Plastic surgery after massive weight loss can help you lose skin & reveal your new body

When you’ve worked so hard to lose a substantial amount of weight, it’s devastating to discover that your lovely new shape is hidden under loose folds of excess skin.

With the help of Dr Jeremy Hunt and some clever surgical techniques, you can look your best after weight loss.  The most common surgical procedures following massive weight loss include:

  • Excess Skin reduction around the Stomach – using procedures like Circumferential Abdominoplasty, Fleur De LIs Abdominoplasty or extended tummy tuck
  • Breast surgery after massive weight loss
  • Lower body lift can include an Extended Abdominoplasty, Thigh lift or Buttock lift
  • Upper body lift can include an Upper arm lift, Bra LIne Back lift or Breast Surgery

One or more procedures are likely to be required to obtain the best results depending on where you have your extra skin.

These can be performed one area at a time in a staged approach of single procedures or can be combined – upper body lift, lower body lift or a breast/tummy surgery combination.

During your personal, one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt, he will discuss your best options for skin removal and body contouring.

Plastic surgery after weight loss

Benefits of Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss

Plastic surgery after massive weight loss is a complex intervention that aims to help you show the amazing results of your massive weight loss process. The intervention targets different areas of the body, depending on your particular needs. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing this procedure. Among them we can mention:

  • Eliminates saggy skin
  • The tummy is firmer and flatter
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Corrects saggy breasts

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Recovery after plastic surgery

Recovery after Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss

The recovery period after plastic surgery after weight loss can take up to two weeks or more post op. During this time, make sure to take the analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort. The recovery period is dependent on the complexity of the procedures performed.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after plastic surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after plastic surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss Costs Sydney - How much does Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

Plastic surgery after weight loss is a set of procedures performed to help you get rid of the excess skin. The costs vary depending on the type of procedure you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic), to mention just a few factors. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is plastic surgery after massive weight loss covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet the strict Medicare criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage,Surgery after Weight Loss Payment Plan, or the costs for plastic surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

Is Surgery after Massive Weight Loss Worth It?

According to, 97% of patients undergoing body lift surgery are happy with the results achieved and found it totally worth it.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best Body Contouring Surgery Sydney has to offer.

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.


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Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss FAQs

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If you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and want to see a reduction in loose, excess skin from top to toe, Dr Hunt can help.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.