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Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss in Charlotte

If you have lost a great deal of weight through bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise, congratulations! This is no easy thing that you have accomplished. No doubt you are enjoying your new, lighter self. Unfortunately, many of our Charlotte, North and South Carolina weight loss patients suffer from large amounts of excess, sagging skin and fat. No amount of exercise will make this go away, so you are either forced to live with the new you or consider post bariatric plastic surgery.

Patients from Charlotte and the Carolinas have been coming to the Criswells for years to help them with their excess skin. Plastic Surgery after weight loss is different than standard cosmetic surgery. You as a patient need to see a surgeon who regularly sees and treats people suffering from the same issues you have. At Criswell & Criswell, we will guide you through the entire process from consultation to surgery, with our knowledgeable staff leading the way.

Most weight loss patients have a particular area that bothers them the most, but the excess skin affects the whole body. Areas that Dr. Criswell frequently treats are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, breasts, arms, neck and face. The procedures performed for these areas are similar to standard cosmetic procedures, but Dr. Criswell will tailor them specifically to meet your needs as a weight loss patient.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty): An arm lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin to tighten and tone the appearance of your upper arm. In some cases, the scars can be kept hidden in the axilla, but in most cases, they extend from the armpit to the elbow to remove the maximum amount of skin. Read more: Arm Lift

Body Lift: This procedure is a combination of a Tummy Tuck, a Thigh Lift, and a Buttock Lift. Read more: Body Lift

Thigh Lift: Thigh lift surgery is an option for patients seeking firmer, tighter, more attractive upper legs. Thighplasty helps tone and tighten excess, loose hanging thigh skin. Read more: Thigh Lift

Buttock Lift: If you are having a problem with a sagging or a flat looking behind, Dr. Criswell may recommend a buttock lift. This procedure physically lifts your behind to give you more fullness in your upper buttock. With our weight loss patients, our surgeons will often use their technique of buttock auto-augmentation. Read More: Buttock Lift

Face and Neck Lift: If after weight loss you are uncomfortable with excess skin on your cheeks, face, neck and under your chin, Dr. Criswell may recommend a Face Lift or Neck Lift procedure. Our patients find that these procedures give them a more youthful look, with improved neck contour and a better defined jaw line and chin. Read more: Face Lift and Neck Lift

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4310 Sharon Road, Suite V02, SouthPark, Charlotte, NC 28211

The Ballantyne Office

14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 210, Charlotte, NC 28277