Surgeon Explains Procedures Perfomed for Biggest Loser Contestant

Posted on November 4, 2011 | by

After achieving weight loss success on “The Biggest Loser,” how do contestants deal with loose skin on their bodies? Loose, excess skin causes irritation, issues with the fit of clothing, as well as cosmetic concerns. It’s a common problem for people who lose weight in a short amount of time.

Olivia Ward lost 129 pounds on the program, and turned to Dr. Jennifer Walden for body contouring with a tummy tuck and breast lift.

In this KXAN Austin news segment, Dr. Walden talks about the procedures and how they worked to address the problems faced by the contestant.

She says she performed a tummy tuck and breast lift to complete Ward’s transformation, removing the redundant skin and soft tissue. During the tummy tuck, the doctor lifts up the abdominal skin, removes the apron of extra skin and then tightens the stretched abdominal muscles. To address deflation and loose skin in the breasts, she performed breast lift surgery.

Body contouring after weight loss is “a reconstructive surgery” Dr. Walden explains.