Is Abdominoplasty the Most Common Procedure After Massive Weight Loss?

What are the top 3 plastic surgies after a person has massive weight loss?

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After Massive Weight Loss

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After massive weight loss, abdominoplasty is the most common procedure. However, breast lift, face lift, neck lift, and arm lift are other frequently requested procedures.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Common procedures after weight loss

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Yes, abdominoplasty is one of the top procedures performed. 
Breast lift, arm lift, medial thigh lift, lower body lift, face and neck lift are also common procedures performed after major weight loss.

Surgery after massive weightloss

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The most common procedures after weight loss are Abdominoplasty, breast lift, sometimes with implants, facelifts and arm lifts. Some of these procedures can be performed together to minimize the number of trips to the operating room. Frequently we have the patients recover in the hospital or recovery facility after surgery for a day or two as these procedures can be quite lengthy. They are however some of the most satisfying procedures that we do. Good luck

Johan E. Brahme, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Top three body contouring procedures after massive weight loss

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Speaking from my own experience, which may differ from the other commenters on this forum - 

1. some sort of trunk contouring procedure - lower body lift or abdominoplasty

2. breast lift

3. brachioplasty (arm lift)

Common procedures after Massive Weight Loss

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While I am not sure of the exact statistics, abdominoplasty, body lift, breast lift (with or without implants) and arm lift (brachioplasty) are the most common procedures after massive weight loss in my practice. I would think that this would mirror the most common procedures for most Plastic Surgeons.  

Laurence Weider, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Body Contouring Procedures After Massive Weight Loss

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Massive weight loss can leave loose, hanging skin throughout the body. This loose skin can be a continued source of frustration, disappointment, and discomfort. Postbariatric body contouring procedures can remove the excess skin and restore a more pleasing shape to the body.

Popular body contouring procedures after massive weight loss include tummy tuck, lower body lift (ie. belt lipectomy), breast lift, thigh lift, arm lift, face lift, and midbody lift. I would consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced with body contouring procedures after weight loss to discuss your concerns and goals.

Warmest wishes,

Larry Fan, MD

Larry Fan, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

Common procedures after massive weight loss

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Abdominoplasty is one of the most common procedures that patients request after massive weight loss.  Continuing the incision around to the back to complete a body lift is also often required.  Other procedures are thigh lifts, arm lifts, breast lifts (often with augmentation for volume), and facelifts.  Hope that helps!

Weight loss and abdominoplasty

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After a large weight loss the skin of the abdomen, breasts, and arms certainly becomes loose and droopy. A tummy tuck is a common procedure and perhaps one that is combined witha breast lift / augmentation at the same time is the most common procedure for my patients with weight loss. Some have the arm lift before and some after the tummy tuck.

Morad Tavallali, MD, FACS
Vienna Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominoplasty most common procedure after massive weight loss

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Among the surgical procedures that patients have after massive weight loss, I would consider abdominoplasty the most common one.  Others would include breast lift, upper arm lift, thigh lift, and face lift.

James Tang, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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