Facelift after Massive Weight Loss

By Peter Fisher, MD on July 18, 2019

Portrait of older woman posing for the cameraSignificant weight loss can lead to a better quality of life and improved confidence. However, one common side effect is sagging, drooping, excess skin. That is why body contouring after massive weight loss is often necessary. In addition to the abdomen, thighs, and arms, the face is another area that may benefit from cosmetic surgery after weight loss.

Dr. Peter Fisher can perform a facelift after massive weight loss at our San Antonio, TX practice for patients who are looking to enhance their appearance.

How Weight Loss Affects the Face

Volume loss in the face is a natural aspect of aging. Those who lose a significant amount of weight may experience this loss much faster than others. As a result, patients may have a sunken-in or gaunt appearance, while others may notice that soft tissue gathers around the neck and chin. For this reason, the face actually appears older after significant weight loss while the rest of the body often looks fitter and more youthful.

How a Facelift Can Help

During a facelift procedure, Dr. Fisher removes sagging, excess tissue from the lower face and neck. The remaining skin is then smoothed, pulled taut, and repositioned to achieve a more youthful appearance.

When performing a facelift after massive weight loss, Dr. Fisher focuses on reshaping the tissues for natural-looking results. Each surgery is catered to the unique needs of the patient. For example, older individuals may look unnatural with too much volume, while the opposite is true for younger patients. Dr. Fisher is a facelift expert who can help you achieve your personal cosmetic goals.

Exploring Candidacy

To qualify for a facelift after massive weight loss, patients should be at or near their goal weight. Further, their weight should be stable, as dramatic fluctuations can seriously impede the success of treatment.

Many patients fear they are too young to undergo a facelift procedure. In reality, however, a facelift after massive weight loss is often the most cost-effective option over time; non-surgical solutions are temporary and can be more expensive in the long run. During a consultation at our San Antonio practice, Dr. Fisher can determine your eligibility for this type of treatment.

Combining Dermal Fillers with a Facelift

As aforementioned, every treatment plan is designed to meet the specific needs of the patient. Some individuals find that dermal fillers, used in conjunction with a facelift, can help achieve the desired results. Fillers add volume to the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Though the results of fillers are temporary, treatment can be repeated.

Contact Our Practice Today

If you are considering body contouring after massive weight loss, consider what a facelift can do for you. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fisher can determine if this procedure is appropriate for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our San Antonio practice. Call us at (210) 616-0798 or contact us online anytime.

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