The post weight loss surgery is a combination of surgical procedures done to remove excess skin and fat that is left over from a large amount of weight loss. Significant weight loss from strict diet and exercise or by bariatric surgery often leads to large amounts of excess, drooping skin and some fat all over that cannot be repaired except by surgery.

Planning Your Post Weight Loss Surgery

The first step of planning your post weight loss surgery is a consultation with Dr. Patterson. The timing of the surgery can be important since there is some recovery time involved. Discuss your lifestyle and obligations with Dr. Patterson to determine the best way to achieve a peaceful surgery and an optimum recovery. It is important to note it is recommended that patients be at a stable weight and healthy.

Preparing For Your Post Weight Loss Surgery

Preparation for a post weight loss surgery may take as long as a couple of weeks, depending on a patient’s current lifestyle. Dr. Patterson will need to see a complete list of current medications – including herbal supplements – before the surgery. Some of these medications, for example aspirin, may need to be discontinued for anywhere from a few days to a week prior to the surgery. Patients are encouraged to have reached a weight loss plateau for a minimum of 3 months, preferably 6 months. Dr. Patterson will work with you to combine the best post weight loss surgery techniques based on your specific body and your goals.

Post Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

The post weight loss surgery can consist of several procedures in one. Most patients typically stay overnight and will be discharged the next morning following the surgery. Procedures like face lifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts, arm lifts, liposuction and many other plastic surgery procedures are aimed at helping weight loss patients achieve the ultimate look desired.


The following are some procedures for weight loss patients:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Arm Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Eyelid Lift


Post Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

Recovery may vary depending on procedures performed.

Post Weight Loss Surgery Aftercare

Follow up appointments will be made to oversee your progress and Dr. Patterson and his staff are always available to you to discuss your recovery or questions you may have.


Still have some questions, or want to find out more? The next step is easy, schedule a consult with Dr. Patterson. Our staff will be happy to discuss post weight loss surgery with you further. At Patterson Plastic Surgery, we want to be your partner in achieving the appearance you’ve always wanted!


At Patterson Plastic Surgery, the post weight loss surgery is performed by Dr. Patterson, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. As a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS,) Dr. Patterson is uniquely suited to performing this surgery. This superior level of expertise, coupled with an innate ability to understand and relate to patients, makes Patterson Plastic Surgery the premier center for cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery in the Gulf Coast area.