Body Contouring Surgery
Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Following any substantial weight loss, or weight reduction surgery, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported. Some signs may include:

  • Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
  • Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward
  • Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an overhang
  • Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin

Using post-weight loss body contouring surgery, Dr. Alfonso Oliva can improve the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin. Thus, revealing your true new body. This can be considered the final step in your total weight loss journey.

Post-weightloss surgery in Spokane WA

Is Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Right for You?

Before you decide to undergo post-weight loss surgery following a major weight loss, your weight loss must be stabilized.

  • If you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets will develop.
  • If you rapidly regain the weight, you will traumatically stress your already weakened and thinned skin, causing further stress to the skin, visible stretch marks and painful wide scars.

If you’ve already had weight reduction surgery, Dr. Oliva will work closely with your physician to determine when it is safe and appropriate for you to undergo the body contouring procedure.

Good candidates for post-weight loss body contouring are:

  • Adults of any age whose weight loss has stabilized
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness

 

What to Expect After Your Procedure

The results of post-weight loss body contouring following major weight loss are visible almost immediately. Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvements will be relatively permanent.

Contact our office to schedule a private post-weight loss body contouring consultation with Dr. Oliva.

 

Learn More…

Learn more about post-weight loss body contouring surgery at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ web site.