Remove Excess Skin and Isolated Fat Pockets to Reveal a Slimmer Look in New Jersey

Significant fat reduction can be very beneficial for your health, as losing weight is tied to reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other problems. It can also be beneficial for your figure, especially if you want a slim silhouette. Unfortunately, fat reduction—and especially rapid and/or significant fat reduction—can result in lax, hanging skin that creates a flabby look as it sags from the belly, arms, and elsewhere. Post weight-loss body surgery at New Jersey’s The Peer Group is ideal for anyone who has successfully shed a large amount of fat and who wants their leaner lines to be visible instead of hidden beneath redundant tissue.


Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery


Contact The Peer Group about post weight-loss body surgery in New Jersey. Request a consultation online, or call 973-822-3000.

What Is Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery?

Your skin is good at its job of covering and protecting everything that sits beneath the surface. As fat cells grow and expand, the skin stretches out to make room for them. If those same fat cells later shrink, the skin contracts and tightens so that it sits flat once again—at least in theory. While young and elastic skin is better able to make this change, aging reduces the amount of collagen and elastin available. This makes proper retraction more of a challenge, and older skin can remain stretched-out and loose. Very rapid weight loss can also cause laxity and sagging, since the skin does not have time to contract as it should.

Post weight-loss body surgery addresses this sagging skin by removing it. The most common post weight-loss body surgery techniques are known as tucks or lifts.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as an abdominoplasty, this plastic surgery procedure involves removing excess belly skin that can look like an unwanted “pooch” or hang from your midsection like an apron. This component of post weight-loss body surgery can also involve removing isolated pockets of stubborn fat cells with liposuction.

Arm Lift

Post weight-loss body surgery to remove drooping skin on the upper arms, sometimes referred to as “bat wings,” is known as an arm lift. This procedure may be performed on its own or as part of a larger body surgery combination.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is post weight-loss body surgery to address sagging skin on both the inner and outer thighs. Although this procedure can be performed on its own, it is frequently combined with other body surgeries.

Body Lift

For post weight-loss body surgery patients with significant sagging skin on either the upper or lower half of their body, a body lift can focus on a specific area or more general region, depending on your specific needs. A lower body lift sculpts the legs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen so that the result appears natural and proportional. An upper body lift focuses on the breasts, arms, and upper back.

How Can I Choose Whether Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery Is Best for Me?

When considering post weight-loss body surgery, it is important to understand that the actual weight loss efforts—whether lifestyle based (diet and exercise) or surgical (bariatric procedures)—are for health. The post weight-loss body surgery is for cosmetic reasons, although it can also relieve the chafing and discomfort associated with significant amounts of hanging skin.

For this reason, post weight-loss surgery is intended for women and men who have achieved a stable weight and don’t foresee any significant future gains or drastic fluctuations. Given the opportunity, growing fat cells can “undo” the results of successful post weight-loss surgery.

If you are considering post weight-loss body surgery, see how the various lifts and tucks available helped The Peer Group’s patients in our before-and-after photo gallery.










What Does Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery Involve?

Since each patient’s post weight-loss body surgery is unique, the details will depend on the specific elements included in the procedure, which will happen at our on-site AAAASF-certified operating room. A highly trained and experienced specialist will administer an anesthetic to reduce sensation, after which the plastic surgeon will make the necessary incisions, remove excess skin and isolated fat, and suture the remaining skin into a position that reveals the slim contours beneath instead of obscuring them.

What is Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery Recovery Like?

Generally, the more involved the procedure, the more significant the recovery will be. Each patient’s down time for healing will depend on the surgery specifics, but all should expect initial bruising, swelling, tenderness, and discomfort where the incisions were made and tissue was removed.

Anyone planning for post weight-loss body surgery should prepare their home and schedule for down time of one to two weeks after the procedure. Complete recovery can take weeks, although patients typically manage it well and quickly resume some amount of activity. Light walks are encouraged in the days after the surgery, with increased activity as healing progresses. Heavy exertion and activities that require lifting heavy objects should be avoided for at least six weeks.

What Does Post Weight-Loss Body Surgery Cost?

Cost for this body-sculpting strategy depends entirely on which surgeries are included in the procedure. This will all be discussed at the consultation to determine the scope of the effort. Financing information is available for anyone with general questions.

Are There Non-Surgical Skin-Tightening Options?

Significant sagging skin requires a surgical solution, but patients who have noticed a mild amount of laxity on the face, neck, and chest may choose Ultherapy, which employs ultrasound energy to encourage tissue tightening. The results are not as dramatic as what surgery can provide, but they are quite effective for patients who want to address age-related skin laxity without incisions or sutures.

Ready to visit New Jersey’s The Peer Group? Reach out today!

Ready for your post weight-loss body surgery with New Jersey′s The Peer Group? Patients in Livingston, Morristown, the surrounding communities, and beyond can reach out today by requesting a consultation online or calling 973-822-3000.