After the huge achievement of significant weight loss, the remaining loose skin can be the only thing standing between you and the slimmer figure you have earned. Loose skin surgery after weight loss removes excessive skin and sculpts the targeted areas to reveal the more contoured figure beneath it. This procedure is often the final step in a long, transformative weight loss journey. 

What is Loose Skin Surgery?

Loose skin surgery is also known as post-weight loss body contouring. Each loose skin surgery is customized and may include a range of procedures that lift and tighten different areas. Loose skin surgery is most commonly used in areas like the abdomen, thighs, breasts, and upper arms. Removing this excess skin can dramatically improve your quality of life as well as your confidence.

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How Much is Loose Skin Surgery After Weight Loss?

If you are considering loose skin surgery, the subject of cost will certainly arise. This body contouring procedure is not covered by insurance, but financing options are available. Since each loose skin surgery is a customized procedure, costs vary widely. Factors affecting this number include:

  • Your location
  • Your surgeon’s skill and experience
  • The number of areas addressed during your procedure
  • Other expenses, such as medications, lab tests, and anesthesia

Post-weight loss body contouring usually starts at about $10,000 and will increase in cost with additional procedures. Your final cost will depend on the details of your customized treatment plan. We recommend a consultation with your LPS plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and options. 

Depending on your health insurance, some aspects of this procedure may be covered. Each insurance company is different, but many people have medical reasons for loose skin removal that fall under their coverage. 

How is Loose Skin Surgery Performed?

The details of your loose skin surgery will depend on the areas to be treated. Your procedure may include:

Your procedure is performed under general anesthesia and may take place in our surgical suite or a hospital. While many people will return home the same day after a period of observation, others may have an overnight hospital stay. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect during and after your surgery.

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What is Recovery Like After Loose Skin Surgery?

Each post-weight loss body contouring procedure has a different recovery time depending on the types of surgery it includes. In general, procedures such as a tummy tuck or body lift have the longest recovery, with most people returning to work in two to four weeks. You will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your body as it recovers. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Loose Skin Surgery?

If you have lost a large amount of weight, you might be a candidate for loose skin surgery. Good candidates must be healthy enough for surgery and have reasonable expectations. Candidates should maintain a stable weight for a minimum of six months before this procedure and have lost most of the weight they plan to lose. 

Dear Dr. Morris-Thank you for doing such an amazing job on my reconstruction revision…It looks so much better and I am very grateful!

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Interested in learning about loose skin surgery? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.