Your weight-loss surgery was a success! You’ve reached your goal weight, and you’re feeling great — but what about that loose, hanging skin?

Tummy Tuck - Weight LossWe offer a variety of options for surgery after weight loss in Salt Lake City, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arm lift(brachioplasty), belt lipectomy (often called a lower body lift), buttock lift, thigh lift, facelift and breast lift, either with breast implants or without.

And, beyond improving your appearance, studies have shown that there are significant health benefits to receiving a follow-up surgery after weight loss. Patients are more likely to stay slimmed down when their excess skin is removed, according to research published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Swiss researchers looked at the long-term weight outcomes of bariatric-surgery patients, comparing 98 who had body-contouring procedures with 102 patients who did not. Within two years after undergoing gastric bypass, the patients lost an average of almost 100 pounds. Those who had a tummy tuck regained less weight over time: an average of just over 1 pound per year, compared with 4 pounds per year for patients who did not.

After accounting for the weight of excess skin removed, the average patient who had gastric bypass regained nearly 50 pounds, while those who also had body contouring regained an average of only 14 pounds.

Body-contouring procedures can dramatically improve all of the daily-life activities of weight-loss patients. Another major health bonus is that removing the folds of excess skin decreases the risk of infection and improves healing after surgery.

View our tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) photos, arm lift (brachioplasty) photos and lower body lift (belt lipectomy) photos for examples of how Brzowski Plastic Surgery can help you sculpt the body of your dreams.