What Happens To Your Body After Losing Weight?

Do feel your body shaping journey is not yet complete?

If you’ve recently lost significant weight, you might find you’re dissatisfied with your post-weight loss appearance. This could be because your skin hasn’t ‘bounced’ back to your now-slimmer body shape. Even though losing weight is great, the excess or loose skin may make you feel your body shaping journey is not yet complete.

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Recent statistics indicate that lap band surgeries are amongst the fastest-growing surgeries in Australia. These surgeries save lives, but there’s a downside to these bariatric surgery procedures. Significant weight loss often leaves saggy, excess hanging skin, which is prone to infection. This can often cause physical pain and psychological discomfort.

A number of individuals with long-term obesity end up with few options other than surgery or a highly regimented nutrition and exercise program.


Body Lift Plastic Surgery After Losing Weight

But that’s where Body Lift Plastic Surgery can help you regain normal contours after significant Weight Changes. “These excess skin folds can deter people from fully participating in all aspects of their lives,” remarks Dr Briggs. “They may want to swim or go to the beach. But they feel self-conscious about how their excess skin or skin folds will look in more revealing clothing.”

Dr Patrick Briggs – Specialist Plastic Surgeon, talks about Body Lift Surgery after Massive Weightloss or Bariatric Surgery

Loose, Excess Skin After Losing Weight

Unfortunately, patients do not always realise excess skin occurs after weight loss. “Many of my body lift surgery patients tell me they wished they were better prepared for what happens after significant weight loss,” notes Dr Patrick Briggs.

“And excess skin can be far more noticeable in certain areas of the body than in other areas.

“It is quite variable from person to person,” continues Dr Briggs. “But it can have substantial impacts on both a person’s confidence and choices of clothing. It even tends to impact a person’s relationships and physical intimacy levels. They may not feel comfortable having others see baggy excess skin.”

Have you or someone you know been left with excess skin folds after weight loss?

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If you’re considering plastic surgery after your significant weight loss, Dr Patrick Briggs is available to discuss your options.

“The main thing to know is that losing weight alone doesn’t always restore a natural body shape. One surgery may not be enough to get you the look you are aiming for. A body lift is actually often a combination of procedures. It might be a lower or upper tummy tuck, along with a back lift, breast lift, arm lift or thigh lift. Even a face or neck lift.

“For some patients, it may require only one scheduled surgery day. But for most post-bariatric patients, it may require two or more separate surgery days spread out over a period of time. Maintaining a stable weight and getting good nutrition is essential. It’s also important to know how to optimise your healing as this is often very helpful.”

About Dr Patrick Briggs

Dr Patrick Briggs is a highly-experienced, renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Australian Surgeon who is based primarily in Hawthorn (Melbourne, Victoria). He is our team’s leading body lift specialist. He performs body lift and rejuvenation surgeries on men and women. Dr Patrick Briggs and his elite surgical support team treat numerous patients who have turned their lives around after losing weight. Contact us today for further information.

Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Patrick Briggs Melbourne Plastic Surgeon – FRCS (Plas)

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne

Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.

Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice. 

Dr Patrick Briggs is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men and women.

How can we help?

Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone 1300 264 811Email us or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Patrick Briggs’s team.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on 1300 264 811.
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What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
  • You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Briggs’ Consultation fee is $300.
  • A referral from your GP or your specialist is helpful but not essential. However,
  • To claim any Medicare or Health Insurance you will need a referral.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.

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