Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery after weight loss is the final step to your body contouring goals. I perform many cosmetic procedures to remove excess skin and stubborn fat deposits still present following massive weight loss (weight loss greater than fifty pounds). Spokane, Tri Cities WA and Coeur d’ Alene skin tightening surgery patients can choose from a variety of procedures at Shape.

The field of bariatric surgery has advanced its techniques in recent years to improve safety and weight loss results. Weight loss surgery results are rapid, safe and very effective, with a high percentage of patients losing over 100lbs in the first year following surgery.

After losing massive weight, patients are often pleased with their weight loss and healthier life, but many dislike their body’s appearance. Excess skin can interfere with clothing fit and some activities. A variety of body contouring techniques can be used to remove this excess skin provide a more aesthetic shape to trouble spots.

My goal for you as my patient is to exceed your expectations. In order to achieve this, a few things to keep in mind during the preoperative period will be to maintain good nutrition, be at or close to your goal weight, and make sure, in concert with your bariatric surgeon and personal physician, that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure planned.

Abdomen

Lipoabdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with liposuction will address your abdomen’s excess skin and any remaining fat still left after weight loss. A Body Lift procedure lifts your midsection with amazing results. Envision a tummy tuck incision that addresses the back as well as the front.

Breasts

Massive weight loss affects the breasts, therefore breast augmentation with lift or a breast lift are great options to enhance your breast’s shape. During your complimentary consultation we will go over incision options, breast implant sizes and styles. We offer saline and silicone implants at Shape Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa.

Arm Lift and Thigh Lift

Weight lose to any degree can leave behind excess skin and fat deposits as well. If you avoid wearing sleeveless clothing or shorts, and wonder what options plastic surgery may offer, at Shape we offer complimentary consultations to help you understand your options and answer any questions you may have.

Arm lift surgery removes excess skin and fat and results in tighter arms, though a scar will remain.

A thigh lift procedure removes excess skin and fat on your thigh areas. There are a few different options for this cosmetic surgery procedure. Medial thigh lift, spiral thigh lift and vertical thigh lift. Depending on the results you would like to achieve, and how fat and skin are distributed, you likely will be a better candidate for one lift than another. We will discuss these options during your consultation.

If you have had, or are contemplating surgery for weight loss, consider it step one in your journey, and see us at Shape for step two. We can help you obtain the best Shape possible and look forward to helping you.

Yours in good health and improved appearance,

John P. Lundeby, MD, FACS, FAACS