Few things are more beneficial for your mental and physical health than losing weight and building a healthy lifestyle. Not only does healthy weight loss make you look better, but it also helps you feel better, and more importantly, it can help or even reverse a number of dangerous medical conditions associated with obesity. Unfortunately, extreme weight loss can also leave patients with loose, hanging skin that prevents them from fully realizing their ultimate goals. For these men and women, post-weight loss skin removal surgery is often the final step in their physical transformation.


Dr. Amy Alderman is proud to help patients achieve the tight, smooth body contours they’ve worked so hard to accomplish with skin removal and tightening procedures in Atlanta and Buckhead, GA. Learn more about these five popular skin tightening treatments to try after weight loss.

1. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is the number one procedure for those who are looking to remove loose skin from around the abdomen after losing a significant amount of weight. If you’ve worked hard to reduce your stomach but have excess skin and fat left over in the abdominal area, an abdominoplasty may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The procedure also tightens stretched abdominal muscles and repositions the belly button. The results will finally show off your hard work, your clothes will fit better, and your self-confidence will boom.

2. Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, is only increasing in popularity. For patients with excess skin in their upper arms, a brachioplasty is the best option to tighten the skin and create a tightened, beautiful contour. You can attain the best results and optimal scar placement when you partner with a skilled surgeon like Dr. Alderman.

3. Thighplasty

The legs can be a troublesome area for some patients, especially after weight loss. Excess skin tends to linger here and cause all sort of issues both physically and subconsciously. Loose skin on the outer and inner thighs can make it difficult for clothes to fit right and create rashes from chafing when working out. It can also be embarrassing in many situations where you’d like to show off your legs. If you’ve worked hard to obtain a healthy body weight, but you’re unhappy with the excess skin around your thighs, Dr. Alderman can help you with a thigh lift.

4. Post- Weight Loss Breast Enhancement

Weight loss can result in the loss of breast volume as the fatty tissue diminishes with the rest of the fat from the body. Unfortunately, the breasts don’t shrink back to match the newer, lesser breast volume. The results can be mismatched breasts, too much skin, and insufficient breast volume. A breast lift (or mastopexy) can tighten the skin and reposition the breast higher on the chest wall into a more attractive position. Breast volume, on the other hand, can be improved with implants.

5. Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery After Weight Loss

The skin and soft tissue can become stretched during weight gain and the skin may not tighten with weight loss. For patients with excess abdominal skin, an abdominoplasty can tighten both the abdominal skin and also the skin above the genital area. If the abdomen looks fine, a limited incision can be made in the lower abdomen to reduce the fullness and reposition the tissue in the mons pubis area. This will make a significant difference in the fit of clothing, especially in bathing suits and your favorite yoga pants.

Contact Us to Learn More About Atlanta Post Weight Loss Surgery

Are you unhappy with excess skin after your weight loss journey? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Alderman at North Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to find out more about body contouring options in Atlanta and Buckhead.