Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to lose weight.  Losing a significant amount of weight is a big accomplishment!  Whether your weight has been lost through diet, medications, meal replacement programs  or a bariatric procedure such as gastric sleeve or bypass, the impact on your life can be monumental. Significant weight loss not only affects a person’s health, mentality, and well-being, but it also leads to a number of physical changes in the body. Unfortunately, the joy of losing a significant amount of weight can often go hand in hand with the disappointment of being stuck with excess skin. Often when patients lose large amounts of weight, their skin does not retract due to the loss of elasticity and is unable to properly accommodate a smaller figure. This excess skin can be more than just an aesthetic concern. Excess skin can harbour both bacteria and moisture, causing fungal infections and embarrassing odours. This loose, sagging skin is common around the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. For patients looking to make the most of their new bodies, surgical skin removal after weight loss may be the solution. Having a customized body plastic surgery plan established with Dr. Barr can help you reach your aesthetic goals and achieve the contoured physique you`ve worked so hard to achieve.

What is Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss?

Body contouring surgery after weight loss is commonly sought by individuals looking to address multiple areas of excess skin and target areas of stubborn fat that haven`t been able to be addressed with diet and exercise. Body lift surgery after weight loss can create a slimmer, firmer appearance, enabling these patients to regain self-confidence and celebrate their weight loss achievements.

Educate Yourself on Your Procedures

If you are a patient considering a Body After Weight Loss procedure, please continue reading for further information on this procedure and what you can expect. If you have any questions about this, or any of our other procedures, please contact us.

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Common Procedures After Weight Loss

Dr. Barr will create a custom surgery plan for you during your consultation. Following massive weight loss, there are many different plastic surgery procedures that can be done in isolation or combined with other plastic surgery procedures to address the extra skin removal needed as well as to correct the contour and shape of your silhouette.

Arm Lift

Saggy arms after weight loss is a common complaint of individuals looking to pursue plastic surgery to address excess skin. An Arm Lift (AKA a brachioplasty) removes loose skin and smooth arm contours to create a tighter, more toned appearance.

Breast Lift

Breasts often experience many physical changes following weight loss. A breast lift after weight loss removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to raise and reshape the breasts.

Face and Neck Lift

A Face and Neck lift can eliminate excess facial skin, tighten underlying facial muscles, as well as remove extra skin on neck in order to address extra skin following weight loss as well as restore a youthful , rejuvenated facial appearance.

Tummy Tuck

While liposuction can target excess fat, it cannot correct the sagging skin that is often a complaint of with individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight. A post weight loss tummy tuck creates a firmer, smoother abdomen through excess skin removal and the tightening of spread or weakened abdominal muscles.

Thigh Lift

Significant weight loss can contribute to saggy and dimpled thighs with fat deposits that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. A thigh lift can help to eliminate stubborn fat and remove loose, sagging skin to create a more streamlined appearance.

Buttock Lift

Patients who have lost a large amount of weight often notice excess skin on their waist line that affects the shape of their bottom. A buttock lift can help to lift the backside as well as improve the contours of both the waist and buttocks.


Man patients complain of stubborn fat on their arms, back, waist, and thighs even after significant weight loss. Liposuction can be used to permanently remove fat from targeted areas to contour and sculpt your silhouette.

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Am I a candidate for “Body After Weight Loss” procedures?

The ideal candidates for surgical body contouring are healthy men and women who have realistic expectations of surgical outcomes. You may be a good candidate for Body After Weight Loss surgery if you have attained your weight loss goals, or are close to your weight-loss target and have maintained a stable weight for a significant period of time. Before deciding to pursue surgical options, it is important to determine if your weight loss has stabilized. For those patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, weight loss usually does not stabilize until after the one year mark.

Rapid weight loss or gain can dramatically affect your skin. For that reason, your weight loss should be stabilized prior to addressing sagging skin. Should you continue to lose weight following surgery, you may again develop areas of loose skin. Alternatively, should you regain weight, there is a risk of developing visible stretch marks If your weight loss is stable and you are at your optimum weight loss goal, you may be an ideal candidate for surgery.

