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The Center for Plastic Surgery at Sentara Martha Jefferson

Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss

After working hard to lose a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise, and/or bariatric surgery, many people are left with excess skin that is both uncomfortable for both functional and cosmetic reasons.  Once the skin has been stretched out, it often will not retract with weight loss, leaving extra layers that get in the way of exercise and can cause rashes, back pain, and other problems.  In addition, that extra skin prevents clothes from fitting properly and keeps people from attaining the smooth body contour they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Our surgeons have the skill and experience to remove the excess skin left after major weight loss, minimizing scars and freeing you to enjoy the benefits of all your hard work.  They use a variety of procedures to remove tissue from the upper arms (brachioplasty), abdomen (panniculectomy), thighs (thigh lift), and even the entire trunk (trunk lift).  This type of surgery can smooth and slim your body contour, improving your ability to enjoy and function in your new body.

During your personal consultation, our doctors will discuss your concerns and explain the details of plastic surgery following massive weight loss. There are a number of options to consider, including which plastic surgery procedures are needed to achieve your desired results.

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