Many patients who have undergone major weight loss feel extremely proud of their success, and rightfully so. However, after losing a lot of weight quickly, you may still have heavy, loose folds of extra skin as a constant reminder of your former self. Fortunately, if you’ve had bariatric surgery that resulted in major weight loss, and are ready to shed that extra skin, plastic surgery can help. 

What Does Post Weight Loss Surgery Entail?

Post weight loss plastic surgery aims to remove any extra skin, and to tighten and improve the overall contour of your new body. Plastic surgery can tone the tissue in your arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, face, and abdomen. Options for post weight loss plastic surgery include:

  • Body Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Arm Lift
  • Face Lift

The Right Candidates

Not every person who loses a large amount of weight is a good candidate for plastic surgery. You may be a good candidate for surgery if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your weight is stable.
  • You are in good health.
  • You do not smoke.
  • You have positive and realistic expectations for the results.
  • You are committed to proper nutrition, fitness, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

How Can Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Help?

When you undergo major weight loss, your body changes drastically. Many patients want to look just as good as they feel, but they may not feel confident or comfortable with excess skin. If you maintain a steady weight following your procedure, plastic surgery can give you the confidence to go along with this major accomplishment. 

During post weight loss plastic surgery, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and improve your overall body contour through strategically-placed incisions and minimally-invasive liposuction. If you elect an augmentation procedure, your doctor may use fat from other areas of your body to enhance your look, or will suggest using implants if necessary.

Top Bariatric and Plastic Surgeons

At Townsen Memorial Hospital, our bariatric and plastic surgeons are some of the best in the area. Dr. Clifton Thomas is a highly-skilled and decorated bariatric surgeon who specializes in major weight loss procedures, such as the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. He works with each individual patient to guide them through their, at times, difficult journey, and make personalized treatment plans to best ensure their success. 

Following a patient’s successful weight loss, our plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Buczek is available to consult with them about skin removal and other body enhancing plastic surgery. Electing plastic surgery is a decision only a patient can make. If a patient chooses to undergo plastic surgery, Dr. Buczek and Dr. Thomas will work together to determine their candidacy and then Dr. Buczek will devise a surgery plan that is best for each individual patient. 

Risks and Recovery

It is important to note that no surgery or cosmetic procedure is without risk. Additionally, plastic surgery requires you to follow recovery instructions, so it is important to factor that in when deciding on whether or not a specific procedure is right for you. Talk to your doctor so you understand the risks and recovery for your procedure.  

Contact Us


Townsen Memorial Hospital is conveniently located off of I69 and FM 1960 in Humble, TX. To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, visit https://www.townsenclinic.com/contact/ or call (713) 489-2704.