Surgery After Weight Loss for Men

Put the finishing touches on your transformation

Excess skin is an unfortunate by-product of extreme weight loss, but the good news is that body contouring surgery can improve your look. Dr. Paul M. Parker performs body contouring surgery after weight loss at our Paramus, New Jersey, practice in Bergen County to help men from Ridgewood, Hackensack, Mahwah, Somerset, and Bergen County, North New Jersey, remove excess fat and sagging skin and give the body a more streamlined appearance.

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This 39 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. He requested an inner thigh lift because of the constant rubbing of his thighs against one another. The patient said his moderate weight fluctuations did not affect this problem. Dr. Parker performed a crescent inner thigh lift under intravenous sedation, hiding the incisions in... Read More
Body Lift Case 819 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 23 year old requested Dr. Parker improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks following bariatric surgery 4 years ago and subsequent 250 pound weight loss. His weight has been stable for some time now. The patient is 6’4″ tall and weighs 270 pounds. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tummy T... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 743 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 41 year old presented to Dr Parker several years after having undergone a gastric sleeve procedure which resulted in a 90 pound weight loss. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs 207 pounds and said his weight is stable. He requested Dr Parker to improve the appearance of his breasts, abdomen and flanks. Dr Parker performed a breast lift, his version... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 1338 Before & After Front | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Does Loose Skin Eventually Tighten After Weight Loss?

After significant weight loss, men are often left with a tremendous amount of loose, sagging skin around many different parts of the body, including the back, chest, arms, thighs, and abdomen. In addition to being unattractive, excess skin can cause irritation, hygiene issues, and problems 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.

How Much Does Surgery After Weight Loss Cost?

Dr. Parker creates customized surgical plans for post-weight loss patients, so the cost of your body contouring surgery 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.

When Should You Get Skin Removal Surgery?

During your consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss the best procedure options for you. These surgeries are most often performed one year after gastric bypass surgery or when weight loss has plateaued for 3 to 6 months. Dr. Parker performs all of these procedures at his onsite, fully accredited, Medicare-certified, outpatient surgical facility, Surgiplex, LLC.

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Surgery After Weight Loss Options

Men have differing needs for body contouring surgery to lift and tighten specific areas of the body. In general, these combination surgeries include one or more of the following procedures:

Body Lift 

The midsection is often a trouble spot for men who lose substantial weight. Excess skin hangs from the torso, hips, buttocks, and outer and inner thighs. Whether you accomplished weight loss through lifestyle changes, medication, bariatric surgery, or some combination, the excess skin left behind can be extremely frustrating.

This extensive procedure—which is also called a circumferential body lift because it involves an incision that extends from the lower abdomen to the lower back—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. This is the most extensive post-weight loss surgery option available.

Upper Arm Lift 

Sagging skin on the upper arms after weight loss—sometimes referred to as “bat wings”—is a common concern. Men who are self-conscious about wearing short-sleeve shirts or tank tops feel more comfortable with the appearance of their arms after undergoing an arm lift. Also called brachioplasty, an upper arm lift involves Dr. Parker making an incision that extends from the elbow to the armpit on the inside of the arm.

Thigh Lift

Excess skin on the upper leg is more than a cosmetic concern for many men after losing significant weight. Chafing caused by the skin of both legs rubbing together can pose a risk of infection. Inner (medial) thigh lift incisions are shorter than for a lateral (outer) thigh lift. In this technique, called a crescent thigh lift, Dr. Parker makes the incisions in the crease of the groin so they are easily concealed, then uses these incisions to remove excess skin.

When finished, he closes the incisions with sutures. After completing the procedure, we have the patient wear a compression garment that decreases swelling and aids in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin. Thigh lift procedures are performed as outpatient surgery using a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation.

Male Breast Reduction

Even though male breast reduction is often performed for men and adolescent boys with overdeveloped breast tissue—a condition called gynecomastia—it’s also effective for men who have lost weight and want to have a more masculine-looking chest.

Gynecomastia Surgery Case 646 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Before & After Gynecomastia After Weight Loss
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Liposuction alone is often an effective technique for gynecomastia patients, but men who have lost significant weight require skin removal surgery1. The incisions used for the procedure depend on the severity of the sagging skin.

The incision options for removing excess skin include:

Periareolar Incision

If you have a moderate amount of excess skin, Dr. Parker makes an incision that encircles the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple.) The resulting scar is virtually imperceptible because it blends with the darker areola skin.

Male Breast Reduction Case 1295 Before & After Front | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Before & After Male Breast Reduction
58 year old patient before and after liposuction for remove excess fat and peri areolar mastopexy to excise loose skin
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Male Breast Reduction Case 1295 Before & After Left Oblique | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Before & After Male Breast Reduction
58 year old patient before and after liposuction for remove excess fat and peri areolar mastopexy to excise loose skin
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Horizontal Incision with Nipple Translocation

In patients with significant breast skin excess, called “pseudogynecomastia,” Dr. Parker excises the excess skin as a horizontal ellipse, leaving a resultant scar in the inframammary crease. He then translocates the nipple and areola upward from their descended location on the chest wall into a normal position.

Dr. Parker closes these incisions with several layers of absorbable sutures to help minimize the visibility of the scars. This procedure is an aggressive removal of excess skin, which is only performed in patients after significant weight loss and markedly lax breast skin.

Male Breast Reduction Case 1010 Before & After Front | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Before & After Male Breast Reduction
22 year old after 150 pound weight loss and male breast reduction surgery with horizontal excision of breast tissue and nipple translocation
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Male Breast Reduction Case 1010 Before & After Right Oblique | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Before & After Male Breast Reduction
22 year old after 150 pound weight loss and male breast reduction surgery with horizontal excision of breast tissue and nipple translocation
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Our Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our male patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have developed our Rapid Recovery program to optimize the recovery process by tailoring our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and your pre-op education visit with our nurse educator, we’ll discuss your anticipated recovery in detail.

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.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5109391/
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