Chicago, Il

Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

Introduction to Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring

You have worked hard to lose weight, and it is starting to show – but you are still uncomfortable wearing smaller, tighter clothes to show off your new physique due to all the loose, sagging skin left behind. Skin does not rebound quickly after significant weight loss. In some cases, surgical intervention is needed to help people discover the leaner body hiding underneath. Ogilvie Plastic Surgery treats patients requesting post-weight loss body contouring in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area. Let us know how we can help you feel comfortable with your hard-won body today!

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What is Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Post-weight loss body contouring is one or a combination of surgical procedures designed to eliminate or reduce loose skin and fat, improving the overall appearance and revealing a leaner, tighter figure.

Patients may need post-weight loss body contouring after undergoing bariatric surgery, Ozempic, or other weight loss medications or treatments. These procedures accelerate weight loss by helping people rapidly shed pounds, but their skin cannot rebound as quickly.

Ogilvie Plastic Surgery, based in Chicago, IL, can provide several options for removing the excess skin left behind after weight loss. These post-weight loss body contouring procedures may include the following:

Arm Lift – a procedure to lift sagging skin and eliminate fat

Body Lift – a procedure designed to tighten skin to reveal the true body shape hidden by excess folds

Liposuction – a procedure to remove stubborn fat

Tummy Tuck – a procedure to remove or reduce stretch marks and redefine the waistline for a slimmer shape

Surgical Skin Tightening – a procedure to remove excess, sagging skin

What Are the Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring?

The most significant benefit of a post-weight loss body contour procedure is that it helps our patients finally feel more comfortable in the body they worked hard to achieve. Other benefits of the procedure may include the following:

  • Reduction in loose, sagging skin
  • Elimination of fat deposits
  • Increased mobility
  • Redefined waistline
  • Improved body image

Who Are the Best Candidates For Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring?

The best candidates for post-weight loss body contouring are patients who have experienced significant weight loss and are struggling to appreciate their leaner, lighter bodies. Patients should ideally have reached a level of stabilization with their weight loss.

Ogilvie Plastic Surgery recommends that patients also have realistic expectations about what can be accomplished with post-weight loss body contouring procedures. Dr. Ogilvie will be happy to outline all your options and expected results in your initial consultation.

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What’s the First Step?

If you are interested in a post-weight loss body contouring procedure in Chicago, your first step with Dr. Ogilvie would be to schedule a consultation. You and Dr. Ogilvie will discuss your desired results during your consultation and determine which procedures best suit your needs.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, contact our office to make an appointment. Ogilvie Plastic Surgery is happy to service patients in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area.

What to Expect on the Day of Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery

Dr. Ogilvie will give you a list of pre-operative instructions prior to your post-weight loss body contouring surgery or surgeries. Most surgeries will be performed under general anesthesia, and depending on the types of procedures involved, they may take several hours to complete.

It is best to arrange for a friend or close family member to pick you up and help you around the house after the procedures are completed.

Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Recovery

Dr. Ogilvie advises patients to rest and recuperate for at least two or more weeks after their surgery, depending on the type and extent of the procedure performed. Some procedures require less recovery time than others, but recovery time may also vary by patient. 

Patients may resume regularly scheduled activities per Dr. Ogilvie’s clearance. You will be discharged from your procedures with after-care instructions. Please adhere to the post-operative care instructions for the best results after your surgeries are complete.

Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Cost

How Much Does Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Cost in Chicago, IL?

Ogilvie Plastic Surgery takes into account the complexity of the individual’s case and the extent of the surgical work necessary to achieve the desired results. After your initial consultation, Dr. Ogilvie can provide a quote for your various post-weight loss body contouring procedures.

At Ogilvie Plastic Surgery, our patients should have affordable access to healthcare services. Everyone deserves to feel great and confident about themselves. To make things even more convenient for you, we also provide financing solutions via CareCredit®, a flexible healthcare financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Ogilvie?

Dr. Michael Ogilvie grew up in Illinois and is a proud member of the Chicago community. A core belief in compassionate care and education drives him. Whether a quick BOTOX® injection or breast augmentation and tummy tuck, he spends time with all his patients to ensure they understand every aspect of their procedure.

Dr. Ogilvie graduated from the University of Chicago’s esteemed Pritzker School of Medicine in 2006 and has been a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon from the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2018.

Dr. Ogilvie also holds an MBA from the Chicago University Booth School of Business and received his BA from Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude in Biomedical Sciences.

By ensuring that you know what to expect from your procedure, Dr. Ogilvie can help you reach your personal beauty goals in a way that looks entirely natural. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Ogilvie has earned the respect of his peers and the trust of his patients.


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Ogilvie Plastic Surgery is pleased to service patients in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area. Dr. Ogilvie is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to meet with you and outline your options. You may book your appointment directly through our website, or please give us a call at 312-625-0097.


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