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Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS - Diplomate, American Board Of Plastic Surgery

Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

815 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021

The Male Body After Weight Loss

If you’re reading this section of our website, it probably means you’re committed to achieving a healthy weight. Congratulations! No matter where you might be in your personal journey – even if you’re at square one – the road to improved health and well being always starts with a commitment and a plan.

If you have already dropped a significant number of pounds, chances are you’re experiencing the downside of weight loss: saggy skin. The skin performs amazing functions, but the one thing it doesn’t handle particularly well is weight fluctuation. If you’re young with fairly elastic skin you may see just slight flabbiness as you near your goal weight. But for those who are older, have gained and lost over the years, or who are simply unlucky in the genetics department, it’s another story.

In our three decades performing plastic surgery in New York City, we have treated hundreds and hundreds of men who are bothered by redundant skin after weight loss. Dr. Jacobs would be pleased to meet you and discuss how we can help – you can fill out our contact form to arrange a consultation.

In the meantime, learn more about the areas of the body you can fine tune with plastic surgery after weight loss.

Abdomen

Because men tend to gain weight around the midsection, the abdomen is often the number one target area for cosmetic surgery after weight loss. Fortunately, there are a variety of procedures and variations that enable Dr. Jacobs to customize our strategy to meet the exact needs of each patient. Read more about plastic surgery for the mid body and you’ll see what we mean.

Chest

Guys who gain and lose a large amount of weight frequently suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, even when they reach their target. Why? One reason is that weight loss happens in unpredictable patterns, and fat in the chest area can be amazingly stubborn. Not only that, fatty tissue tends to produce estrogen, which in turn triggers breast gland growth. Even if you are fortunate enough to banish the fat in your man boobs, it’s likely unwanted breast gland will be left behind and possibly “flaps” of skin.

Dr. Jacobs specializes in gynecomastia. He has treated hundreds of weight loss patients who need a little liposuction and gland excision and many others who need more extensive surgery to remove skin and stretch marks. Learn about the options here.

Face

The face is one place it’s best to have a little fat; once it’s gone, so is the youthful look. Dr. Jacobs performs facelift surgery for men with the goal of achieving subtle, natural looking improvement. Your friends will notice how much better you look but will attribute the changes to weight loss, not to cosmetic surgery!

We frequently add a neck lift component to facelift surgery to tighten up skin and remove residual fat. Find out more about facelifts and related options.

Arms

Arm lift surgery, technically called brachioplasty, is often requested by women and sometimes by men after weight loss. Upper arm skin tends to be particularly inelastic and does not rebound into place once extra fat is gone, leaving people self-conscious about flabby skin and frustrated by ill-fitting clothes.

Brachioplasty can often be combined with other post-weight loss procedures. We can discuss the options with you during your consultation.

Thighs

If you enjoy wearing shorts for sports, working out or warm weather comfort, you may be interested in a thigh lift. Weight loss can make inner thighs appear droopy when skin is stretched, and residual fat deposits can look lumpy and uneven. Patients who choose thigh lift surgery are generally quite happy to feel “summer ready” after healing.

Your Strategy

We are so pleased to meet weight loss patients who are looking into plastic surgery. New York City is no place to face daily life with dozens of extra pounds on board. And most patients who are successful in reaching their weight goals long to get rid of the extra skin too – for comfort as well as aesthetic reasons. Weight loss patients are a motivated group of people we enjoy working with, for one procedure or a few.

Call us at 212-570-6080 and let’s talk!

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