Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

Many men who have recently achieved significant weight loss, either from dieting and exercise or bariatric surgery, find that they have a considerable amount of loose, stretched skin that remains after they’ve reached their goal weight. They choose post-weight loss body contouring to tighten excess skin and reduce areas of remaining fat for a leaner, more toned male physique. Body contouring surgery helps patients have firmer, more defined body contours, allowing them to more comfortably enjoy the benefits of weight loss.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu specializes in post-weight loss body contouring. He is dedicated to optimizing safety and comfort, as well as providing consistent, quality results. His years of experience, combined with his formal training and attention to detail, make Dr. Basu one of the top plastic surgeons in the Houston area.

Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in two centers throughout Houston.

Why Consider Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring?

A body lift is appropriate for men who have maintained a healthy, stable weight for at least 4 to 6 months following bariatric surgery or massive weight loss. The ideal candidate for body contouring will also have realistic goals in mind for improvement of the:

  • Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Buttocks that may be shaped unevenly
  • Thighs, including inner, outer and posterior
  • Groin area that may sag into the inner thigh
  • Upper arms, including the armpit region
  • Chest, which may have sagging tissue in the breast area

Am I a Good Candidate for Post-Bariatric Body Lift Surgery?

A surgical body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess skin is removed, and dimpled, irregular skin can be improved. When working with men, Dr. Basu adjusts his surgical techniques to achieve the toned, fit contours that complement their natural body shape.

How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?

The cost of a body lift surgery can vary depending on the procedures you wish to incorporate. Your total costs will include facility fees, the cost of anesthesia and your pre-op and post-op appointments. At Basu Plastic Surgery, we offer frequent special promotions for body lifts, as well as a variety of plastic surgery financing options to make your procedure as affordable as possible.

Your Body Lift Options

During your initial consultation, Dr. Basu will discuss your options with you and explain the details of plastic surgery following massive weight loss. Post-weight loss body contouring rarely involves one single procedure. Instead, it’s typically comprised of a highly individualized set of plastic surgery procedures to achieve your desired results. For men, body contouring surgery may involve one or more of the following:

  • Abdominoplasty to tighten the muscle wall along the abdomen and remove sagging skin on the front and around to the back
  • Belt lipectomy, or circumferential body lift, removing excess skin and tissue around the entire abdomen
  • Thigh lift or buttock lift, addressing sagging tissue on the lower body
  • Upper arm lift
  • Male breast reduction to give the chest a flatter profile

In addition to the above procedures designed to lift and tighten sagging skin, Dr. Basu also typically performs some liposuction during post-weight loss surgery. This helps to enhance the results for overall more aesthetically pleasing body proportions. Dr. Basu will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best suits your needs to create the results that you hope for.

Your Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Procedure

Depending on the number of procedures you wish to include in your body contouring surgery, Dr. Basu may recommend splitting these up into various stages to ensure your safety and best results. Typically, procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction and thigh lifts can be performed at once, while an arm lift and a male breast reduction might be part of the next stage of the process. Dr. Basu will design a surgical procedure that addresses each desired area of the body while making sure that these procedures are safely and effectively spaced apart.

Your Recovery & Results

Following your body lift procedure, Dr. Basu will provide detailed recovery instructions. Although the surgery does create scars, Dr. Basu uses techniques that place incisions where they will be inconspicuous. With proper care, your scars will fade with time. Most men seeking post-weight loss body contouring find that scars are an acceptable tradeoff for firmer skin and a better defined body shape.

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Schedule Your Consultation

To take the first step toward achieving a tighter, firmer look through post-weight loss body contouring, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.