Post Weight Loss
The body changes dramatically after losing a significant amount of weight. In general, a person feels much better, and is happy with the improvement to their health.
At the Waldorf Center, we frequently see people who have lost a lot of weight either after bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. The most common complaint we hear from people, after massive weight loss is that they are left with “extra skin.” Because skin loses some of its elasticity with obesity; it frequently does not retract completely after weight loss.
The skin laxity can potentially be seen anywhere on the body. This means people are often candidates for any number of procedures, depending on their specific body shape. The most common procedures that people seek after massive weight loss are breast lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and face lift.
Because a person might have several areas of concern, their body contouring process, is often staged. This means that a couple of areas might be addressed during one operation, and then others during another operation. For example, a person might undergo a breast lift and lower body lift one day, and then have his or her arms and thighs lifted on another day, after the first surgical sites have healed. The staging of body contouring is done for patient safety.
Dear Dr. Waldorf,
Dr. Waldorf and Staff, I want you all to know how grateful I am for your wonderful care and expertise. I really have a trust and confidence in all of you. It’s exciting and life changing in so many ways to go through this awesome transformation. I’ve watched SO MANY plastic surgery shows over the years and secretly hoped and dreamed for this, but never really believed I would lose enough weight or have this opportunity to reverse some of the damage that I’ve done to my body. For this journey, I thank God for my personal trainer who helped me believe in myself, for leading me to Drs. and Nurses with the talents and skills to help me fulfill my dreams, and of course for home equity and a supportive husband. From My Heart, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Patient: 58-year old woman
Procedure: Breast Reduction, Upper Arm (Brachioplasty) and Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery
Please contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for post-bariatric and after-weight loss surgery procedures. Our plastic surgeon can answer your questions and help you determine your best options.