Post Weight Loss
Massive weight loss is a great accomplishment, whether done through diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery. After this weight loss, however, most patients suffer from excess hanging skin on their bodies that is a great disappointment. It diminishes how good and healthy they feel after all of their hard work.
We are very excited to take part in the transformation process that helps patients look and feel better about their appearance post weight loss. We provide a variety of surgical options to take care of whatever is required to look your best. We can remove excess skin around the abdomen, back, thighs, upper arms, and neck. We can also do this kind of surgery in stages, perhaps addressing the one or two areas of biggest concern first, simplifying your recovery.
Surgery focused on the recontouring of the body after massive weight loss was one of the major areas emphasized in Dr. Flugstad’s fellowship training with Dr. Hunstad. Well known for his contributions in this area of plastic surgery, Dr. Hunstad has even created several special, new recontouring procedures, including the purse string gluteoplasty and bra line back lift.
Our surgery center and our staff are well-equipped for a wide variety of body contouring surgeries, performed safely with great attention to detail.
Are you a Candidate for Post Weight Loss Surgeries?
If you have lost a significant amount of weight but have areas of loose, sagging skin, you might be a good candidate for post weight loss surgeries.
Only a consultation and examination in our office can determine which of these surgeries are recommended for you. In your consultation, we will perform a thorough examination and determine how to best treat your individual areas of concern. We will then work with you to create a surgery or even a series of surgeries that will suit your needs.
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In this procedure, we remove excess skin and fat from the tummy and waist. We also tighten the abdominal muscles and move the navel to a central position.
Read more about tummy tuck/abdominoplasty.
A buttock lift removes sagging skin from the buttocks. If augmentation is needed to create the rounded appearance you want, we can perform Dr. Hunstad’s purse-string gluteoplasty technique, which uses your own tissue to augment the buttocks.
Read more about buttock lift.
It isn’t uncommon to have sagging skin on the upper arms after massive weight loss. In this surgery, that excess skin is removed to create a tightly contoured arm.
Read more about arm lift.
A thigh lift removes excess skin from the thighs to create tighter, smoother upper legs. This is done in the inner thighs, outer thighs, or circumferentially, as necessary.
Read more about thigh lift.
For back lifts, we use the bra line back lift technique devised by Dr. Hunstad. This surgery creates a tighter contour in the back so that no excess skin or fat bulges around the bra straps.
Read more about back lift.
A breast lift removes any excess skin that causes the breasts to sag and lifts them to a central, attractive position on the chest.
Read more about breast lift.
Men with gynecomastia have developed the appearance of breasts on the chest. This technique removes the excess tissue and creates a flat, masculine-looking chest.
Read more about gynecomastia surgery.
Body Lift (Circumferential Abdominoplasty)
A body lift is a circumferential abdominoplasty (sometimes called a belt lipectomy). The incision continues around the back so that excess skin in both the front and back can be removed. The outer thighs and the buttocks also benefit from lifting during this surgery.
Read more about body lift.
Contact us today for a Post Weight Loss surgery consultation in Bellevue, Washington.