As you gain weight [or enlarge], your skin stretches to accommodate [think pregnancy!]. If you then lose substantial weight, your skin might not be elastic enough to spring back. This can cause folds of excess loose skin to form. This can happen to your abdomen, arms, thighs, midsection, breasts, and elsewhere. To remove the excess skin, many people seek the help of specialized body contouring procedures in one comprehensive treatment known as post-weight loss surgery.

To learn more about post-weight loss surgery in San Luis Obispo County and its benefits, contact Charles Chalekson, MD Plastic Surgery, to speak with our dedicated surgical team.

Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Having the hard work you put into losing weight be overshadowed by unwanted side effects like loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat can be incredibly disappointing. Post-weight loss surgery in San Luis Obispo County can help you showcase your new physique. Some of the additional benefits you can experience include:

  • Better mobility
  • A more toned, sculpted appearance
  • A boost in self-confidence in social settings
  • A decrease in skin irritation or infection caused by loose skin rubbing together

Candidates for post-weight loss treatment should be at a stable weight at or near their goal. They should also be generally healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chalekson will thoroughly review your health history and address your aesthetic concerns to help you customize the best surgical technique for your needs.

What Surgeries Are Included in Post-Weight Loss Treatment?

Post-weight loss surgery in San Luis Obispo County does not include a specific set of treatments or procedures. Instead, this comprehensive approach is individualized to your needs and includes surgeries to target your primary areas of concern.

Arm Lift [Brachioplasty]

An arm lift reduces excess sagging skin, tightening and smoothing the underlying supportive tissue and reducing localized pockets of fat in your arm.

During an arm lift, a small incision is made on the inner part of your arm, extending from the inner elbow into the armpit. Fatty tissue and excess skin are removed. After this, the skin is pulled tight and sutured together.

Thigh Lift

A standard thigh lift reshapes and tones the upper leg. This surgery can target the entire thigh or just the inner or outer portion of the leg.

Lower Body Lift or Trucal Lift

A lower body lift tones the underlying muscles and other tissue that supports the skin of your thighs and hips. Like in other lifts, excess sagging skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissue is pulled tight to reveal a more toned contour.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck [abdominoplasty] surgically removes skin and fat and, in most cases, restores weakened underlying muscles to create a firmer abdominal profile. A tummy tuck is often done alongside liposuction or other body sculpting procedures.

Breast Lift

A breast lift or mastopexy removes excess, sagging breast skin and tissue to raise the breast and nipple to a more youthful and “uplifted” state. It also makes the breasts feel more supple and can address mild degrees of asymmetry.


Liposuction uses gentle, targeted suction to remove fat through an incision in areas such as your stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, or neck. Liposuction is often performed simultaneously with other surgical procedures, including tucks, lifts, and reductions, for more dramatic results.

Call to Discuss Post-Weight Loss Surgery in San Luis Obispo County

Post-weight loss surgery in San Luis Obispo County can dramatically improve your appearance as well as your self-esteem. When you are considering body sculpting, consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon to review your options. At Charles Chalekson, MD Plastic Surgery, we welcome patients from across the country and throughout California, including San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.


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