Extreme weight loss can lead to inelastic, excess hanging skin, that cannot be reduced through diet and exercise. We offer multiple types of procedures to relieve you of excess skin to contour your figure and enhance your motivation to maintain your new shape. Areas that are often treated are the tummy, arms, thighs, and breasts.
Post Weight Loss Surgery
Massive weight loss is a great accomplishment, whether done through diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery. Losing excess weight is great for your health, activities and longevity. After this weight loss, however, most patients suffer from excess hanging skin on their bodies that is a great disappointment for their appearance. It diminishes how attractive and healthy they feel after all of their hard work. Often, clothes do not fit properly as well.
Read our feature article on massive weight loss to learn more.
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 help you look your best. We can address 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, easing the recovery process.
At the forefront of body recontouring
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 surgery in Bellevue, or custom body contouring.
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. This specific plan will be explained to you by Dr. Flugstad, and will be designed to optimize both your results and safety.
In this procedure, we treat excess skin and fat from the tummy and waist. We also tighten the abdominal muscles and move the navel to a central position.* Sometimes a more advanced tummy tuck, such as an extended tummy tuck, is required to correct the full amount of skin excess.Read More
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
It isn’t uncommon to have sagging skin on the upper arms after massive weight loss. In this surgery, that excess skin is addressed to create a tightly contoured arm. This procedure can also correct the excess tissue and skin on the sides of your chest (thoracoplasty).Read More
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
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. This is also referred to as an upper body lift.Read More
A breast lift removes any excess skin that causes the breasts to sag and lifts them to a central, attractive position on the chest. Sometimes an implant is also required to improve the shape and size of the breast, especially if weight loss has left your breasts deflated.Read More
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
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 addressed. The outer thighs and the buttocks also benefit from lifting during this surgery. You can think of a body lift as a combination of abdominoplasty in the front, and buttock and lower body lift on the back and sides.