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Weight Loss Body Contouring Program

You’ve lost the weight, now restore your shape

Our body contouring team is dedicated to the unique cosmetic body contouring needs of post-bariatric, post-weight loss, and/or post-pregnancy patients. They understand the cosmetic concerns that are characteristic for male and female weight loss patients, including stretched, excess and hanging skin, and lack of shape or body definition. With innovative body contouring techniques, our team has helped improve the quality of life for hundreds of weight loss patients. Your personal consultation is a very important time for you to ask questions, determine goals and together we will design a plan to get back the shape you deserve.

Lower Body Lift (Circumferential Belt Lipectomy)

You have made it through the hard part and lost all of the weight, now it’s time to get back the shape you deserve. During a lower body lift, excess skin and fat of the abdomen, thighs, back and buttocks is trimmed and tightened, fat is removed and our body contouring specialist produces the naturally-pleasing shape and body contour you desire. Results are visible immediately, but as your body begins to heal and settle, you will see even greater improvement over time. During your consultation with our specialists we will listen to your expectations and devise a plan based on the amount of skin and fat to be removed and also review fees and cost options associated with different types of body lift procedures.

Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

After significant weight loss, you may ask yourself, “Where did my hourglass figure go?” Because of the amount of extra skin and lack of contour following significant weight loss, the Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is an option for those patients who would like to remove skin from the central and lower portion of their abdomen.

Patients, who have lost shape and contour, can benefit from this procedure, addressing and tightening the abdominal wall while removing excess tissue from the lower portion of the abdomen.

Extended Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Healthy adults who have lost a large amount of weight often have extra fat and skin around their abdomen area, sides and hips.  In order to address these specific areas, an extended tummy tuck can treat the affected areas all at one time, using a longer incision.  An extended tummy tuck may include liposuction and is performed under general anesthesia, tightening and toning your abdomen muscles and sides for a more pleasing contour and shape.

Thigh Lift

After significant weight loss, excess fat and loss of skin tone are just some of the reasons that inner thigh skin begins to sag. Men and women alike, lose the shape and contour of their legs. A thigh lift removes fat and tightens skin. During your consultation, it will be important to assess the amount of skin and fat removal needed to achieve your goal.  Our surgeons offer thigh lifts with varied incisions, depending on the amount of skin to be removed. Liposuction can also be performed to enhance the results.   

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

As with other parts of our body, after weight loss, our upper arms begin to sag and lose elasticity. Men and women can benefit from an arm lift procedure to remove redundant and flabby skin from the upper arms. An arm lift can restore a person’s ability to wear short-sleeved blouses and shirts comfortably and show their arms without feeling self-confident or embarrassed.

At Geisinger, we evaluate the amount of skin to be removed and also discuss your thoughts regarding scarring. Patients with a significant amount of fat on their upper arms may also want to consider liposuction for more enhanced results. At your consultation it is important to formulate a surgical plan that will meet your personal goal.

Posterior Body Lift (Buttocks and Thighs)

We all would like to have a shapely backside. Unfortunately, after weight loss, our buttocks and thighs may begin to droop and sag like other areas of the body. Fortunately, there are surgical options available for reversing these changes and giving your buttock area a tighter and firmer appearance. A buttock and thigh lift can be done by lifting these areas and sculpting with liposuction. The result is an attractive buttock and shapely thighs.

Bra-line Lift (Upper Back)

If you are unhappy because the skin along your bra line is sagging from weight loss, you could benefit from a bra-line lift.  This surgery will remove back bulges and rolls and provide a smooth and attractive back contour. And, the best news is that the scars are hidden under the bra line. Results can be seen immediately and most women are very pleased with their results. 

Specifically for men:

Male Enlarged Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Men with large breasts often feel self-conscious when in social settings, or they are simply uncomfortable in their clothing.  For men with large or sagging breasts, it can be both physically and emotionally uncomfortable, often keeping them from doing the things they enjoy. Weight loss can also affect the tone and volume of a man’s breasts.  Male breast reduction is an excellent way to decrease the size of a healthy man’s breast size, helping him feel more comfortable, active and confident.

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