After significant weight loss, you may continue to struggle with loose skin and the last of stubborn body fat. In that case, post-weight loss surgery in Virginia Beach is the best option for enhancing the contours of your body for a more sculpted appearance. The procedure focuses on removing sagging skin in various areas to boost your confidence,  and restore proportions.

What Post-Weight Loss Options are Available at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery?

Since significant weight loss resulting in loose skin may affect several body areas, several surgeries are available for at our Virginia Beach office to help you achieve your goals.

Tummy Tuck

After weight loss, many people still struggle with the last of stubborn body fat on their abdomen. In this case, tummy tuck surgery eliminates fat with liposuction while restoring separated or weakened abdominal muscles, which may occur during pregnancy. Afterward, the abdomen is significantly slimmer, and abdominal muscle definition looks enhanced.


Liposuction is a minimally invasive method for liquifying and vacuuming excess fat cells from most body areas. For instance, many post-weight loss patients can undergo liposuction on their thighs, backs, arms, breasts, hips, abdomen, and more. Further, liposuction could correct skin irregularities due to uneven fat deposits, such as cellulite, for a smoother skin appearance.

Breast Lift Surgery

For some women, significant weight loss results in declining breast volume and worsening breast sagging. Breast lift surgery corrects these concerns by tightening breast tissue for lifted, more rounded breasts. In addition, the procedure could reduce stretched areolas and reposition nipples higher on the breasts to diminish drooping.

Face and Neck Lift

In some cases, weight loss could result in loose skin around the neck and face, worsening signs of aging. Facelift and neck lift surgery removes excess skin in these areas to reduce double chin appearances, fine lines, and wrinkles caused by loose skin. As a result, facial features such as the chin and jawline look significantly more defined and youthful.

Thigh, Arm, and Lower Body Lifts

An arm, thigh, or lower body lift procedure removes stubborn fat and loose skin in these areas to reveal muscle contours. Arm lift surgery focuses on enhancing the upper arms, while a thigh lift could treat either the inner or outer thighs. A lower body lift removes loose skin from several areas, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and hips.

Candidate Qualifications for Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Post-weight loss plastic surgery is an excellent body contouring method for most individuals in Virginia Beach, but there are several considerations beforehand. For example, an ideal candidate must be in good overall health, including maintaining a stable weight for six months before surgery.

However, surgery may provide the best results for individuals whose substantial weight loss occurred about two years before surgery. During this period, nutrition stabilizes, and the skin shrinks as much as possible, reducing the necessary surgical changes and possible recovery complications. Lastly, as with any surgical procedure, Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery patients need realistic expectations for their results.

Schedule a Post-Weight Loss Surgery Consultation in Virginia Beach

Substantial weight loss is a noteworthy accomplishment but may result in loose, sagging skin that hides your new contours. Post-weight loss surgery in Virginia Beach offers various procedures for tightening your skin after weight loss.

As a result, the surgery could balance your body proportions, improve the fit and comfort of clothing, and boost your self-confidence. Reach out to Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery to discuss the best procedures for achieving your ideal results.