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How Is Excess Skin Removed After Extreme Weight Loss?

Aug 17, 2020 | Body

One of the most important steps a person can take is losing weight, either through traditional means or bariatric surgery. When a large amount of weight is lost in a short amount of time, the body retains loose skin and pockets of fat that can be challenging to get rid of. After weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills, CA can address a number of areas by trimming away the extra tissue and giving you a fitter, more contoured appearance.

Many patients experience serious health problems as a result of hanging folds of skin, including skin infections. This can make you feel disappointed with the progress you have made so far. Dr. Jaime Schwartz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in helping patients complete their weight loss journey. Learn about skin removal surgery after weight loss by contacting our clinic for a private consultation.


Patients who undergo extreme weight loss are often left with stretched-out skin on the stomach, back, arms, and thighs. These areas can all be addressed through specific surgical techniques. If you had bariatric surgery to lose weight, Dr. Schwartz will work with your medical team to make sure excess skin removal is safe for you. We only recommend surgery for individuals who have kept a stable weight for at least six months prior to their procedure. Following skin removal surgery, patients enjoy smoother and more attractive body contours.


Dr. Schwartz performs a number of post-weight loss surgeries, either separately or in combination. Our decisions are made based on your individual desired results and the total amount of weight you have lost.

  • Lower body lift: this after weight loss surgery can address the abdomen and buttocks. We pay special attention to the pubic area to give patients a better shape and contour.

  • Circumferential upper body lift: focuses on the chest, armpit, and upper back areas. Excess skin removal allows men to have a more masculine chest, and women to have a lifted appearance.

  • Arm lift: removes hanging skin below the arms, sometimes known as bat wings. An arm lift may extend down into the armpits and sides to treat the extra tissue.

  • Thigh lift: removes hanging skin toward the inside portion of the thigh. This makes it easier for patients to walk without chafing.

  • Facial procedures: many patients do not realize how much the face is affected by weight fluctuations. These procedures are designed to address loss of volume in the cheeks and lower face.


Dr. Schwartz is proud to have developed special protocols that allow patients to get back to their daily lives as soon as possible. Skin removal surgery recovery depends on the extent and type of procedures you undergo. Full recovery from combination procedures may take several months to completely heal. Our clinic in Beverly Hills, CA, offers compression garments and other methods to assist in the healing process. Although some scarring is expected during extreme weight loss surgery, patients agree that the overall results are well worth the changes to their bodies.


Losing weight is one of the most exciting transformations you can make. Individuals often feel a great sense of accomplishment following extreme weight loss surgery. As a highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers a range of sophisticated procedures for the face and body, including excess skin removal. If you would like to discuss the possibilities of a lower body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, or facial procedures, contact our office in Beverly Hills, CA to get started.



Beverly Hills Office

240 South La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: 310-882-5454