Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Westport, CT

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We’re experts in body contouring after weight loss (MWL) since the day we named it Bari-plastic surgery.

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Significant weight loss through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery can result in loose, sagging skin and soft tissue along with residual fatty pockets that can be quite troubling. Dr. Joseph O’Connell has great empathy for weight loss patients and he coined the term “bari-plastic surgery” in the medical literature several years ago.

The aesthetic benefits of reshaping the trunk, abdomen, breasts, arms, and thighs can be dramatic and sometimes can provide long-lasting functional benefits as well. Designing a customized aesthetic plan based upon your unique priorities and goals can be the first step toward enhancing your confidence and self-esteem following weight loss.

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What is body contouring after weight loss?

Post weight loss body contouring is almost a sub-specialty within the world of plastic surgery.

It involves a group of procedures that remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the underlying soft tissues to improve the contours of the body following weight loss.

As with all procedures, safety is paramount and Dr. O’Connell will help you choose which procedures will most likely help you meet your goals. He will also help you prioritize and evaluate what procedures can be safely combined. Examples of procedures that are performed following massive weight loss include:

  • An arm lift, or brachioplasty, to help improve the appearance of sagging of the upper arms.
  • A breast lift, or mastopexy, (or augmentation mastopexy) to lift and enhance flattened, sagging breasts.
  • A facelift to restore the mid-face, jowels and neck.
  • A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to correct skin excess in the abdomen.
  • A thigh lift to reduce and lift loose skin of the thighs.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss FAQs

Dr. Joseph O’Connell, Total Aesthetics in Westport, CT

  • What does body contouring after weight loss involve?
  • What areas are commonly treated after weight loss?
  • When should I have my surgery?
  • What are the risks of body contouring after weight loss?
  • Am I a candidate for body contouring?

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What does body contouring after weight loss involve?

In most cases significant weight loss results in an excess of skin with distortion of the natural shape of certain areas of the body. Sometimes residual areas of fat remain. Many corrective operations are categorized as excisional contouring procedures with their attendant scarring.

What areas are commonly treated after weight loss?

The most common areas for body contouring following weight loss are:

  • The abdomen, trunk, and buttocks
  • The breasts
  • The upper arms, including the axilla (underarm) area
  • The inner and outer thighs
  • The face and neck

When should I have my surgery?

Before proceeding with post weight loss contouring it’s best to be sure your weight is stable, you are close to your goal, and that approximately 18 months have passed following bariatric surgery. It’s often advisable to meet with Dr. O’Connell while your weight loss is in progress, well in advance of your future plastic surgery. We will be pleased to begin formulating your unique plan for rejuvenation following weight loss.

What are the risks of body contouring after weight loss?

There are many risks involved with post weight loss body contouring surgery. Risks are increased because of the magnitude and scope of the procedures and because combination procedures may be performed. A thorough discussion of the risks, potential benefits and alternatives is an essential part of the pre-surgical process.

Am I a candidate for body contouring?

Suitability for post weight loss body contouring involves complex decision making that can begin with a confidential consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

The first step towards a new, beautiful you is to schedule a personal consultation.

Along with providing the highest level of care, no effort is spared to create an environment where each patient is nurtured and cared for as an individual. Use our form to contact Dr. O’Connell with questions about any of our aesthetic or plastic surgery procedures.

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