After Weight Loss

Offered at our convenient location in Baltimore, Maryland

If you have achieved considerable weight loss, Baltimore area plastic surgeon Dr. Alyson Wells would like to congratulate you. Whether by surgery, diet, exercise or all of the above, losing substantial amounts of weight is always extremely difficult, yet also extremely rewarding.

However, excess, saggy skin resulting from massive weight loss can diminish the sense of accomplishment. It serves as a reminder of what you fought hard to leave behind. All of the new, positive, appearance-focused attention from others is flattering, but also daunting because you know what your clothes are hiding from the outside world. Fortunately, Dr. Wells can help bring out your new, thinner physique by giving you firmer contours through post-weight loss body contouring.

Dr. Wells is committed to giving you the body you want and deserve utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques.

However, excess, saggy skin resulting from massive weight loss can diminish the sense of accomplishment. It serves as a reminder of what you fought hard to leave behind. All of the new, positive, appearance-focused attention from others is flattering, but also daunting because you know what your clothes are hiding from the outside world. Many patients following their weight loss actually avoid dating and intimacy for these reasons. Fortunately, Dr. Wells can help bring out your new, thinner physique by giving you firmer contours through post-weight loss body contouring.

About Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

Some women may choose to make their body contouring procedure part of a mommy makeover while women and men might want to also contour their face and neck with a facelift or neck lift.

Women and men who have lost extensive amounts of weight are often left with laxity of the skin and muscles, as well as residual fat deposits. These produce rolls of sagging skin that hang on the body and over your pants or skirts. Post-weight loss body contouring surgery addresses the areas of drooping, flabby skin affected by massive weight loss.

When performing any surgery, Dr. Wells pays careful attention to every aspect of the procedure. Her thorough and artistic approach ensures an excellent aesthetic result. For example, the beautiful results Dr. Wells achieves from lower body lift procedures are due in part to the special attention she gives to each individual component of this specialized and technically demanding operation.

Body Contouring & Long-Term Health

For the first time, the medical world finally has quality, long-term studies to confirm: patients who receive body contouring procedures following major weight loss are much more likely to keep their weight off for the long-term. Many patients who undergo weight loss procedures lose significant amounts of weight from their treatment, but go on to experience spikes in weight gain within a year after their procedure. Evidence shows that patients who choose to receive body contouring after their weight loss in fact are more likely to avoid this weight gain spike!

Body contouring procedures not only enhance a person’s drive and ability to keep weight off, they also improve the patient’s positive self-image and outlook overall.

Dr. Wells artfully performs a range of body contouring procedures designed to sculpt your post-weight loss body to help you achieve and maintain your ideal, healthy body, for years to come.

Options for Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

Body contouring procedure options range from the more comprehensive body lift to more specific procedures such as arm lift or tummy tuck. Baltimore area body contouring surgeon Dr. Wells will help you determine the treatment plan that fits your unique situation.

Body contouring following massive weight loss often involves body lifting. This is a general term for surgically improving the appearance of the upper, middle and lower portions of the body, including the abdomen, back, flanks, hips, buttock and thighs. Women and men interested in body contouring operations such as a body lift in the Baltimore area may receive one or all of the following treatments from Dr. Wells:

Abdominoplasty

Known more commonly as tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes stretch marks, excess skin, and fat from the lower abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdomen like a corset.

Lower body lift

This powerful procedure is the “gold standard” for post-weight loss body contouring. This technique addresses multiple problem areas at once—abdomen, flanks, hip, outer thighs and buttocks. It broadly, yet specifically, targets the areas of the body that are most affected by the deflated effect of reduced fatty deposits from substantial weight loss.

Brachioplasty

Massive weight loss affects more than the midsection and lower body. The upper arms often end up with loose skin that hangs and adds bulk, similar to the appearance of a bat wing. Brachioplasty, or arm lift, removes the excess skin, restoring firmer, more slender arms and restoring your ability to comfortably wear blouses with sleeves (in many cases).

Thighplasty

Also known as a thigh lift, thighplasty removes excess skin, usually from the inner thighs, and repositions tissues upward for firmer, more lifted, slenderer thighs. The incisions can often be hidden inside the area already covered by a bathing suit.

Autologous buttock augmentation

When performing post-weight loss body contouring, Dr. Wells often includes buttock augmentation for her Baltimore area patients. This involves the transfer of your own fat (autologous) from one area, such as the abdomen, to your buttocks in order to improve the shape.

Is Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Covered by Insurance?

While some weight loss surgical procedures may be covered by some insurance plans, post-weight loss body contouring procedures are typically not covered due to their cosmetic rather than health-related nature. Easy and flexible financing options make the procedure affordable, however.

Dr. Wells finds that most post-weight loss body contouring patients derive great personal and aesthetic benefits from body contouring procedures. Most enjoy greater confidence, improved self-esteem and a better quality of life.

Alyson Wells, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Her rare combination of impeccable training, keen aesthetic sensibilities, technical skill and precision in plastic surgery sets this Baltimore surgeon apart from the rest.

If you are interested in continuing your self-improvement and look forward to completely embracing your weight loss results, speak with Dr. Wells about your options for post-weight loss body contouring. Request a consultation online or call (410) 628-8200.