Massive Weight Loss

Losing excessive weight is a life-changing achievement that should be celebrated. However, massive weight loss can lead to unwanted excess skin and fatty tissue that remain after weight loss. In cases like these, body-contouring procedures can prove to be quite effective.

There are various types of plastic surgery procedures available to treat the negative effects of massive weight loss. The type of procedure will differ according to the patient.

Examples of surgery include:

  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin and tissue
  • Breast surgery to eliminate sagging or volume loss
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Arm-lifts or thigh-lifts

Patients need to be close to their goal weight before surgery. Maintaining a steady weight for at least three to six months before having this type of surgery is highly recommended.

The first step in treatment is for doctors to discuss with patients what their expectations are, and provide information about what can realistically be achieved through surgery. At the Limpopo Institute of Plastic Surgery, we tailor procedures based on the patient's objectives, anatomical needs and overall health.