Post Weight Loss Body Lift

Many Houston men and women find that after having achieved a significant weight loss goal, whether through dieting, exercising or bariatric surgery (gastric bypass), some excess skin still remains, keeping them from fully enjoying their new look. In this case, loose or stretched skin can be surgically removed through plastic surgery.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu is experienced with removing excess skin and fat following weight loss to create a natural look. His extensive background in post-weight loss plastic surgery combined with his medical expertise make him a top choice for body contouring after weight loss for men and women throughout Texas.
Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in three centers throughout Houston.

Why Consider a Body Lift after Weight Loss?

A body lift can be appropriate for people who have maintained a stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame following significant weight loss or bariatric surgery. Body lift procedures may be performed for adults of any age who have realistic goals in mind for the improvement of their body shape.

Our patients from Cypress and Houston consider post weight loss body lift surgery to resolve a variety of concerns, including:

  • Hanging skin in the tummy or abdominal area, either locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back
  • Unevenly shaped or sagging buttocks
  • Chafing and skin irritations in the inner thighs
  • Excess skin and loose muscles in the outer thighs
  • Sagging groin area
  • Flabby upper arms, including the armpit region

How Much Does a Post Weight Loss Body Lift Cost?

Because a body lift can be tailored to suit your individual goals and needs, the cost of the procedure can vary. Prices also vary by practice and surgeon. Your total costs will include facility fees, anesthesia charges and your pre-op and post-op care.

At Basu Plastic Surgery, we offer special promotions for cosmetic procedures. We also offer plastic surgery financing options to help make your plastic surgery after weight loss as affordable as possible.

Your Post Weight Loss Body Lift Options

If you’ve decided to move forward with post weight loss body contouring, Dr. Basu will customize your procedures to meet your goals. Commonly, there are several procedures included as part of plastic surgery after weight loss:


Typically, a post weight loss body lift includes a tummy tuck to tighten abdominal skin and repair diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles. Tummy tucks can be tailored to each individual’s needs. In a post weight loss body lift, it’s common for people to have a fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, which lifts and tightens the stomach, lower back and buttocks.

Butt Lift

A butt lift tones and tightens the buttocks by removing excess skin, enhancing shape
and augmenting the buttocks with fat transfer if desired. A lower body lift almost always includes elements of a butt lift as well as a thigh lift.


Typically, some amount of liposuction is performed during post weight loss surgery. This helps to enhance results for a more aesthetically pleasing body contour overall. Liposuction targets subcutaneous fat deposits that may persist even after successful weight loss.

Your Post Weight Loss Body Lift Surgery

During your consultation with Dr. Basu, he will explain details about your post weight loss body lift in more detail. He will offer recommendations for the best approach for your needs and give you a breakdown of post-surgical care.

A body lift is performed using general anesthesia. Dr. Basu takes special care to make incisions as discreet and easily hidden as possible to minimize unnecessary scarring. Sometimes, when multiple procedures are necessary to achieve the desired look, Dr. Basu may suggest that your body contouring procedures be split into two or more sessions.

Your Recovery & Results

Because the procedures included in a post weight loss body lift can vary greatly, everyone’s recovery time will be different. Generally speaking, it’s recommended that those considering body contouring after weight loss set aside 4 to 6 weeks for a safe and effective recovery.

Dr. Basu takes special care to place incisions where scars will be inconspicuous, and these will fade with time. Most men and women find that scars are an acceptable tradeoff for tighter skin and better body shape.

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Schedule Your Consultation

To take the first step toward achieving your ideal figure with a post weight loss body lift, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.