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Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

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Do you have excess or sagging skin on your abdomen that won’t go away with diet and exercise? If so, you may benefit from a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure can give you a smooth and tight belly by removing extra skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles.


If you have lost a lot of weight after bariatric surgery, you may still have excess skin in your abdomen that prevents you from enjoying your new body. Dr. Bivik Shah, a Columbus surgeon, can help you get rid of this unwanted skin and achieve a smoother, firmer appearance.

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer three types of abdominal skin tightening procedures: panniculectomy, tummy tuck, and belt lipectomy. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks, depending on your health, goals, and budget. Dr. Shah will guide you through the process and answer all your questions, so you can make an informed decision.

  • Panniculectomy: This procedure removes the excess skin that hangs over your groin area, but does not tighten the muscles or improve the shape of the abdomen. It is usually covered by insurance and helps prevent rashes.
  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure tightens both the skin and the muscles of the abdomen, giving you a flat, toned belly and a curvy figure. It is the most popular option for bariatric surgery patients who want to show off their results. It requires more recovery time and is not covered by insurance.
  • Belt Lipectomy: This procedure removes the excess skin from the entire lower body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. It is ideal for patients who have a lot of loose skin all around their waist. It is more extensive and expensive than the other options, but provides the most dramatic transformation.

No matter which option you choose, you can trust Dr. Shah to perform your skin tightening procedure with skill and care. He has helped many bariatric surgery patients in Columbus and all over Ohio to look and feel great. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the next step towards a happier, healthier life.