My Excess Skin Following Weight Loss Surgery

A common question amongst many patients undergoing weight loss surgery is: ‘Will I be left with a lot of excess skin once I’ve lost the majority of my excess weight?’ It is difficult to assess how much excess skin you will be left with, since it depends on many variables:

  • How much excess weight you are carrying at the time of surgery
  • How much excess weight you lose following surgery
  • Your body composition and shape (e.g: muscle/fat ratio)
  • Your age and/or length of time you have carried excess weight
  • Your capacity to include exercise as part of your weight loss journey
  • The type of exercises you include as part of your journey

These are just a few examples of the variables to consider in this process; however, concern for excess skin should not deter you from improving your health, quality of life, well-being, and longevity through weight loss surgery. Excess skin is a result of excessive weight loss in a short amount of time, irrespective of the process to achieve the weight loss. More importantly, there are solutions to dealing with unwanted excess skin through our clinic. Our plastic surgeon, Dr Dilip Gahankari is an experienced and extremely caring and understanding specialist who has helped many people deal with this issue.

Dr Gahankari regularly consults to patients once they have reached their weight loss goals to assist them with any of the following procedures:

Dr Gahankari also specialises in more standard cosmetic procedures, including:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Breast Reduction
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid Lift

Dedicated to helping patients feel, live, and look better, we also offer the following anti-ageing enhancements:

  • Anti-Wrinkle Injectables (Allergan Products Only)
  • Dermal Fillers


Dilip GahankariDr Dilip Gahankari (Plastic Surgeon)

MBBS, MCh (Plastic), FRCA (Edin), FRACS (Plastic)

Dr Gahankari is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). His services are frequently sought after by patients in Australia and abroad. We are very fortunate to have him as part of our surgical team in assisting patients with excess skin following weight loss surgery.

His commitment to excellence and exceptional patient care makes him a well respected surgeon in Australia. He endeavors to provide patients with safe, minimally invasive, and cost effective procedures to suit their objectives.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person.