Post Weight Loss Surgery

After losing a significant amount of weight, many people we see from North Little Rock, Conway, Benton, Hot Springs, and other nearby areas end up with sagging skin around the abdomen and on the arms and legs that won’t go away. Post weight loss skin removal/skin tightening surgery in Arkansas with Little Rock plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright can help you celebrate your victory and feel comfortable and confident in whatever you wear and all that you do.

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Before & After Arm Lift Case 130 Back View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Arm Lift Case #130

This patient presented with desire to improve her cosmetic appearance. She has a history of massive weight loss due to weight loss surgery. She was unhappy with her skin laxity in her upper arm area and underwent a bilateral, vertical brachioplasty procedure with liposuction to both arms.  Read More
Before & After Body Lift Case 224 Front View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Body Lift Case #224

This patient presented to improve her appearance after having a 177 lb weight loss. She was unhappy excess skin. She underwent an anterior body lift with liposuction to flanks and came back for the completion 3 months later to her back. 
Before & After Body Lift Case 64 Front View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Body Lift Case #64

This patient presented following significant weight loss. She wished to improve overall contour. Due to the amount of excess skin, she underwent a circumferential lower body lift with liposuction to the abdomen, flanks and thighs. 
Before & After Body Lift Case 51 Front View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Body Lift Case #51

This patient presented following significant weight loss. She wished to have an improved abdominal wall contour.  Due to the excess skin, she underwent a circumferential 360 degree lower body lift with liposuction and internal muscle tightening.   Read More
Before & After Body Lift Case 199 Front View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Body Lift Case #199

This patient presented with skin laxity. She had a history of massive weight loss with a tummy tuck to follow. She disliked the excess skin and adiposity around her midsection. She underwent a body lift completion with liposuction to flanks for contouring.  Read More
Before & After Body Lift Case 126 Front View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Body Lift Case #126

This patient presented to discuss a posterior body lift. She had a history of 50 lb weight loss with a previous abdominoplasty. She had skin laxity of her posterior thighs and gluteal region. She underwent complete posterior body lift to improve her skin laxity.  Read More
Before & After Thigh Lift Case 216 Left Side View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Thigh Lift Case #216

This patient presented with a history of massive weight loss. She was unhappy with skin laxity that was left on her inner thighs. She underwent liposuction to debulk and a vertical thigh lift to tighten skin. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What is post weight loss plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery after massive weight loss, also called post bariatric plastic surgery, is not a single procedure; it is a personalized set of plastic surgery procedures selected to address each patient’s unique needs and cosmetic goals.

Am I a candidate for post weight loss skin removal surgery?

Healthy women and men who want to get rid of excess skin and lift sagging tissues are good candidates for this surgery. It’s important to have reached your goal weight (or be close to it) and remained there for at least 3 to 6 months before you have body contouring surgery.

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About Dr. Wright

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and Arkansas native, Dr. Eric Wright is dedicated to helping Little Rock women and men look and feel their best with both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery options.

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Which procedures do people have after massive weight loss?

While individual needs vary, Dr. Wright typically performs a combination of the following procedures for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight:

  • Tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin, repairs abdominal muscles, and reshapes the belly button.  
  • Circumferential 360° lower body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, adds to a traditional tummy tuck by removing excess skin and fat from the hips, lower back, and upper buttocks for firmer contours all the way around the lower body.
  • Arm lift (brachioplasty) tightens the upper arms using incisions that run from the armpit to the elbow on the underside of the arms.
  • Thigh lift improves upper leg contours, often including the buttocks, by removing excess skin and lifting sagging tissues.

Many of these procedures include liposuction to remove pockets of fat and enhance contours. Patients often include a facelift, neck lift, and a breast procedure such as a breast lift or male breast reduction to reshape the upper body after weight loss.

Dr. Wright can combine certain procedures into a single surgery but may need to stage them over several months to ensure safety and proper healing.

How long does it take to recover from skin removal surgery?

Recovery varies widely after post weight loss surgery depending on the procedures performed and individual factors. In general, patients can stand and walk around the day of surgery, return to work and nonstrenuous activity within 2 to 4 weeks, and resume regular activity in about 6 to 8 weeks. Compression wraps or garments will need to be worn to put pressure on surgical areas and minimize swelling, which can take 3 to 6 months to fully resolve.

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Does body contouring surgery leave scars?

While all surgical procedures leave scars, the vast majority of Dr. Wright’s weight loss patients consider this a worthwhile tradeoff for their improved confidence and physical wellbeing. He takes special care to minimize the number and size of the incisions he uses and place them where the scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

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Are you ready to complete your journey to health, comfort, and confidence with post weight loss body contouring surgery? Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Eric Wright in Little Rock, AR, or call (501) 575-0088 for an appointment.

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