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The great news is that you stuck to your ambitions and reached your goals, losing the weight that has been compromising your health and way of life. This is no small feat, and sincere congratulations are in order. The not-so-great news is that you may be left with sagging excess skin, primarily around your lower abdomen, inner thighs, and upper arms. Now that you’ve successfully gotten rid of the excess body weight, you are confronted with a whole other challenge: how do you get rid of excess skin after weight loss?


At Bajaj Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, Dr. Anureet Bajaj wants to celebrate your achievements by transforming your body to better reflect your incredible efforts. The best way to tighten loose skin is through body contouring after massive weight loss, which includes a catalog of procedures that are tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive Guide to Post-Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgeries

Skin removal surgery refers to a range of surgical procedures that aim to remove excess skin that gathers after significant weight loss. If you think of your skin like a rubber band, when it is fresh out of the package, the elastic is taut and firm. As you stretch the rubber band, over time, it is unable to shrink back to its original size and form. Body contouring procedures to remove post-weight loss skin from the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and even the face have the unique ability to enhance your comfort and overall quality of life.

Tummy Tuck: Your Solution For Excess Abdominal Skin

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens loose skin around the abdominal area while also repairing damaged abdominal muscles. It is the ideal treatment for excess skin and folds around the midsection and lower abdomen following significant weight loss.

Arm Lift Procedures: Sculpting Arms After Major Weight Loss

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, focuses on tightening the skin around the upper arms. If you have loose skin around your arms that may resemble ‘bat wings,’ a customized arm lift with Dr. Bajaj will remove this excess skin and contour the arms to look more natural and toned.

Thigh Lift: Reshaping Your Lower Body For A Toned Look

The main objective of a thigh lift is to excise the loose skin that gathers around the inner and outer thighs. It’s a surgical procedure that enhances the lower body’s shape, especially after achieving major weight loss. Through a thigh lift, an incision is made along the inner thigh where sagging skin and additional fat are removed to achieve strong and toned legs.

Total Body Lift: Transforming Your Figure Post-Weight Loss

A total body lift targets loose skin on the upper and lower portions of the body simultaneously. The upper portion of the lift will focus on the back and breasts, including a breast lift or reduction. The lower portion of a total body lift concentrates on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.

Breast Lift: Restoring Shape After Weight Fluctuations

For many women, a significant area of the body that is negatively affected by weight loss is the breasts. Following weight loss, the breasts can be left drooping, sagging, and pendulous, causing embarrassment and discomfort. A breast lift is performed to restore the breasts to a naturally youthful position on the chest. The procedure involves trimming and tightening the skin so the breasts sit higher. A breast augmentation can be included in a breast lift if patients desire to also restore some of the volume they lost during their weight loss journey.

Neck Lift: Tightening Skin for a Youthful Neckline

Another significant area that is affected by weight loss is the neckline. Banding and flapping skin start to gather along the neck, impairing the youthful contours. A neck lift procedure lifts and tightens loose skin, smoothing out wrinkles and reducing neck banding for a smooth, elegant neckline.

The Role of Liposuction in Refining Your Weight Loss Results

Liposuction refines your weight loss results by specifically targeting areas where stubborn fat has accumulated and is not responding to traditional measures of diet and exercise. These areas often include the stomach, inner thighs, buttocks, chin, and neck. During a liposuction procedure, once the area is thoroughly numbed, a small incision is made to allow access for a device called a cannula to be inserted and suction out the unwanted fat cells, leaving the area more contoured, smooth, and asymmetrical.

Combining Surgeries: Strategic Planning For a Full-Body Transformation

If there are multiple areas of your body that have been affected by weight loss that you would like to treat, many of the procedures described above can be combined to help you reach your body image goals. These procedures are designed to complement each other and the results they’re able to achieve. Typically, 2 to 3 procedures can be performed at one time, depending on your overall health. Dr. Bajaj is dedicated to achieving your goals; however, her primary concern is your safety. She’ll work closely alongside you to ensure that you’re in optimal health to have more than one surgery performed and plan a customized surgical treatment plan.

Customizing Your Treatment Plan: Which Lift is Right For You?

With a variety of surgical lift procedures available to you, deciding on the right one or more can feel like a daunting task. Not to worry, during your consultation with Dr. Bajaj, she will go into detail about each procedure that she offers and explain if and how they will benefit you. Together, you’ll design a customized treatment plan with Dr. Bajaj that focuses on one or multiple areas of your body that you would like to address.

Choosing the Best Surgeon For Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Body contouring procedures involve surgically removing and shaping excess skin to help complement the figure you’ve worked hard to achieve through weight loss. For that reason, it requires the immense skill of a qualified surgeon and an artistic eye to create balanced, natural results.

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj has acquired national credits and a proficient skill set that enables her to perform successful surgeries. Her priority is getting to know her patients entirely, meaning she gets to know their lifestyles, engages with their individual stories, and learns more about why they want their treatment and how it will benefit their lives overall. The interpersonal knowledge she gains helps to curate a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs and desires.

To determine if treatment for excess skin after weight loss is right for you, contact us by calling (405) 810-8448 or completing our online consultation form to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Bajaj today!

Creating Outcomes That Enhance Your Natural Beauty