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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring in Houston, TX

Body Lift After Bariatric Surgery

If you have recently undergone post-bariatric surgery, you’ve taken an enormous step in the right direction towards living a healthier lifestyle. Losing a significant amount of weight can considerably boost your confidence and appearance, and can drastically improve your overall health. While massive weight loss is generally a wonderful thing, you may need some extra help to get even closer to your aesthetic goals.

Post-weight loss body contouring, which aims to tighten up loose skin after extreme weight loss, can help push you over the finish line. Let us help you find the motivation to maintain your new size.

Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, known to his patients as Dr. Courtney, offers body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery and weight loss. Contact us to learn more about skin removal and body contouring after bariatric surgery in Houston, Tx.

Weight Loss and Its Effects on the Skin

The skin is stretchy and elastic. As you grow, it grows with you. When you gain weight, the skin stretches to accommodate your larger body. Things get tricky when you lose weight, however. When the skin has stretched substantially, it can’t always contract to its original size.

After weight loss, many patients are left with loose skin. If you’ve lost substantial weight, the amount of skin left behind can be significant.

Fortunately, excess skin is treatable. Body contouring after massive weight loss aims to remove this excess skin, eliminate stubborn leftover fat, and restore contours so you can feel comfortable and confident in your post-weight loss appearance.

You succeeded in your weight loss journey, and that’s an accomplishment to be proud of. Now, body contouring is the final step in the process.

Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about a certain procedure, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Courtney and his team are excited to meet you!

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Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about a certain procedure, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Courtney and his team are excited to meet you!

Learn More

Your Options for Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring with Dr. Courtney

Body contouring after weight loss often requires multiple surgical procedures. We’ll create a customized surgical plan that targets the areas where you have extra skin and fat.

Common procedures that we include in this post-weight loss body transformation include the following:

This procedure for creating a tight, flat tummy is popular after pregnancy and weight loss. It tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat.

Many patients have significant excess skin on the upper arm after massive weight loss, which can be corrected with an arm lift.

A thigh lift can treat loose skin on the legs. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the thighs to restore smooth and natural-looking leg contours after weight loss.

This procedure addresses extra skin on your midsection, buttocks, and upper thighs.

Sagging breasts are very common after weight loss. Your breasts are mostly fat, and when you lose weight, they can shrink significantly. A breast lift raises breasts to a higher position on the chest and reshapes breasts into a more youthful shape. Some women opt for breast augmentation, too. Adding an implant can enhance your breast shape and add back some of the size you lost during weight loss.

Facelift surgery tightens things up by lifting facial tissues, re-draping the skin, and removing excess skin and fat.

Most patients still have trouble spots with excess fat, even after massive weight loss. Liposuction can remove this fat while shaping and contouring your body.

We’ll work with you to customize your surgical plan to your body’s unique post-weight loss needs.

Recovery After Body Contouring: What to Expect

Your recovery after body contouring will depend on the extent of your surgery and which treatments are performed. Generally, the more weight you’ve lost, the more contouring you’ll need. Ask Dr. Courtney for his recommendations on time off from work.

Recovery should be a relatively comfortable experience. Pain medications will significantly reduce pain and discomfort. We recommend a lot of rest, gentle walking when you feel good enough, and a healthy diet during recovery. Some procedures, like a thigh lift, may require additional activity restrictions while you heal.

We’ll provide detailed instructions for recovery. If you have any questions, give us a call.

Meet Dr. Courtney

Dr. Courtney El Zokm, called Dr. Courtney by his patients, has devoted many years to honing his expertise in plastic surgery. He is committed to creating balance and natural results through meticulous attention to detail.

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Meet Dr. Courtney

Dr. Courtney El Zokm, called Dr. Courtney by his patients, has devoted many years to honing his expertise in plastic surgery. He is committed to creating balance and natural results through meticulous attention to detail.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions About Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring in Houston, TX

Diet and exercise do little to tighten skin. For significant quantities of loose skin, body contouring is one of the most effective options.

Body contouring after significant weight loss offers many benefits. Patients feel more confident in their appearance. They find it easier to exercise and move around. They may experience fewer rashes and unwanted odors. Clothing fits better. If you have excess skin after losing weight, there are many reasons to consider surgery. It can dramatically improve your quality of life.

Many insurance companies consider body contouring to be a cosmetic treatment. Talk with your insurance company about the specific coverage your policy.

Talk with insurance company about what they offer, or call Dr. Courtney’s office to discuss.

Dr. Courtney customizes body contouring after weight loss to each patient’s needs, so your cost will depend on many factors, including the extent of surgery and which areas you’re having treated. We can provide cost and pricing information during your consultation, after we’ve had a chance to examine your body and talk about treatment goals.

Most patients tolerate body contouring surgery after weight loss well. Pain medication can reduce discomfort. Most patients experience little pain if they diligently keep up on their pain control .

Dr. Courtney uses injectible pain medication “Exparel”

Finish your weight loss journey with Dr. Courtney. Removing excess skin and reshaping areas that have been damaged from years of excess weight can increase comfort and confidence after weight loss. Call our Houston, TX, plastic surgery office at (713) 522-4411 to schedule your post-weight loss body contouring consultation with Dr. Courtney El-Zokm.