Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery

Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery With Dr. Subbio

Many of the above procedures fall into the category of “post-bariatric body contouring”, which basically means various forms of removing the excess hanging skin after massive weight loss. After patients have gone through incredible effort and sacrifice to lose such weight, they are of course distressed when they are afflicted by the symptoms and sight of the massive amounts of excess skin left behind. Dr. Subbio is well-versed in the many surgical options available to remove this skin, reshape the limbs and trunk, and restore the patient’s body image. These are some of the happiest and most transformed patients which Dr. Subbio treats.

Why Subbio?

Results: Artistry that speaks for itself

Safety: No expense spared

Fellowship-trained Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Minimal Pain: You shouldn’t have to suffer through this process

Accessible: There with you every step of the way

But what are his results like?

Ask my Patients! Look at RealSelf.

“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »


Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery FAQs

If you have had bariatric surgery and have lax skin remaining on your body, Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery might be a good choice for you.

Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will examine you and let you know which surgeries will help you get rid of loose skin and residual deposits of fat that remain after your bariatric surgery.

If you still expect to lose a significant amount of weight, however, it’s best to postpone your surgeries, as additional substantial weight loss could cause more lax skin.

It depends on the procedures you will have done. Some surgeries require general anesthesia, while others can be performed using a local anesthetic and light sedation. After nearly all procedures, however, you will be able to go home the same day, provided someone is available to drive you home. In the case of a Body Lift, you may need to be hospitalized briefly.

For a full Tummy Tuck, the incision is usually placed just above the pubic area where the scar can be hidden under clothes. This incision may have to extend from one hip to the other, however, if you have a significant amount of loose skin that needs to be removed and tightened. Dr. Subbio will also make the incision as short as possible, while also giving you the tightening and slimming results you want.

Another incision is usually made around the belly button. Dr. Subbio then uses Liposuction to remove excess fat. This is done by inserting a tube called a cannula, which is attached to a suction device. The stomach muscles are tightened, if necessary, by suturing the fascia, and excess skin is trimmed. The incisions are then sutured and dressed.

Read more about what to expect from a Tummy Tuck.

A Body Lift, sometimes called a belt lipectomy, removes excess skin and fat from the entire lower torso and upper legs. It reshapes the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hips, and lower back.

Dr. Subbio makes incisions where necessary to excise the lax skin, and he uses Liposuction to remove any fat deposits that remain after bariatric surgery. Since this surgery is extensive, an overnight stay in the hospital is often necessary.

It is common for loose skin to remain on the thighs after bariatric surgery. A Thigh Lift is a way to remove that lax skin, as well as any residual fat deposits, so that the thighs are tight and smooth.

Dr. Subbio makes incisions where needed, although he tries to keep them on the inner thigh, where the scars will be less noticeable.

This surgery reduces the size of uncomfortably heavy breasts. While incisions vary, an anchor pattern is used most of the time. This includes an incision around the darker skin of the areolas, vertically from the bottom of the areolas to the bottom of the breasts, and horizontally along the breast crease. For some patients, it is possible to eliminate the horizontal incision. This is called a “lollipop” pattern.

Dr. Subbio then removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue to reduce the breasts and lift them. If necessary, the areolas are made smaller in order to match the new breast size. The nipples and areolas are also repositioned.

Read more about what to expect from Breast Reduction.

You’ll be anesthetized during your surgeries, so you’ll feel no pain. All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, though. Most people find that the discomfort is less than they expected, and we’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easily as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time with your questions!

Yes, but it’s better to sleep in a position that does not put pressure on the area that was operated on. For example, if you have a Tummy Tuck, please do not sleep on your stomach. If you have a breast procedure, you will need to sleep on your back for about a month. We will give you full instructions to help you heal quickly and comfortably after your chosen procedures.

We think there are several reasons! Here are just a few:
  • He gives all his patients his cell phone number. He’ll call you the night after your surgery to check on you, as well as the next morning. And he’ll make sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
  • He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.
  • He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. Plus, we maintain a small office where we treat our patients like a part of the family.
  • He won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. He’d rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure he isn’t 100% behind. And if he thinks you need a procedure he doesn’t offer, he’ll recommend a different surgeon for you.

Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery is customized for you, but the most common surgeries include:

Probably not, but some may be combined. Most people require more than one surgery performed separately, with recovery time in between.

Most procedures do not require a hospital stay. However, a Body Lift may necessitate a night in the hospital.

This procedure is done to remove localized pockets of fat. Small incisions of about 1/4-inch each are made in the areas to be treated. Dr. Subbio will make every effort to place the incisions in discreet locations where the scars can be easily covered with clothing. These might include natural body creases, low on the abdomen above the groin, the belly button, or under the chin, for example.

A tube called a cannula is inserted into the incisions and attached to a suction device that removes the fat. Dr. Subbio uses the tumescent technique, which is the preferred Liposuction method in which tumescent fluid is used to numb the area, reduce bleeding, and loosen the fatty tissue. He then moves the cannula in and out of the incision to break down the excess fat as it is suctioned out.

Read more about what to expect from Liposuction and SmartLipo, a type of liposuction that uses laser technology.

After bariatric surgery, the upper arms may be left with loose skin. This surgery excises that skin and tightens the upper arms. Dr. Subbio makes the incisions on the underside of the arms, although they must be as long as the amount of skin to be removed. 

This surgery lifts sagging breasts to a more attractive position. After the incisions are made, Dr. Subbio removes any excess, stretched skin. Then, he raises the breast tissue, including the nipples and areolas, to a higher position and reshapes the breasts as necessary. He then closes the incisions with sutures.

Read more about what to expect from a Breast Lift.

For men who have Gynecomastia, a condition that causes the development of male breasts, this surgery removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue to create a flattened, masculine-looking chest.

The incisions vary, although the most common one is around the dark skin of the areola so that the scars will be less visible. If you have significant excess skin, however, other incisions may be necessary for an optimal result.

Read more about what to expect from Male Breast Reduction.

Yes, there are scars that are equal to the length and width of the skin that must be removed, but Dr. Subbio will make the incisions in discreet areas whenever possible and do his best to minimize scarring. Over time, whatever scars are present will flatten, fade, and become less noticeable.

For the most part, yes, but post-surgical swelling can prevent you from seeing the final results of your procedures for a few months.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.