Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

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Have you recently lost a lot of weight? Congratulations! This monumental accomplishment will have many positive impacts on your health.

However, you may be left with some extra skin that you weren't expecting. This is a common side effect of weight loss, but it doesn't have to be permanent.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss at Zuri Plastic Surgery

Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help his patients achieve their desired results. One of the most popular procedures that Dr. Zuriarrain performs is plastic surgery after weight loss in Miami, FL.

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—Why Get—

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss?

After losing weight, it's common to seek plastic surgery to finish a weight loss journey. There are many reasons why people seek plastic surgery after weight loss, including:

  • To improve their appearance
  • To feel more confident
  • To boost their self-esteem
  • To achieve their desired body shape
  • To address health concerns that may have arisen due to excess skin

Benefits of Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

After losing massive amounts of weight, it's beneficial to seek plastic surgery after bariatric surgery for a multitude of reasons.

First, you will feel better. It can be difficult to feel comfortable when you carry a bunch of hanging skin. This extra skin often leads to rashes, infections, and other problems. You may also find that you have a hard time moving around or doing physical activity because the skin gets in the way.

Second, getting rid of this extra skin will help you stay healthy. The skin folds often harbor bacteria, which can lead to skin infections. These skin infections can be difficult to treat and may require antibiotics or other medications. Getting rid of the excess skin can help you avoid these problems.

Third, plastic surgery after weight loss can improve your appearance. You may feel more confident and attractive after removing the extra skin. This can boost your self-esteem and improve your quality of life.

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Am I a candidate for plastic surgery after weight loss?

The best candidates for plastic surgery after weight loss are:

  • A minimum of 12 months after their weight loss surgery
  • At a stable weight for at least six months
  • Non-smokers
  • In good physical and mental health

You should also have realistic expectations for the results of your surgery.

If you are considering plastic surgery after weight loss, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and see if you are a candidate for surgery.

What plastic surgery is available after weight loss?

Plastic surgery after weight loss can include a variety of procedures, such as:

  • Panniculectomy
  • Belt Lipectomy (Lower Body Lift)
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
  • Brachioplasty
  • Thighplasty
  • Facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)


A panniculectomy is a procedure to remove the pannus, which is the apron of excess skin and fat that hangs from the lower abdomen. This surgery is often done in conjunction with an abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck.

Belt Lipectomy (Lower Body Lift)

A belt lipectomy, or a circumferential body lift, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This surgery is often done in conjunction with a panniculectomy or tummy tuck.


A brachioplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. This surgery can also tighten the underlying muscles.

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Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will examine your abdomen and discuss your goals for surgery. He will also explain the risks and benefits of surgery and help you decide if surgery is right for you.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on preparing for surgery.

Schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Z today!

If you're excited to make the leap and talk about your surgery, you want to find a surgeon and a team that you can trust to deliver your liposuction in Miami. Our certified and trained surgeon will talk to you about getting started on the journey to becoming your true self. There's no time like the present to start making things happen in your life. We are happy to speak with you anytime about scheduling a consultation.

What to Expect During Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgeries are generally performed as outpatient procedures, which means you will go home the same day as your surgery.

In some cases, such as with a panniculectomy or tummy tuck, your surgeon may recommend an overnight stay in the hospital for observation.

Before your surgery, you will be given anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the extent of your surgery.

After your surgery, you will be wrapped in a compression garment to help heal and minimize swelling. You will also be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After your surgery, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your abdomen. Results from surgery are typically long-lasting but may be affected by weight gain or pregnancy in the future.

Recovery from surgery will vary depending on the type of procedure you had. Most people take approximately two weeks off from work to recover. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activity and give your body plenty of rest.

Your surgeon will provide aftercare instructions. These instructions may include:

  • Wearing a compression garment
  • Avoiding certain activities
  • Taking pain medication as needed
  • Attending follow-up appointments
  • Getting lymphatic massages

Why Zuri Plastic Surgery?

Zuri Plastic is rated one of the top plastic surgeons. In fact, Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain is an Ivy League trained quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon.

At Zuri, understand how important it is to feel confident in your skin. That's why we offer a variety of procedures to help you achieve your goals. Our experienced surgeons are dedicated to providing natural-looking results that make you look and feel your best.

Consult with Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL Today

If you're interested in learning more about our plastic surgery procedures for those who have recently lost a large amount of weight, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if surgery is right for you.

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As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with plastic surgery. These risks include infection, bleeding, and scarring.

The amount of scarring you experience will depend on the type of surgery you have. In most cases, scars will be hidden in natural creases or folds of the skin.

The cost of your surgery will depend on the type of procedure you have, as well as the location of your surgery.

In most cases, insurance will not cover the cost of plastic surgery. However, they may cover some of the costs associated with reconstructive surgery.

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