Rafi Bidros, MD

929 Gessner Road Ste. 2250, Houston, TX 77024

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: 2022 Trend

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The COVID - 19 pandemic situation completely changed our lifestyle and one of the many challenges of Covid is the abrupt change to day-to-day schedules. People began working from home where zoom meetings became a regular part of their routine. Gyms, recreation centers, and parks closed, curbing exercise routines. Stress levels skyrocketed for many, with baking and eating becoming major outlets and means of reward. However, Covid has also affected people in another way. While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more. Weight loss became a focus, and many are predicting that plastic surgery after weight loss may be the new trend in 2022. Post-weight loss surgery, or body contouring surgery, is the final touch on the body you worked hard to achieve. 

Losing weight provides a great benefit to your overall health and is a life-changing achievement. Some people require body contouring procedures to address the excess skin and fatty tissue that can remain after weight loss. The types of plastic surgery procedures needed after losing a significant amount of weight depend on your body type and may include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin and tissue, breast surgery to eliminate sagging or volume loss, facial rejuvenation, arm lifts, or thigh lifts to remove excess or sagging skin and other procedures. 

Body contouring after weight loss is very individualized and will depend on what areas of your body you need to target. One of the best ways to ensure your body contouring procedure gives you the results you want is by making sure you have achieved and are maintaining your target weight. While each procedure focuses on one area of the body, these procedures can also be combined to address multiple areas at a time. 

Following is a list of body contouring options that you may consider after weight loss:

• Tummy Tuck – Removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen/tightens the abdominal muscles

• Breast Lift – Removes excess skin and improve the overall shape of your breasts

• Face Lift – Removes facial skin, tissues around the jawline and tightens the underlying muscles of the face

• Arm Lift – Removes hanging skin and fat from upper arms

• Thigh Lift – Removes excess skin from the upper and inner thighs 

• Lower Body Lift – Removes excess skin from the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks

With these options and many more, it might be confusing to choose the best body contouring procedure that matches your body. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros will guide you in deciding to have and make recommendations about the best way to address the areas that are problematic to you in the most effective manner. Depending on their individual treatment plan, a surgical plan will be created to meet the patients' needs. Combining cosmetic procedures limits the number of operations and recoveries you will need to have. As with any body contouring surgery, it is important that you develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle habit without any underlying medical conditions that can impair healing and recovery. MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery offers after weight loss surgery in Houston to help patients visualize their desired outcomes and reach their cosmetic goals.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.