Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

July 16, 2019

Weight loss surgery can help you achieve a healthier body and a more active lifestyle. However, you may not look as fit as you actually are due to excess skin or stubborn pockets of fat. This can be frustrating and disheartening after all you’ve gone through to improve your health. Surgical body contouring may be a great option to tighten up your trouble spots so you can present the new, healthy you to the world.

Dr. Stephen M. Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas. He has helped many patients achieve a firmer, slimmer silhouette through post-weight loss surgery procedures.


Body contouring procedures can address many of the unwanted conditions associated with losing large amounts of weight. There are several reasons why you may have cosmetic concerns after losing substantial weight.

When you gain weight, your skin must stretch to accommodate your new shape. The longer it is stretched, the harder it is for skin to regain a tight, smooth appearance after considerable weight loss.

Depending on where you carried most of your extra weight, you may have extra skin in one or more areas of the body. There is no way for you to naturally repair the elasticity of your skin, which is why some weight loss surgery patients elect to get one or more body contouring procedures.

Additionally, every person is genetically predisposed to store fat in certain places. Sometimes, these fat stores are resistant to healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Post-weight loss surgery patients who get toned in some areas may not be able to trim fat from other parts of the body, despite hard work and dedication.


In a private consultation, our experienced surgeon will speak with you about your medical history and your goals for treatment. He will assess the areas you are concerned about and discuss your options for improving your physical appearance. Some common post-weight loss surgery procedures that may be appropriate for you include:

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, addresses the abdomen. After removing excess skin and fat, Dr. Miller will create a smoother, firmer waistline by tightening your skin to fit your post-weight loss shape. A mini tummy tuck may be a good option for you if your concerns are with your lower abdomen only, while a full tummy tuck can improve the whole abdominal area.

Body lift

A body lift can help you achieve a more toned physique. Lifts can be done on isolated body parts like arms, thighs, or breasts. Alternatively, a lift can address larger sections of your body. For instance, a belt lipectomy or lower body lift, can address the hips, thighs, and buttocks.


This treatment can be a great option for getting rid of localized fat deposits. For this procedure, Dr. Miller uses a cannula and a suction device to extricate fat cells from your problem spots. Liposuction can be used to remove fat pockets from the following areas:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen


Dr. Miller offers a free consultation to post-weight loss surgery patients. In this consultation, you can discuss your problem areas and goals, as well as ask questions about the various procedures.

With years of experience and his skill as a surgeon, Dr. Miller is highly qualified to get you great results. Call us today at 702-369-1001 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson, and the surrounding areas of Nevada.

Category: Body Contouring, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck


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