Body Shaping Surgery After Significant Weight Loss

When you lose a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you may have excess skin. The surgeons at the Henry Ford Center for Cosmetic Surgery can help you combat the loss of elasticity by contouring areas of the body, such as the:

  • abdomen
  • legs
  • arms
  • buttocks

What to expect

When should I consider body shaping surgery following bariatric surgery?

Once you reach your weight-loss goal, you may have excess skin. This excess skin can cause rashes, odor and even contribute to skin infections.

During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history, lifestyle and the different types of cosmetic surgery procedures most appropriate for you. Your expectations and physical and mental well-being are important issues that also will be assessed.

Information will be provided about the cosmetic procedures being considered, along with a clear explanation about the risks and benefits of surgery.

Will my insurance cover body shaping surgery?

You should contact your insurance provider to find out what may be covered. Health insurance may cover some cosmetic surgery procedures, especially those associated with chronic skin infections or if excess skin limits your ability to perform daily activities.

Our staff can answer questions, help obtain insurance approval, and provide any necessary documentation.

If your surgical procedure is not covered by insurance, payment plan options are available.

Take the next step

For information call us at 1-844-432-6763.

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