Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss in Edmonton

Sometimes weight loss isn't enough.

Sometimes weight loss isn’t enough. Shedding pounds through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise may give you a different, smaller number on the bathroom scale, but loose and sagging skin might remain a problem without plastic surgery after weight loss. As the only fellowship-trained post-bariatric plastic surgeon in Edmonton, Dr. Jonathan Toy specializes in tightening and lifting flabby parts of your body after you’ve gotten rid of the fat, from arms and legs to your entire upper or lower body – or all of the above.

Part of Dr. Toy’s education included participating in a yearlong fellowship that focused on plastic surgery after weight loss. He’s a particular expert in body contouring after weight loss, which is a specialty of his and a common request at his practice.

If you’ve lost weight and want to talk about how to get your body more into shape with plastic surgery after weight loss, set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonathan Toy at his Edmonton office. Call 780-758-3377.

Part of Dr. Toy's education included participating in a yearlong fellowship that focused on plastic surgery after weight loss.

He’s a particular expert in body contouring after weight loss, which is a specialty of his and a common request at his practice.

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As we gain weight that leads to noticeable excess fat, our fat cells can grow in both number and size. The increase stretches out the overlying skin wherever bulges appear: on our stomachs, arms, thighs, and a variety of other places on the body.

So why plastic surgery? After weight loss – and especially after massive weight loss, our skin ideally shrinks back down to remain tight over the region that once stuck out. But age, environmental factors, and heredity can reduce our skin’s elasticity, meaning it won’t tighten again as the pounds drop away. If you’ve dieted and exercised your way to a slimmer body or have enjoyed the results of bariatric surgery, you could find that you now have deflated, baggy skin. Drooping pouches may not be full of fat, but they do prevent the full aesthetic benefit of weight loss from being seen.

Plastic surgery after weight loss can involve several components, but a main feature of the procedure is the removal of this excess skin. Simply put, this phase of the surgery involves Dr. Toy making an incision in the region to be worked on, tightening and shaping the underlying tissue, and pulling the skin tight to ensure the new contours are visible. Everything will be sutured into place, and any excess skin will be removed, leaving the area slimmer and sleeker.

Gastric bypass and similar weight loss surgery can lead to dramatic weight loss, but won’t necessarily address isolated pockets of fat. These are fat-filled areas that even a change in diet and an increase in physical activity might not impact for the better. The resulting skin that occurs can generally not be corrected with diet and exercise.

Along with skin removal, liposuction is commonly combined to achieve the desired appearance. This procedure isn’t intended for massive weight loss in the way bariatric surgery is, but liposuction can still be an effective solution to the problem of fat deposits that cling to where they’re not wanted.

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Options for plastic surgery after weight loss

Dr. Toy can perform post weight-loss surgery on an isolated area or on several regions. Each plastic surgery after weight loss client is different, so he works to tailor the procedure or combination of procedures to maximize the appearance of balance and overall body harmony.

Post weight loss surgery can involve any combination of the following:

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An arm lift and thigh lift focus on the specific areas noted in the name of the respective procedures.

A lower body lift may include an outer thigh lift and work on the general abdominal area, and buttocks. This procedure generally encompasses a tummy tuck, which is a surgery designed to address the problem of loose, flabby skin hanging from your belly, as well as abdominal muscle tightening and waist shaping.

An upper body lift may include an arm lift, breast lift, and work on fat deposits and loose skin on your back and side of the chest.

You may have a particular post weight loss surgery procedure in mind, so be sure to share that with Dr. Toy during your consultation. He will discuss with you the various elements that go into the plastic surgery after weight loss options he offers so together you can choose the route that will give you the best look possible.

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Bring any and all questions you may have about liposuction or other procedures to Dr. Toy for answers. Call his Edmonton office at 780-758-3377.