Body Contouring After Weight Loss: Surgical & Non-surgical Way


Losing weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery can lead to a healthier lifestyle. However, after losing a lot of weight, many people have sagging, excess skin. This can be uncomfortable and may cause people to feel insecure.

Body contouring after weight loss can help you achieve the look you desire. It can help to improve your appearance and confidence. There are many different types of procedures available, so you can choose the one that is right for you. Body contouring can help to sculpt your body, and give you the shape you want. It can also help to improve your health by improving your circulation and reducing your risk of developing obesityrelated health problems.

Nonsurgical Procedures

Certain nonsurgical procedures can be used to counter the problem of skin folds post weight loss. Let’s have a look at the possible options that can be employed to correct the situation.


Ultherapy is a procedure that utilizes high-intensity ultrasound waves for tightening the neck and facial skin. It can be used in mild cases of skin laxity in the abdominal region. However, it is not very useful if there is a considerable amount of hanging skin.


Laser Treatments

Numerous laser treatments are effective in managing loose or sagging skin. These procedures are nearly painless and only take a few minutes. They work by targeting the deeper layers of the skin and instigate the production of collagen and elastin, two essential structural proteins. As their production improves, the skin tightens up and gives a better look.

It is crucial to keep in mind that multiple sessions of laser treatment will be required to achieve results for sagging skin. Your doctor will first assess to see if the sagging skin on the belly can be treated with laser procedures or not.

Surgical Procedures

There are numerous surgical options available to correct sagging skin, and even for fat removal. Your surgeon can assess your particular requirements and suggest the option that best suits your needs. Surgeries do have considerable downtime associated with them, along with other side effects. Be sure to understand all the essential aspects of the surgery before deciding on going ahead with it.

Below, a few surgical procedures are listed that can help improve the body shape and get rid of sagging skin.

  • Arm lift surgery helps to remove bat wings from the upper arms.
  • Thigh lift surgery helps to remove the skin from the outer and inner thighs.
  • Lower body lift helps to remove the skin from the belly, buttocks, hips, and thighs.
  • A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, helps to remove excess skin from your abdomen.
  • Neck lift and facelift help reduce jowls, drooping skin forms the neck and face, and excessive double chin.
  • A breast lift reshapes your breasts and lifts

Bottom Line

You can get rid of sagging skin after a weight loss surgery with both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. The extent of the sagging skin and its location dictate which procedure should be used.

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