A tummy tuck is one of the most popular procedures done as part of post-bariatric surgery. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened to flatten and contour the abdomen. An abdominoplasty is done as part of a body lift.
A body lift, also known as a circumferential body lift or belt lipectomy, is performed to remove excess skin or fatty tissue on the body that results from extreme weight loss.
More extensive than a tummy tuck, the body lift is performed on the lower torso and upper legs, and reshapes the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks and outer thighs.
An arm lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. The soft tissue in the upper arm can become lax and begin to sag over time as part of substantial weight loss. An arm lift creates a more toned, youthful appearance.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and subcutaneous tissue within the thigh region that has occurred as a result of significant weight loss. A thigh lift can restore a toned and smoother look to the upper legs.
After significant weight loss, a woman’s breasts can become deflated and sag. A breast lift can lift the breasts higher on the chest wall, while a breast augmentation may also be desired to restore overall volume or specifically upper pole fullness to the breast. These procedures can be performed separately or simultaneously.
Men who lose a substantial amount of weight following bariatric surgery may find that their gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excess breast tissue, did not resolve fully with the weight loss. Some are left with sagging excess skin or enlarged, stretched out areolas.
Removing the excess skin and tissue in a male breast reduction procedure provides a firm, masculine-looking chest.