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Weight loss to obtain your ideal weight is a healthy choice. Whether from changes in diet and exercise or after Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery), studies have shown you’ll enjoy a longer life with fewer medical problems.

For those who were morbidly obese before weight loss, residual excess skin is often an undesired side effect. Loose, flabby skin around the middle, the arms, the neck, the thighs and deflated breasts are often the byproduct of successful weight loss. If skin laxity after weight loss is an issue for you, there are procedures designed to help. Today, we are starting at the top with Face and Neck Lifts

Skin Tightening From the Top

With weight loss, any area of the body that shrinks can be a problem area. Here is a list of the most common procedures I perform for my weight loss patients listed anatomically from the top to the bottom of the body:

Facelifts After Weight Loss

We often think of loose body skin after weight loss, but the face and neck can sag too. Today, we are looking at the role of the face and neck lift for patients who lose a lot of weight.

Facelifts after weight loss remove the excess skin and can reveal a younger you.

For the patient above, excess skin is removed from her lower face and neck, tightening, lifting and revealing a younger healthier look that matches how she feels on the inside.

Rhytidectomy After Weight Loss

Rhytidectomy literally means Wrinkle Removal, but is the medical term for a face/neck lift. By removing the next patient’s wrinkles, her beautiful neck and jawline are revealed.

Wrinkle removal reveals this patient’s beautiful neck and jawline.

Tightening the Neck After Weight Loss

Sometimes weight loss is not enough to restore a youthful, svelte appearance. In this case, the skin was overstretched by excess fat. Even after weight loss, the skin drapes making the neck look full.

Neck Lift before and after pictures

Even after weight loss, the neck can look fat if the skin is loose. A neck lift tightens the skin and reveals the neck’s true contour.

The Neck Lift removes the skin excess. Any residual fat can be removed with liposuction, but the skin tightening is what improves this patient’s profile.

Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Consultations

While it is advisable to wait for one year after massive weight loss before having any elective surgery, it is never too early to have a consultation. This gives you more time to consider your options, and your plastic surgeon time to plan your procedure(s).

In the San Francisco Bay Area, call (925) 943-6353, and schedule a private consultation appointment in our Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery Clinic. There is no substitute for an in-person consultation when it comes to skin laxity. And there is no substitute for an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery.

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