exercise can tighten or diminish this excess, loose skin. The only treatment option is to have it safely removed and the body re-contoured by a qualified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Body Lifting Procedures for Men

At Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Parker  can walk you through this process step-by-step and show you how to gain the tighter, thinner looking body that you can’t achieve through continued diet and exercise.

Our goal is to remove the extra skin and affected areas and leave scars that are as inconspicuous as possible. Procedures commonly performed in these situations include:

When Should You Get Skin Removal Surgery?

During your consultation, we can discuss what options will be best for you. The surgeries are performed in a safe, certified facility one year after bypass surgery or when weight loss has plateaued for 3 to 6 months.

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery, you deserve to move forward with the body you’ve worked hard to achieve. You’ve already done the hard part. We can help you take care of the rest.

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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