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Surgery After Weight Loss

Surgery After Weight Loss Boston, MA

Managing to lose any amount of excess weight is something anyone should be immensely proud of. It takes commitment, self-discipline, and persistence.

However, after losing weight, particularly significant amounts of weight, there are certain physical and aesthetic complications many patients encounter.

Frequently, this includes excess, sagging skin and fat. Post-weight loss surgery (post-bariatric surgery) aims to address these issues and help patients realize the physique they’ve worked hard to achieve.

Continue reading to learn more about Boston post-weight loss surgery, and which might be right for you. To schedule your friendly and informative consultation with Dr. Arthur Shektman, we invite you to call (781) 239-0680 or fill out our online form.

What Happens to The Body After Weight Loss?

After losing significant amounts of weight, many people are able to achieve an improved quality of life and improve their overall health. However, for many people, surgery may be necessary to address any excess skin or other issues that can arise after significant weight loss.

After weight loss, many people are left with excess skin that can cause discomfort and self-consciousness. This excess skin is the result of the skin tissue being stretched beyond its elastic capacity due to the extra weight. 

This excess skin, often affecting the lower abdominal area, the lower back, the upper arms, buttocks, and thighs, can also lead to skin irritation and infection, interfering with physical activity and daily activities. In these cases, post-bariatric surgery can remove excess skin and improve the body’s appearance.

Post Weight Loss Surgery Options at Wellesley Plastic Surgery

Common surgeries after weight loss include:


Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes any excess skin and fat from the abdominal region and repositions the underlying abdominal muscles to create a firmer, smoother appearance. 

It is typically performed on individuals with excess skin or fat in the abdominal area, generally due to weight loss, or on those who have weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

Breast Lift

Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that improves the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. It is particularly beneficial for women who have sagging or drooping breasts or who have lost breast volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or due to aging.

During a breast lift, Dr. Shektman will make an incision on the breast, typically around the areola or in the crease underneath the breast. He will then carefully lift and reshape the underlying tissue, often removing excess skin or fatty tissue, to create a more youthful, lifted appearance.

Arm Lift

An arm lift is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the upper arms. It is typically performed on individuals who have excess skin or fat in the upper arm area or who have lost skin elasticity due to aging or significant weight loss.

Care and Compassion

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.

At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.

Who is a Good Candidate for Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Boston?

Ideal candidates for post-weight loss surgery are patients who have recently undergone significant weight loss and are experiencing issues with excess skin or other issues related to their weight loss. In order to be a good candidate for post-bariatric surgery, an individual should:

  • Have reached their goal weight and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Be in good overall health, with no underlying medical conditions that could interfere with the surgery or recovery
  • Be a non-smoker, as smoking can increase the risk of complications
  • Have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery and be prepared for the recovery process
  • It is important to remember that post-weight loss surgery is not a substitute for healthy eating and exercise, and individuals who are considering this type of surgery should be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve the best possible results.


Can I Combine Weight-Loss Surgery with Post Weight-Loss Procedures?

It is generally not recommended to combine weight-loss surgery with post-weight-loss procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift, in a single surgical procedure. This is because weight-loss surgery is a major procedure that can be complex and risky, and adding additional procedures can increase the risk of complications and make the recovery process more difficult.

In general, it is best to wait until you have reached your goal weight and your weight has stabilized before considering post-weight-loss procedures. This will allow you to achieve the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

If you are considering weight-loss surgery and post-weight-loss procedures, it is important to talk to a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Shektman to discuss your options and determine the best course of action. They can help you to understand the risks and benefits of each procedure, and they can help you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Why Choose Dr. Shektman as Your Post-Bariatric Surgeon in Wellesley?

Dr. Shektman is one of the best weight loss surgeons in the Boston and Wellesley region of Massachusetts. He has been successfully practicing plastic surgery for over 30 years—a testament to his reputation and the quality of results he delivers to his patients.


Dr. Shektman’s Boston weight loss surgery offers unparalleled levels of customer care, from the very first consultation all the way through to post-procedure follow-ups. He has served thousands of patients, and his client list continues to grow, despite increasing competition from local and international doctors.

Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Shektman!

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