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Post Weight Loss Surgery
at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.

Performed at our Atlanta, and Cumming, GA locations.

Significant weight loss achieved through diet and exercise, or through bariatric (weight loss) surgery, is an impressive achievement.  Unfortunately, drastic weight loss can leave behind loose hanging skin on various areas of the body. Post-weight loss cosmetic procedures can help improve the body’s appearance by eliminating this excess sagging skin, while lifting and smoothing the underlying support tissues. This will help reveal a smoother and more contoured silhouette.

Because each patient’s body reacts differently to drastic weight loss, every post-weight loss procedure is different. However, the surgery usually involves a combination of one or more specifically targeted elements listed below.

  • a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) for the midsection
  • a body lift for the lower abdomen, back, and/or hips and flanks
  • an arm lift (or brachioplasty) for skin hanging from the upper arms
  • a thigh lift to address excess skin around the upper and/or inner thighs
  • a breast lift to restore sagging breasts to a higher, more youthful position

Furthermore, post weight loss surgery can also be combined with liposuction to remove isolated fat deposits that have resisted your weight loss efforts.  During your plastic surgery consultation, your doctor will discuss your unique goals and expectations, selecting the best procedures to achieve the look you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions about Post Weight Loss Surgery

  • The final results of post-weight loss surgery, whether performed on the arms, torso, breasts, or thighs, can be impacted by future changes in weight gain or weight loss.  Therefore, good candidates for post-weight loss surgery are adults whose weight loss has stabilized, and who are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness. Ideally, patients should have a positive outlook and realistic goals, and should not have any pre-existing medical conditions that might impair healing or increase their risk of infection. Since cigarette smoking may have a detrimental effect on the healing process and blood flow to the skin, it is strongly recommended that those seeking post-weight loss surgery either be non-smokers or refrain from smoking in the months prior to and after their procedure.

Consultations are available at our offices in AtlantaCumming / Forsyth, and Northside / Sandy Springs, Georgia.

The physicians listed below perform post weight loss surgery, and you can also view our before and after post weight loss surgery gallery.

L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D.
James D. Namnoum, M.D.
Joseph Kerwin Williams, M.D.
Allyson B. Maske, M.D.
Michael Mirzabeigi, M.D.