Post Significant Weight Loss

Ally's Post Weight Loss Transformation Story

360 Body Lift – Ally’s Post Weight Loss Transformation Story

Congratulations!  You’ve done the difficult work and lost significant weight. Your dramatic weight loss has improved your health and your appearance.  At Belcara Health, we can help you complete your journey with the body contouring procedures you may need to achieve the tighter, smoother, more toned appearance you desire.

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Why Have Contouring Surgery?

As a result of your weight loss, you have a new problem — excess, sagging skin. Excess skin is an unfortunate by-product of extreme weight loss, but the good news is body contouring surgery can improve the way you look. Body contouring surgery removes excess fat and sagging skin to give the body a more natural, toned appearance.

If you are on the journey to the “new you” through weight loss, the team of professionals at Belcara Health can help you find your way. Take the first step and schedule a complimentary appointment with our doctors…you deserve it.

What are my Procedures Options:

While every patient is different in terms of problem spots, surgery is most often performed on the following areas: Face, Upper Arms, Breasts, Abdomen, Lower Back, Buttocks, and Thighs.


Liposuction is performed through a small incision placed inconspicuously. Saline solution combined with adrenaline and anesthetic is injected into the area to reduce bleeding and ensure patient comfort and safety. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is then moved back and forth to loosen the extra fat cells. The dislodged fat is then sucked out of the body through a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Our surgeons also use an ultrasonic-assisted liposuction technique that applies ultrasonic energy to help loosen fat prior to suctioning.

The effect of significant weight loss is most noticeable on the face in patients with sagging neck and jowls, and sunken cheeks. A facelift is an effective way to tighten the loose skin, particularly in the neck area. Injecting fat into the cheeks using fat transfer, can add tissue volume. Patients often have both procedures, which result in a younger, firmer appearance.

Upper Arms

The upper arm from the axilla to the elbow is particularly vulnerable to sagging skin after weight loss. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) reshapes the under-portion of the arm. This surgery is often performed with underarm surgery (axilloplasty) to remove the excess skin and fatty tissue that may hang. The result of upper arm surgery is a more toned and proportionate appearance.


Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) involves removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue in an effort to reshape and support the new breast contour. This procedure may be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to give volume to the breasts. Breast augmentation is done with the placement of a saline or silicone breast implant. Women who have lost significant weight may also consider breast reduction surgery. The elimination of sagging breasts not only improves appearance but is also more comfortable.

Abdomen, Lower Back, and Buttocks

The most comprehensive body lift surgery is the belt lipectomy or body lift (circumferential torsoplasty). Addressing the mid-section, surgeons elevate and tighten deep tissue and remove the excess skin and fat around the torso resulting in a re-shaping of the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks and outer thighs. Not everyone will require a full circumferential torsoplasty and may be a candidate for a less extensive standard or extended abdominoplasty.


The upper thigh is another problem spot for sagging skin after weight loss. To improve the contours of this area, surgeons may perform a thigh lift (thighplasty) on the area above the knee to the groin. If excess fat is a problem in this area, liposuction can be performed prior to the thigh lift surgery.

The board-certified surgeons at Belcara Health employ a unique blend of artistry and meticulous technique, emphasizing proportion and form, to help patients reshape their figures in ways they never thought possible.

How Much Do Body Contouring Procedures Cost?

Everyone’s goals with cosmetic surgery are a bit different. The price of body contouring in Baltimore is dependent upon on your chosen treatment plan. During your consultation, we’ll provide a detailed price quote and review your payment options.

Our Financing Specialists are experts in helping you secure financing for your cosmetic procedure and are available to help to make budgeting and paying for your body contouring surgery simple and stress-free. We’re happy to help you make plans for affordable monthly payments, so your new look will be a reality! Learn more about your financing opportunities.

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“I never felt nervous during this entire process, and that is absolutely due to the kindness of everyone I met, from making my consultation appointment, through surgery, to my post-op appointments. My results are natural, beautiful, and everything promised. At first, this group seems too good to be true, but they are really just that phenomenal.”

Our practitioners who specialize in Post Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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