Plastic surgery after weight loss2022-01-27T11:14:01+00:00
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Plastic surgery after weight loss or massive weight loss is an increasingly important topic for which many patients seek advice.

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People lose weight to improve their health and to improve their body image and self-esteem. For many people, losing weight achieves these goals. When large amounts of weight are lost, or patients have had bariatric surgery resulting in massive weight loss, many remain unhappy about the way they feel and look (even though they can appreciate the undoubted improvement and often complete resolution of their medical problems).

Find out more about our post weight loss cosmetic procedures below…


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Dissatisfaction with appearance after weight loss is usually due to excess skin which does not shrink well. This can result in considerable amounts of loose skin in undesired areas. These folds are common around the abdomen, waist, legs, arms, breast, neck and face. Also, a loss of fat volume in areas where it is needed (such as the breasts) occurs as well.

It is not uncommon for patients who have had massive weight loss to require several procedures. Combined surgery requires careful consultation and planning. Commonly asked for operations include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with the insertion of implants to restore volume), thigh lifts, buttock lifts and arm lifts and facelift/neck lift

Please take the time to read more about the process below…

Post weight loss procedures are often performed as combination surgery. This means that surgery can last up to 5 hours, and this carries a slightly increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (clots to the lungs). We take several precautions to minimise these risks, including compression stocking, pneumatic boots to pump the calves and improve circulation and blood thinning injections when required.

If you are still overweight, you may have increased risks of infection and delayed wound healing.

Please see specific procedure pages for risks related to those procedures.

You can expect a significant improvement in your appearance following cosmetic procedures after weight loss.

The cosmetic outcomes following weight loss are often not as good as they are when significant weight loss has not taken place previously. This is partly due to the loss of skin elasticity that occurs with weight gain and subsequent weight loss.

Please view our specific procedure pages to learn more about expected outcomes for the different procedures.

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Prices from:

Arm lift from £5500

Full tummy tuck £8400 (includes 1-2 nights in hospital)

Liposuction from £3550 – £8000

Breast Augmentation from £5000

Breast lift (without implants) from £6000 

Breast lift with implants from £7800

Consultation £150

All-inclusive costs for 1 year following surgery

Discount will apply to second procedures due to reduced theatre/ hospital charges.


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Only available for breast augmentation and rhinoplasty


Integrity and attention to detail are our key elements for the provision of successful cosmetic surgery

Your care is led by Consultant Plastic Surgeons and is Hospital-Based.

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What our patients have to say…

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Tummy tuck – Great tummy tuck experience

My experience with Mr Omar Quaba was excellent. I had previously been to see another surgeon and decided to go with Mr Quaba instead which was definitely the correct decision. He came recommended to me and I would recommend him to anyone considering having a tummy tuck. He put me at ease at all times during my consultations and especially before my operation. I am very happy with my results.

Tummy tuck and arm lift -I had an extended tummy tuck and double…

I had an extended tummy tuck and double brachioplasty with Mr Awf Quaba in January 2016. The surgery went well, as did my recovery and almost 8 months on, I am delighted with the result! The scars are fading well and both procedures have made a huge difference to both how I look and feel. I believe Mr Quaba is one of, if not the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the UK.

Edinburgh, Scotland, Realself Aug 2016

Tummy tuck and Lipo

I had wanted tummy tuck for a time, after 2 pregnancies, had left a large volume of excess skin.
Mr Omar Quaba was excellent from my initial consultation, he was approachable and I felt reassured, all the way to aftercare. I am delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend this surgeon.

Mommy makeover – I wish I had done it years ago!

I had to travel over 300 miles to have a consultation and again to have the surgery so I did lots of research and initially visited 3 different hospitals before deciding on Mr Omar Quaba at the Murrayfield Spire Hospital in Edinburgh. Mr Quaba immediately made me feel at ease and explained the procedure fully (abdominoplasty) and all associated risks and possible complications. I went back home with all the information required to make an informed decision about that procedure.
Mr Quaba agreed to have another (telephone) consultation at my request to discuss an additional procedure (breast reduction & lift) and decided to have the 2 operations at the same time.

As soon as I arrived at the hospital, I knew I was in good hands and Mr Quaba made me feel relaxed and confident. My surgery went very well and I was very pleasantly surprised that it was not nearly as painful as I had expected and I was delighted to have no drains, nor did I have to wear compression garments.
After 2 very comfortable nights in the hospital with wonderful care, I was discharged to stay with friends until my checkup a week later. I was given phone numbers to call had I any worries or problems (which I didn’t) and then 6 months later I met Mr Quaba again for a follow-up appointment.
It was a very positive experience and if I felt I required any further procedures, Mr Quaba would be my 1st choice!

HelianAnne, Realself Oct 2018

Tummy tuck – Clean, easy to park and excellent reception and nursing staff

Life changing! I’m 62. I had 4 Caesarean sections and a road map of stretch marks. For 25 years I had kept my stomach hidden but in the last few years, I found the flap over my scars becoming increasingly infected, smelly, irritable. I was convinced to have surgery was vanity and I had a husband who really did not mind. I was washing the area twice a day (frying it with a hairdryer) and meditated cream could not get on top of the infections. Finally, my daughter told me to get an option on it. I took the decision it would get worse and worse. I am now 3 months since the surgery. I feel healthier, I feel happier. I am going to be fitter. This was not for vanity or weight (I will never be thin) but why I didn’t have it done years ago I have no idea.

charlottedeklee, Realself Nov 2018

Drainless tummy tuck – I was left with loose skin following the birth of…

I was left with loose skin following the birth of my eldest daughter. It caused me a lot of anxiety and confidence issues. I began researching the tummy tuck procedure a year later. I had three consultations at different practices none of which I was overconfident in. I then had my second daughter which put things on hold. I visited Mr quaba for the first time in mid-2014. It was £120 for a consultation. I felt instantly confident with him. He showed me before and after photos of previous patients and drew diagrams. He knew what he as talking about. I was advised to get full tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction to achieve a more flattering shape. I felt confident to book the procedure with him and was meant to get it done in September 2014 but due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel. I then visited him two more times before I finally had the procedure done in June 2015.

On the morning of the operation, I was extremely nervous but the staff were very very good. The next thing I knew I was back from surgery. I do remember a tightening/bruising pain but nothing unbearable. I was up and about at the toilet the same evening. There were no drains so nothing to accidentally tamper with. I went back for my 7 day check to get the surgical dressing off and cleaned. I was very happy with the result. I was given special tape to apply to the area to help with healing. A year on and my scar has healed very well. I will unfortunately always have stretch marks but that was part of pregnancy. Everyone’s result is individual.

I would highly recommend mr quaba.

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