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Post-weight loss surgery is usually performed after massive weight loss, often following bariatric surgery, which is also sometimes called gastric bypass, gastric band, or gastric sleeve surgery. Massive weight loss often leaves the patient with large amounts of loose, saggy skin. This can be disheartening for the patient who has worked hard to lose weight and regain good health.
Rather than one procedure, post-weight loss surgeries are often a series of procedures performed over several months. They are chosen specifically based on your body and are customized to meet the needs and desires of each individual. These body-contouring procedures do exactly that-contour and reshape the body for a firmer appearance.
We believe you need to be well informed about post-weight loss surgeries so that you can make an informed decision about each surgery and your surgeon. This includes the processes of preparing for the procedures and the recovery period for each. Your surgeon will meet with you about your concerns and personal goals. They will examine you and tell you what they can accomplish for you. Your surgeon will also advise you what the surgeries will involve in terms specific to your case.
Choosing a surgeon is an intensely personal decision. We encourage you to ask questions of our team. We want you to feel comfortable with us and your decision to have surgery at The Waldorf Center.
Below are the most common surgeries after weight loss:
A tummy tuck is performed on most post-weight loss patients. Not only is excess skin and fat removed from the abdomen, but stretched abdominal muscles can be tightened as well. Liposuction may be used during the procedure for the removal of any remaining fatty tissue. Read more about tummy tuck.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
Liposuction is a procedure that removes remaining localized pockets of fat. A suction device is used to remove the fat tissue through a small incision. It may be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift. Find out more about liposuction.
A breast lift is frequently performed on women after weight loss to restore the shape and position of the breasts. Find out more about breast lift.
The Waldorf Center in Portland, OR, offers special financing for the recommended surgical or non-surgical procedure you want. Convenient monthly payments can be structured to fit your financial situation. Call the practice for more information. 503-646-0101 or contact us by emailLearn More
Many men who have had bariatric surgery have a condition called gynecomastia or male breast enlargement. Male breast reduction is a procedure to restore a flat, masculine appearance to the chest. Read more about male breast reduction.
Sometimes called a belt lipectomy or a circumferential abdominoplasty, this procedure removes sagging tissue around the torso and tightens the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Find out more about lower body lift.
If you have sagging skin on the upper arms after weight loss, this procedure removes that tissue, tightening the arms. Read more about arm lift.
A thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs for a more toned appearance. Find out more about thigh lift.
Each individual procedure has its own recovery period. In some cases, your surgeon might be able to combine surgeries in order to lessen your time in recovery.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More