Excess Skin Reduction Surgery after Weight loss & Post-Bariatric Surgery in Auckland New Zealand

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Excess skin removal surgery and Loose Skin reduction surgery for post massive weight loss patients for body contouring. These life-changing procedures are also known as a Body Lift, Body Upper Body Lift or Lower Body Lift surgeries.

Dr Mark Gittos sees an increasing number of people who have lost a large amount of weight through committed exercise and dietary changes or through Bariatric Weight Loss procedures such as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or the fitting of a Gastric Band. Such dramatic weight loss often results in loose, damaged or floppy skin, particularly as the skin has lost its elasticity and the capacity to recover from extensive stretching. Many post weight loss and post-pregnancy patients seek a wide range of excess skin removal and loose skin removal procedures depending on their anatomy.

Please NOTE: Dr Gittos only performs skin reduction surgery on non-smoker patients with a BMI less than 28. To check your BMI please visit the NZ Heart Foundation website. For help giving up smoking before surgery visit the Smoke Free website. To help lose a lot of weight see a bariatric surgeon.

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Post Weight Loss Surgery Options

There is a range of plastic surgery procedures that combat the effects of weight loss in the most commonly affected areas, which include the face, upper arms, back, breasts and abdomen. Together these excess skin and fat reduction surgeries are often known as body contouring surgery, but should be considered when you have attained your stable ideal weight.

Facial Surgery for post Weight Loss Patients

  • Once your goal weight is achieved a Face Lift or Lower Face surgery operation is a very effective way to minimise loose neck skin, cheek jowls and deep folds of skin under the chin.

Armlift Surgery for post Weight Loss Patients

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Back lift Surgery for post Weight Loss patients

  • Excess skin from your upper back area can be removed with a back lift or bra line lift

Tummy Surgery for post Weight Loss Patients

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  • Loose tummy skin and sagging tummy muscles are treated by an Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck operation.
  • Larger amounts of excess skin are treated with an Extended Tummy Tuck, Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Tummy Tuck
  • Excess skin around the middle usually needs a Fleur de Lis Abdominoplasty or a Corset Abdominoplasty

Additional Liposuction for post Weight Loss Patients

  • You may choose to have these forms of surgical treatment in conjunction with liposuction, which removes unwanted body fat. You can find out more about liposuction here.  This will ensure the very best final result if you do then opt for surgery.

Download Dr Mark Gittos’ Guide to Liposuction & Body Contouring

Guide Liposuction Surgery

Further Reading & other medical references

Risks and complications of Excess Skin Reduction Surgeries

All surgery has risks. Combination body lift surgery increases the risks of longer operations for patients who have been obese. Read the risks and complications of general surgery.

Dr Gittos will cover the specific risks and complications of post-bariatric surgery for removal and reduction of excess skin during your consultation as part of your informed consent.

About Dr Mark Gittos FRACS (Plast) – New Zealand Plastic Surgeon 

Practice locations in Herne Bay Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty – Kerikeri, Whangarei, New Plymouth & Tauranga

Dr Mark Gittos is a leading Specialist Plastic Surgeon and operates a practice in Herne Bay, Auckland and in the UK. The practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each designed to help restore, improve or change a physical characteristic or problem. The first step in every case is to talk through your personal requirements and explore all the options, before deciding on the most effective solution.

Dr Mark Gittos offers high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and is highly experienced in BreastBody and Face Surgery having performed over 4000 Surgeries in the last 26 years.  With worldwide expertise Dr Gittos is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men & women. 

Naturally, before any treatment is begun, we will explain clearly the advantages and risk factors; so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you. Visit the practice to find out more.


Please NOTE: Dr Gittos only performs surgery on non-smoker patients with a BMI less than 30. To check your BMI please visit the NZ Heart Foundation website. For help giving up smoking before surgery visit the Smoke Free website

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What to Bring to your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress for examination
  • Bring your medical referral and any relevant medical documents or test results

Book your Initial Surgery Consultation

  • A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Email us or Call on 09 529 5352 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
  • Book a consultation with Dr Gittos by paying the Consultation Fee – $350 incl GST

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Please contact us to arrange to book a consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.

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