Cosmetic surgery after weight loss

Cosmetic surgery after weight loss

Many individuals work hard to lose significant amounts of weight with diet and exercise or even weight loss surgery. They may feel happy about achieving weight reduction but certain issues need to be addressed. Many feel uneasy instead because of the appearance of loose, excess skin at the abdomen, arms, chest, thighs, and neck. The elasticity of skin changes during the course of weight fluctuations with resultant excess skin that is unable to recoil.

This undesired side effect of weight loss can cause problems like fitting into clothes, problems with exercising, and itchy rashes at skin folds.

Body contouring surgeries are aimed at aiding the final step in their transformation by surgically removing excess skin and contouring their bodies into a new, sculpted look in accordance with their current weight

The common concerns addressed by body contouring surgeries are:

  • Excess loose skin
  • Remaining stubborn pockets of fat
  • Stretch marks
  • Weakness of abdominal wall
  • Loss of figure and waistline
  • Sagging breasts with excess skin

Body contouring surgeries after massive weight loss include:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Upper body lift
  • Lower Body lift
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift


Ageing is inevitable. With ageing the face undergoes many changes starting from skin to the bone. There is a look of depletion and sagging which gives the appearance of a tired look. Youthful face is lost. The eyelids’ skin are the thinnest and hence the changes due to ageing are visible early around the eyes.

Loss of elasticity and sun damage leads to an aged appearance around the eyes. The upper eyelid skin is excess and fat bulging can cause heavy appearance of the upper eyelid. Similarly puffy under eye bags or deep grooves can appear under the eyes.

Changes like drooping of the eyebrows, excess upper eyelid skin and lid folds, puffy or sagging lower eyelids, increase in wrinkling of lower eyelid skin, malar bags and deepening of lid-cheek junction can make one look sad, tired or angry or older.

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure done to restore the youthful eyes. It helps to get rid of loose drooping skin of eyelids and unsightly fat bulges around the eyes.


The nose is a complexly contoured, three dimensional multilayered structure which occupies a central position on the face. Spatially the nose projects beyond the plane of the face and head. The nose is noticeable in the frontal and profile views and hence prone to ridicule and assault. The nose has an array of shapes and sizes, yet adds beauty to the face. The three dimensional shape of the nose causes bright highlights and deep shadows, and any defect in form can be noticed even from a distance. The nose has a marked effect on an individual’s perception of self esteem and outlook to life.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is done in patients who need enhancement in the appearance of their nose.

Rhinoplasty addresses cosmetic problems like nasal hump, nasal bridge depression, crooked nose, droopy nasal tip, bulbous nasal tip and functional problems like nasal blockage, breathing issues due to deviation of nasal septum.

Thorough analysis of the patient is done which includes assessing the facial proportions, understanding the patient’s expectations and explaining the possible realistic outcomes of the procedure.

Recovery after rhinoplasty
Nasal splint to be used for 1-2 weeks post surgery.
Swelling may take several weeks to a few months to subside.