Toronto, ON

Massive Weight Loss

Massive Weight Loss Introduction

Congratulations! You’ve lost a lot of weight and can now experience the benefits of a healthier body contour. That’s no small feat! Unfortunately, you may not be happy with all that loose skin left behind. Perhaps you dislike the appearance of the loose, sagging skin you’ve developed with your weight loss. Some patients become so discouraged by their appearance that they no longer maintain their weight loss efforts, putting the pounds back on. If you cannot truly enjoy being lighter because of your appearance, several options can help you be happy with your body.

We can help! At Edelstein Cosmetic, conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, we want you to have the body you desire. Our body contouring procedures, combined with the expertise of our leading, board-certified surgeons, will help restore your confidence in your body.

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What is Massive Weight Loss Surgery?

Massive Weight Loss surgery is one or more cosmetic surgeries that address loose skin, residual fat, and separated abdominal muscles to improve your appearance while positively impacting your long-term weight loss goals.

Many patients come to us after having received bariatric surgery, which decreases the size of the stomach, resulting in less food consumed. This often results in rapid weight loss. When a significant amount of weight has been lost over a short period (usually a period of 12 to 18 months), the remaining skin loses the elastic properties it needs to “shrink back” to the underlying shape. 

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Edelstein Cosmetic, based in Toronto, ON, uses various procedures to address and remove the excess skin left behind after massive weight loss. Some of these procedures include:

  • A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and loose skin. The procedure can also tighten and reposition lax muscles that have been stretched out due to being previously obese. 
  • A circumferential body lift eliminates excess skin and fat extending around the abdomen and back.
  • A breast lift to reshape the breasts and areolae for a firmer, proportionate contour. It may also be combined with breast augmentation.
  • An arm lift, or brachioplasty, to tighten loose skin from the elbow to the armpit.
  • A butt lift, or gluteoplasty, to reshape the buttocks for a smoother and firmer buttock contour.
  • A thigh lift, or thighplasty, removes excess skin and fat on the upper legs for a leaner, proportionate look.
  • A facelift to tighten sagging skin along the jawline and lower cheeks for a more youthful look.

Once you have reached your ideal weight, body contouring plastic surgery can tighten up loose skin, eliminate pockets of stubborn fat, and correct abdominal muscle separation.

What Are the Benefits of Massive Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, particularly gastric bypass, is extremely effective in helping patients achieve massive weight loss faster than they could with exercise and diet alone. Most patients lose about 50% to 80% of their excess weight and, as a result, experience a variety of positive health benefits such as:

  • resolution of Type II diabetes
  • resolution of depression
  • cessation of obstructive sleep apnea
  • a lowered risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Despite these benefits, however, an issue develops with massive weight loss. One of the most difficult problems bariatric patients face after their surgery is the loose skin left behind. Although you may be at a lighter weight, you may not be able to appreciate it because of the loose skin hanging off of your body, negatively affecting your appearance. You may even think that you look worse.

Before your massive weight loss, your skin was stretched out to accommodate your heavier weight. As you have quickly lost weight after your surgery, your skin has been unable to retract. 

While it may retract with time, the rate at which it does is unpredictable, and there is no guarantee that it will do so enough to reveal your leaner body contour. This sagging, excess skin may also be causing you discomfort, irritation, and hygiene issues.

At Edelstein Cosmetic in Toronto, ON, we can help you contour your body so that you are comfortable in your skin.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Massive Weight Loss Surgery?

The best candidates for a Massive Weight Loss surgery are patients in the Toronto, ON, area who have stabilized or plateaued in their weight loss, generally at least a year after bariatric surgery.

Ideally, patients should have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less before undergoing body contouring cosmetic surgery.

Edelstein Cosmetic also encourages patients to have realistic expectations of what can be accomplished with surgery. Results will vary from patient to patient.

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What’s the first step?

Please schedule a surgical consultation with Edelstein Cosmetic in Toronto, ON, where you may receive the following: 

  • An initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, during which you will be able to get the medically sound, trustworthy advice of an expert surgeon who has performed surgery on thousands of patients from around the world, as well as celebrities and socialites.
  • Be prepared to share your medical history. Prior surgeries can have an impact on contouring treatment, and knowing their timeline may also help your surgeon determine whether or not your weight loss has stabilized.
  • A customized solution to your aesthetic concern, tailored to achieve your unique desires.

During your consultation, please express your goals and expectations to us. Your surgeon will then be able to determine your options based on their expertise and provide you with an estimate for massive weight loss surgical procedures.

Your consultation is an honest and trustworthy medical discussion of your concerns so you can make the right choice regarding your plastic surgery massive weight loss treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare before your massive weight loss surgeries. These usually include stopping smoking and certain medications and/or supplements.

You should also arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up from your appointment and help you around the house for the first day or two of recovery. 

Many, if not most, surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually take two or more hours each to complete. We want our patients to achieve their aesthetic goals quickly and safely. There is a limit to how many procedures can be performed at the same time. Your surgeon will plan the most logical sequence of surgeries to achieve the results you would like.

Most of the time, the surgeon can propose a plan that offers your ideal results with one surgery, but in some cases, these procedures may need to be spaced out with time to recuperate between treatments.

Massive Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

The benefit of having multiple procedures performed at one time is that there is only one recovery period, but it is still important to ensure you have a good support network behind you to assist while you are relaxing and recovering. Some patients may find it difficult to have their family and friends help with some responsibility for a few weeks.

Depending on the procedure(s) performed, our Massive Weight Loss patients can leave the clinic the day of their surgery or the following morning accompanied by a friend or family member who can stay with them for the following 24 hours.

The recovery period will depend on the type of procedures and the number of surgeries performed on the same day.

Massive Weight Loss Cost

How Much Does Massive Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Toronto, ON?

At Edelstein Cosmetic in Toronto, ON, our plastic surgeons, injectors, and medical aestheticians individualize the cost of treatment for you depending on exactly what you need to be done. Every patient is different, and fees are based on the following:

  • The complexity of your case and the types of procedures performed.
  • The amount of time it would take to do your procedure(s).

We can only provide a definite quote after you have been seen for your Massive Weight Loss surgery consultation.

 A variety of payment options are available, including cash, certified cheque, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Medicard Finance & Health Smart Financing Co can arrange financing.

Why Choose Edelstein Cosmetic?

Over 20 years ago, Edelstein Cosmetic was founded by Dr. Jerome Edelstein, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to help men & women improve their appearance through surgical and non-surgical aesthetic medical options. Dr. Edelstein is a leading breast and body contouring plastic surgeon in Canada. To achieve his vision of offering the highest standard of medical care with the absolute best results, he has partnered up with several other plastic surgeons to provide you with the safest and most effective options in cosmetic surgical procedures. 

Our surgeons are members of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), and the Royal College of Surgeons Of Canada (FRCSC).

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If you’d like to schedule a consultation for a body contouring procedure following massive weight loss in Toronto with Edelstein Cosmetic, please do so through our website or by calling us directly. We look forward to meeting you at our boutique practice to discuss how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals! 

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