We can help you minimise the appearance of excess skin after weight loss with one of our safe and effective outpatient procedures.

Losing weight can reduce the risk of chronic illness and can help improve your quality of life, especially if you’ve lost over 100 pounds. However, if you experience massive weight loss it can contribute to loose skin, and even pockets of fat. At The Lotus Institute, we offer several procedures designed to help tighten skin after significant weight loss. Schedule a consultation today with The Lotus Institute.

Losing weight is an impressive feat, for which you should be proud. Your weight loss journey has been long, arduous, and full of obstacles, but you continue to move forward and overcome them. Now, you’ve reached your weight goal and are in a healthier state than before. Given your extreme weight loss, this calls for a celebration, right?

You deserve all of the praise and the congratulations, but there’s one more thing you have to take care of—your loose skin. Unfortunately, you can sweat your weight off, but not your skin!

Tightening Excess Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Shedding off your extra pounds is crucial to reducing your risk of contracting diseases and long-term illnesses. However, although you’re much healthier than before, you may still feel a bit self-conscious about your body because of the excess skin resulting from your weight loss.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, which protects it from harmful environmental elements. Since the innermost layer of your skin consists of collagen and elastin, it can expand during weight gain to make more room for increased growth.

During pregnancy, the skin expands, but it usually retracts months after the delivery of the baby. However, the skin can only expand for a certain amount of time. The thing about skin is that the collagen and elastin fibres it contains will become damaged if it remains significantly stretched for an extensive period.

Since you’ve been a specific weight for a long time, your skin won’t be able to retract as it should, which results in sagging skin hanging from your body. The greater the weight loss, the more amount of loose skin you’ll have.

Body Contouring Surgery to Tighten Skin After Weight Loss

Luckily, you don’t have to live with loose skin! Just like how you shed your excess weight, you can also deal with your loose skin through plastic surgery and live life confidently. If you lost a lot of weight, natural remedies would not be enough to tighten loose skin—you’ll have to invest in surgical treatments to remove this.

Body-contouring surgery is an effective surgical procedure in reshaping an area of your body or improving the appearance of skin and tissue. Unlike natural remedies, this is an invasive procedure that involves making a large incision to remove excess skin and fat.

Here are some of the body contouring surgeries you may need to get rid of your loose skin:

To altogether remove all loose skin from your body, including the belly area, a surgeon may have to perform multiple surgeries, such as an arm lift or thigh lift, on different body parts over the span of one to two years.

Dealing with excess skin after spending months and years on losing weight can feel like a defeat, but don’t lose hope! Although you have loose skin now, you won’t have to live with it forever. As long as you work with a top plastic surgeon, you’ll be able to live healthier and happier without excess skin hanging over you!

If you’ve been planning to have your excess skin surgically removed, you’ve come to the right place! At The Lotus Institute, we offer the full range of surgical procedures to help improve your appearance and boost confidence.

Body Contouring Procedures We Offer

At The Lotus Institute, we can help remove excess skin after losing weight that may be causing you discomfort or body image issues. Learn more about the solutions we offer.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

An Abdominoplasty procedure can help restore your stomach’s appearance after childbirth or weight loss. This procedure removes excess skin from the abdomen and stomach area to change the shape and tone of the abdomen to create a firmer and smoother profile.

Body Lift (Circumferential Lipectomy)

Rather than just addressing the front of the stomach as a tummy tuck might, a belt lipectomy or lower/circumferential body lift involves a circumferential incision, removing loose hanging skin and fat from the entire “belt line” of the patient.

Medial Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

A Medial Thigh Lift procedure (Thighplasty) addresses loose skin and excess fat on the inner thighs; it’s a form of cosmetic surgery that can significantly impact your comfort and appearance. This procedure can reduce chafing and discomfort you may be experiencing due to the excess skin or fat.

Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty)

Weight loss often results in extra skin under your arm. With arm reduction (Brachioplasty), we will remove this excess skin, leaving a more defined muscle tone.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Weight loss can cause your breasts to drop and alter the contour. With a breast lift (Mastopexy), we can reshape and lift your breasts. We can also perform a breast augmentation or breast reduction at the same time.

Back Bra Lift (Back Lipectomy)

This procedure addresses loose skin on the back and bra line. We will remove the skin in the bra area which will help tighten the skin both horizontally across the back as well as vertically.


Liposuction can remove fat pockets from various areas of the body. It can be an effective way to help improve the body’s contours and proportions.

How to Remove Excess Skin After Dramatic Weight Loss

Step 1: Initial Consultation

We will help you determine which procedures are right for you. Then, we will review your medical history to make sure you are eligible for surgery.

Step 2: Your Procedure

Depending on your needs, we may need to schedule multiple procedures. Typically, we will use general anaesthesia to minimise any discomfort during the procedure.

Step 3: The Recovery Process

Your recovery will depend on the procedures you’ve had and how many you need. However, you can often resume regular activities after four to six weeks. After the surgery we will thoroughly go through the post operative care with you.

How Much Do Body Contouring Procedures Cost?

We aim to make these procedures accessible to our patients, and we will work with you and your private health insurance to determine if your treatment is covered. Contact us today with any questions.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If loose skin after weight loss is causing you discomfort or is your final step on your weight loss journey, contact us today to find out how we can help.


Learn more about plastic surgeries to help improve the appearance of loose skin after major weight loss.

Does Loose Skin Go Away on Its Own?

Loose skin can disappear, but it depends on several factors. If you’re young and have lost a moderate amount of weight, your skin may bounce back on its own. However, if you’re older or have lost a significant amount of weight, you may need to take additional steps to tighten your skin.

How Can You Naturally Tighten Your Skin After Weight Loss?

If you’re struggling with loose skin after weight loss, you can try strength training to build muscle. The more muscle you have, the more toned and firm your skin will appear. Another option is to stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturised. This can help improve skin elasticity and prevent further sagging. However, in many cases, only body contouring and skin surgeries can get rid of loose skin.

Am I Eligible for a Body Lift or Other Procedure?

Body lifts (Circumferential Lipectomy) and other skin-tightening procedures are generally safe and suitable for many patients. However, some factors increase your risk of complications, especially if you are a smoker. We’ll review your medical history and make an informed decision. Contact us today for a consultation.