Preparing for Your Procedures

The first step when considering Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Barr. The consultation process provides an opportunity for you to obtain important information about the procedure and to have all of your questions answered prior to proceeding with surgery. It also enables Dr. Barr to properly assess you and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery.

You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, all current medications, as well as any significant weight gain or loss.

During your consultation Dr. Barr will carefully examine your areas of concern and assess your general health. Different surgical approaches and options will be discussed and he will explain which surgical approach would be best suited to you based on your individual characteristics and aesthetic goals.

The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with full body contouring surgery will be thoroughly explained during this consultation. The information provided at this initial consultation will be comprehensive and thorough, and should enable you to make an informed decision as to whether or not surgery is the right choice for you. A comprehensive instruction package will also be provided to you at the time of consultation, and includes instructions for before and after surgery as well.

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Recovery After Procedure

Dr. Barr’s extensive experience in performing surgical procedures such as a full body lift after weight loss will help to ensure that your post-operative recovery is minimized. Recovery for each patient will vary, depending on the number and type of procedures that are included in the surgery. During your initial body cosmetic surgery consultation Dr. Barr will provide you with an idea of the type of recovery time you can expect based on the procedures that he has recommended for you.

What are the Benefits of “Body After Weight Loss” Procedures?

Body After Weight Loss patients often pursue surgery in order to correct a number of issues including:

  • Removal of excess skin and fat from various areas
  • Tighten underlying abdominal muscles
  • Eliminate stretch marks related to pregnancy or weight gain
  • Remove excess breast skin and reshape, raise and increase firmness of breasts
  • Create a smoother, more streamlined body contour

Like the thousands of patients who undergo these procedures every year, you too can eliminate excess skin and reminders of your heavier frame and celebrate your new body with the confidence you deserve.

Why Сhoose Dr. Barr

Choosing the right plastic surgeon essential in realizing your aesthetic objectives. Dr. Scott K. M. Barr is dedicated to delivering extraordinary results tailored to each patient’s desires. His commitment to an in-depth, thorough consultation ensures that patient decisions are well-informed and educated.

Communication is vital to achieving the best possible surgical outcome. Dr. Barr’s approachable demeanor fosters trust and security, creating a comfortable environment for effective communication, easing anxiety, and generating excitement for the transformation ahead.

Choose Dr. Barr for a professional and technologically advanced approach to achieving your plastic surgery after weight loss goals.

Common Misconceptions About Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

  1. Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss procedures are only required by those who have lost weight with bariatric surgery.

    While it is true individuals who undergo bariatric surgery often lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, leading to excess sagging skin, many individuals who lose weight with diet and exercise programs also experience loose skin that can only be addressed by plastic surgery.

  2. Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss removes all stretch marks.

    The only stretch marks that will be removed from your body are those that are on the excess skin being removed. Non surgical laser treatments and medical grade products can help to improve the appearance of remaining stretch marks.

  3. Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss is purely cosmetic.

    Excess, hanging skin can cause a host of issues, including odour, limited mobility and skin irritations. In addition, excess skin can affect the way clothing fits and the comfort of your clothing.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Before and After

Preparing for Your “Body After Weight Loss” Procedures

What Type of Procedures are Included in “Body After Weight Loss” Procedures?
Body After Weight Loss surgery is customized for each patient and can include a number of procedures depending on the concerns of each client. Some procedures that may be part of your Body After Weight Loss procedure include:

  • Breast lift, breast augmentation or both
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Body sculpting or contouring procedures such as liposuction, SmartLipo or BodyTite
  • Arm, Thigh, Buttock, Face or Neck Lift
  • Cellulite reduction procedures such as Cellulaze

The type of procedures best suited to your individual needs will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Barr.

The Procedure

What will I need to do prior to surgery?
Prior to surgery you will be scheduled for a pre-op session with a Registered Nurse to review your medical history and your post-op instructions. She will review all of the information you will need to know in order to prepare yourself for surgery.

