For men and women who have lost a great deal of weight, either through diet and exercise alone or maybe as the result of weight loss surgery, they often find they are left with folds of sagging skin. Often, they are as unhappy with the appearance of the body as they were before they lost the weight. Unfortunately, when your skin stretches to that degree, it is impossible for it to shrink back by itself. Mr Sudip Ghosh offers a range of plastic surgery options to deal with excess skin post weight loss.

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Abdominoplasty Surgery; Patients who are excessively overweight sometimes have an overhang of skin around the abdomen, after weight loss. Tummy tuck cosmetic surgery treats this problem by removing excess skin and fatty tissue. Patients who have a lot of excess skin may require a circumferential abdominoplasty or a lower body lift.

Total Body Lift; This is usually required after major weight loss. Various options including scars and complications are discussed in detail with the patient.

Mastopexy; This is often required after major weight loss when the breasts are given more substance and are uplifted.

Thigh Reduction; Thigh reduction surgery aims to remove excess skin in the thigh the aim being to to optimise the shape of the legs after a change in weight.

Arm Reduction – Brachioplasty; This is a procedure to reduce excess skin in the upper arm after weight loss or with ageing.

Post Weight Loss Surgery

  • Abdominoplasty

    An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to contour the abdomen. This is not a weight loss procedure, but is suitable for removing excess skin, tightening up the stomach muscles and eradicating any stubborn pockets of fat.

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  • Lejour Breast Reduction

    This is a procedure aimed at reducing the size of overly large breasts and, therefore, managing the associated problems.

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  • Body Lift

    A body lift is a surgical procedure, usually aimed at recontouring the trunk, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. It might be combined with a breast reduction and/or uplift and arm reduction, which is known as a total body lift.

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  • Breast Uplift

    A woman’s breasts will change shape and/or size as they age, their weight fluctuates and/or they undergo pregnancy. Most commonly, the breasts will start to droop and sag and the most effective solution for this problem is a breast uplift, known medically as a mastopexy.

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  • Thigh and Arm Reduction

    As we age, we lose elasticity in the skin and see it start to sag and this affects the body and the face. Thigh and arm lifts are surgical procedures aimed at tightening the contour of the thighs and arms and removing any excess skin. They are particularly popular after massive weight loss as it is impossible to tone up the skin once it has been stretched to that degree.

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