Understanding the Benefits of Post Weight Loss Surgery

Understanding the Benefits of Post Weight Loss Surgery

Experiencing significant weight loss is a major life event that often requires some adjustments. Whether the weight loss occurred naturally or as a result of a weight loss surgery like a gastric bypass procedure, in many cases a person’s work isn’t quite finished after they have shed their excess weight. It’s very common for loose, excess skin to put a damper on a person’s new physique following considerable weight loss. This is why the board-certified plastic surgeons here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery wanted to discuss the potential benefits of post weight loss surgery for patients trying to put the finishing touches on their new body contour.


Post weight loss surgery, also known as post-bariatric surgery, is used to help both women and men. This is because the post weight loss procedures we perform are intended to help address excess skin and other concerns in areas all over a patient’s body. Some of the most common post weight loss surgeries include:

  • Body lift surgery to provide comprehensive body contouring by removing excess skin, while lifting and reshaping tissue from the abdominal area, sides, lower back, hips, and/or buttocks.
  • Tummy tuck surgery to remove excess skin and tighten stretched muscles in the abdominal area.
  • Thigh lift surgery to address sagging skin and improve definition around the upper and/or inner thighs.
  • Arm lift surgery to provide better-toned arms by removing hanging skin that accumulates in the upper arm area.

In some cases, a patient may combine more than one post weight loss surgery into a combination procedure. Doing so may be able to help patients achieve even more benefits of post weight loss surgery by addressing multiple problem areas at once, while also cutting back on their overall surgical time, costs, and recovery period. Regardless of which procedure (or procedures) you are interested in, you can be assured that our board-certified plastic surgeons have the experience and expertise required to provide an outstanding, long-lasting result.

If you think that you might be a good candidate for a post weight loss procedure, we highly recommend making a consultation appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. For more information or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.