Body & Facial Contouring after Rapid Weight Loss NYC

Rapid weight loss should invite great celebration, as it signals a major success. However, for many patients, sagging skin can obscure the physique, causing frustration and concern. Drooping skin can occur not only in the body but also in the face, especially after the use of medications such as Mounjaro or Ozempic. Fortunately, Dr. Scarpidis and his knowledgeable, caring team can perform rebalancing procedures, including body sculpting and facelift surgery, to correct skin laxity and restore a naturally beautiful and streamlined appearance.

Why choose Scarpidis Aesthetics in NYC?

Dr. Ulysses H. Scarpidis is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has honed his skill and artistry to deliver outstanding aesthetic results and a rewarding, seamless patient experience. He is committed to using the most advanced, world-class technology available today and is constantly evolving to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to cosmetic science.

Dr. Scarpidis trained at among the most prestigious institutions in the country, receiving his medical education at the renowned Albert Einstein College of Medicine before completing a demanding residency and fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Scarpidis is a trusted body sculpting expert engaged in ongoing clinical studies for laser liposuction. He is frequently sought after to present the guidelines for safe and effective use of laser lipo at national conferences and plastic surgery seminars. When it comes to ridding the body of excess skin and fat after rapid weight loss, Dr. Scarpidis provides a customized, results-oriented approach that helps patients reclaim their confidence, mobility, and overall quality of life.

What is massive weight loss?

Physicians typically define massive weight loss (MWL) as a process in which the patient loses 50% or more of their excess weight. In cases where the weight is lost rapidly, the skin may have difficulty conforming to the patient’s new figure. Statistics show that around 70% of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or weight loss injections will struggle with excess drooping skin after their treatment.

What are the risk factors connected to developing sagging skin after rapid weight loss?

Certain risks can be tied to skin elasticity, with some patients facing sagging, stretched skin after massive weight loss. Risk factors include:

  • Age – Older patients typically experience an increase in skin laxity.
  • Degree of weight loss – The more weight the patient loses, the more likely they are to experience sagging skin after slimming down.
  • Duration of excess weight – Patients who have been overweight for a longer period are more likely to experience drooping skin once the weight is shed.
  • Sun damage – Patients with higher exposure to harmful UV rays may experience a greater loss of skin elasticity and thus will be more likely to face sagging skin after major weight loss.
  • Poor lifestyle – Patients who make poor choices when it comes to sleep, exercise, nutrition, smoking, or drinking will have a weaker skin structure and will thus be more prone to skin sagging after rapid weight loss.

What happens during rapid weight loss?

The changes that occur with rapid weight loss can be both exhilarating and concerning. It is exciting to shed excess weight but at the same time, the sagging skin left behind can be a source of frustration. Often patients will lose volume in areas they didn’t intend to. Other times, the weight is shed so quickly that the skin doesn’t have time to tighten accordingly and the patient is left with stretch marks. This can occur in the face, neck, chest, stomach, buttocks, or legs.

While most patients may engage in a healthy diet and exercise regimen, there is often nothing they can do to get rid of sagging skin outside of a surgical procedure. Fortunately, Dr. Scarpidis specializes in a range of cutting-edge body sculpting treatments to restore a balanced, shapely appearance after rapid weight loss.

What are the benefits of body contouring after rapid weight loss?

Body sculpting and skin removal after rapid weight loss can produce a wide array of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Patients enjoy the following advantages:

  • A renewed sense of confidence and ease
  • Improved physical function and mobility
  • Reduction in skin irritation and chafing
  • A wider range of wardrobe choices
  • Enhanced definition
  • Elimination of bulges and bumps
  • Improved symmetry
  • Balanced proportions
  • Removal of sagging, drooping skin
  • A more youthful, attractive figure
  • A slimmer facial shape
  • Long-lasting changes

Determining your candidacy

Physicians typically define massive weight loss (MWL) as a process in which the patient loses 50% or more of their excess weight. In cases where the weight is lost rapidly, the skin may have difficulty conforming to the patient’s new figure. Statistics show that around 70% of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or weight loss injections will struggle with excess drooping skin after their treatment.