Where will my “Body After Weight Loss” procedures be performed?
Your procedure will be performed within the state-of-the-art facilities of Barr Plastic Surgery, located within the Northern Ontario Surgical Centre.

Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been awarded accreditation by the CAAASF (Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) for meeting the standards of a hospital in regards to monitoring, emergency and resuscitation equipment. With two levels and entrances that conceal the actual size of the facility, the centre itself spans 8000 square feet and incorporates fully equipped major and minor operating rooms, a monitored multi-bed recovery area, 10 laser and treatment rooms, spacious consultation areas, private offices to discuss financing options, elegant waiting areas and a private waiting and secure rear entrance/exit for additional privacy when desired.

Who will administer the anaesthetic?
A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your anaesthetic, stay with you during the entire operation, and will be there as you wake up.

Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
During office hours our Patient Coordinators and nursing staff are available to answer any questions or concerns following your surgery. After hours, Dr. Barr is available by pager.


How much do “Body After Weight Loss” procedures cost?
Pricing for your procedure will depend on the type of procedures that will encompass your “Body After Weight Loss” surgery plan and will be provided to you during your consultation.

Patients choosing to invest in their self-confidence and happiness through cosmetic surgery have many options available to make this investment more manageable. Our Patient Coordinators are familiar with various payment options and can facilitate the process for you.

Is full payment required or do you offer a financing plan?

Affording your procedure can be made simpler by using Medicard which enables you to pay for your surgery with monthly payments. Please note that this company is not affiliated in any way with Barr Plastic Surgery. For more information on how financing can help you afford your procedure, visit:


  •  Fax, online, phone application
  • Approval within 1 business day
  • Payment terms: 6 months to 5 years
  • No down payment
  • Rates based on overall credit history (11.9% – 25%)
  • No penalties for early payments
Is my procedure covered by insurance?
“Body After Weight Loss” procedures are considered cosmetic surgery and therefore not usually covered by private or provincial insurance such as OHIP.

What is included in the surgical fee?
The facility fee, surgeon, nurses, anaesthesia and anaesthetist, surgical supplies, and equipment used are all covered in the fees.

You will also be provided with prescriptions for medications to be taken after surgery. These prescriptions are subject to the same coverage you would receive from your medical insurance. If you do not have personal insurance, these medications will pose an additional cost to you.

Is a deposit required? When is it due?
There is a $500 deposit for any surgery under $5,000, a $1000 deposit for any surgery over $5000, and a $2500 deposit for any surgery over $10,000.

When is payment for the surgery due?
Payment for your surgery is due 14 days prior to your surgery date. Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Certified Cheques
  • Mastercard or VISA
  • E-transfers
  • Financing plan


Will I need to stay overnight following my surgery?
“Body After Weight Loss” surgeries are generally outpatient procedures and do not usually require an overnight stay at Barr Plastic Surgery. Following your surgery you will need a friend or family member to pick you up and care for you for 24-48 hours. This person should be familiar with your prescriptions and post-surgery instructions.

How long will it take me to recover from my procedures?
Dr. Barr’s extensive experience in performing surgical procedures will help to ensure that your post-operative recovery is minimized. Your recovery time will be entirely dependent on the type of procedures that are part of your Body After Weight Loss surgery. Information on your recovery time will be provided to you after your consultation with Dr. Barr, during which he will determine which procedures you will require.

Will I have scarring?
Dr. Barr takes every precaution to ensure your scarring is as minimal as possible. However, as with any surgery, there is a risk of scarring from the incisions. Once your incisions have healed there are products that can be used to minimize the redness in scars as well as improve the texture. Reusable silicone strips as well as medical grade topical scar creams are available for purchase that will help to reduce the discolouration found in new scars. Precautions that should be taken to minimize scarring will be discussed during consultation.

Out Of Town Patients

Many clients travel from out of town to pursue cosmetic surgery at Barr Plastic Surgery. We often welcome patients from cities located in the Northern Ontario region, including North Bay, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and all the towns and cities in between, as well as patients located in Southern Ontario and across various regions of Canada. Patients requiring information or assistance in selecting appropriate accommodations can discuss travel arrangements with our patient coordinators.

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