Dr. Scarpidis will meet with patients privately to assess their candidacy for either surgical or non-surgical skin tightening. He will conduct a thorough physical evaluation and medical review to ensure that the chosen procedure will be safe and effective for the patient’s unique cosmetic goals. Ideal candidates can maintain a stable, healthy weight and show no signs of uncontrolled medical issues. Post-weight-loss body contouring may not be recommended for those with autoimmune or bleeding disorders. Patients who smoke will need to quit for at least 4-6 weeks before and after their treatment.

Treatments to address rapid weight loss

Dr. Scarpidis will meet with you for a private consultation to review your concerns, assess your skin quality, and curate the ideal treatment plan to reach your goals. Below are just a few of the procedures Dr. Scarpidis can perform to help streamline your silhouette:


Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty can remove excess layers of skin, tissue, and fat while tightening the six-pack muscles. The surgery provides patients with a smoother, firmed midsection, enhanced energy and stamina, and a boost in self-confidence.

Mini tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck comes with a shorter incision, created below the navel. This is an excellent option for those who do not need the belly button repositioned but are looking to slim, tone, and firm the lower abdomen.

Awake lipo

Office-based awake liposuction may be the ideal choice for reshaping and rebalancing the small, specific areas that need attention after rapid weight loss. Dr. Scarpidis has multiple liposuction techniques at his disposal, including SmartLipo, and will choose the best approach for your unique needs and wishes.

Facelift surgery

A facelift is among the most requested procedures after rapid weight loss. The surgery can trim loose skin in the cheeks and jowls while sharpening the jawline for a more youthful, inviting presentation.

Breast lift

Breast lift surgery addresses the drooping skin and downward-facing nipples that are so common after major weight loss, aging, and pregnancy. The surgery elevates the breasts for a more balanced and proportionate upper body profile.

Fat grafting

Fat grafting can be used to remove fat cells from areas where they are unwanted and place them in regions that require volume, such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, or lips. Fat grafting can also be used to enhance the breasts or buttocks after rapid weight loss.


In addition to surgical procedures, Scarpidis Aesthetics is known for its wide array of non-invasive cosmetic solutions and cutting-edge skincare devices. Many of these treatments come with no anesthesia, incisions, scarring, or downtime, making them highly attractive to busy, active patients on the go.


Fillers and injectables can be an invaluable resource after rapid weight loss in NYC, as they can beautifully restore facial balance and volume in the appropriate areas. Neuromodulators like Dysport and BOTOX can smooth away frown lines and crow’s feet, rejuvenating the facial expression.


Ultherapy relies on the power of ultrasound energy to gently firm sagging skin while boosting the production of collagen, a key protein responsible for skin suppleness, radiance, and hydration. Ultherapy comes with minimal side effects or downtime.

NuEra Tight

NuEra Tight is a revolutionary skin-tightening modality that utilizes cutting-edge radiofrequency energy to firm and elevate drooping contours. Harnessing controlled thermal heating, the technology can stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin for longer-term skin revitalization.


This effective, non-invasive alternative to a facelift or neck lift is also referred to as a “laser lift”. It can address a range of aesthetic concerns after rapid weight loss, including loose skin, jowls, and a “turkey neck.”


HALO is a hybrid fractional laser that pairs non-ablative and ablative wavelengths for superior skin tightening results. It not only removes damaged, blemished skin but also boosts collagen production, providing increased skin volume and firmness.

Laser Genesis

The “YAG” laser can help to shrink pore size and enhance the skin’s tone and texture, all while gently heating the deeper skin layers to elicit the key wound-healing response that leads to a tighter, fuller, firmer complexion.

Get started with your private, detailed consultation today!

Dr. Scarpidis and his team will meet with you for a confidential consultation in New York City, during which you will discuss your concerns with your skin after rapid weight loss. Dr. Scarpidis has dozens of advanced solutions at his disposal and can curate a one-of-a-kind treatment plan for resolving your issues. It all starts with a simple phone call to book your consultation. Call today!

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