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Post-Weight Loss Contouring in St. Louis

West County Plastic Surgeons specializes in body-contouring surgery after weight loss, helping St. Louis residents tighten loose, sagging skin. Whether you’ve reached your weight-loss goals through diet and exercise or through a bariatric procedure (such as gastric bypass or Lap-Band® surgery), you should be very proud of your achievement! While this critical change in your body boosts your overall health and wellbeing, it can leave behind folds of loose, sagging skin on your abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks. If excess skin is keeping you from feeling completely satisfied about your appearance, customized post-weight loss body contouring can help tone and reshape your problem areas.

At West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University, board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum and Dr. Terry Myckatyn offer St. Louis men and women a full range of options to help sculpt and recontour their body following major weight loss. We admire the journey you have already undertaken to improve your appearance and health, and now we want to help you realize your aesthetic goals. Our cosmetic surgery options can address problem areas in the body, breast, or face.

Body Weight-Loss Contouring

Our patients often choose to have one or more of the following body-contouring procedures following major weight loss:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Liposuction of arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and face

Thigh Lift

Buttock Lift

Lower Body Lift

Total Body Lift

Arm Lift

Labiaplasty (Labia Reduction)

Breast Contouring and Enhancement

For some women, losing weight also affects breast tissue and causes it to loosen and sag. These procedures can help lift the breasts and reduce excess tissue, if needed, to make breasts look younger and firmer:

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

Breast Augmentation (Breast Enlargement)

Strattice-Assisted Breast Augmentation and Lift

Laser Bra and Laser-Assisted Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures and Treatment

Losing a significant amount of weight often leads to a marked decrease in facial volume, causing loose skin and wrinkling, and making some patients look older than they feel. The following procedures can help eliminate excess facial or neck skin and deliver a lifted, rejuvenated appearance:

Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)

Neck Lift

Many of our St. Louis patients elect to have multiple body-contouring procedures, which may be performed simultaneously or separately over time. Either way, it is important to establish a relationship with an experienced, trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you decide which procedures would best suit your needs and coordinate all aspects of your care. During your initial consultation, you will be asked to explain which areas of your body present the greatest concern, and together we will design a treatment plan that helps you achieve your personal goals.

To speak with Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum or Dr. Terry Myckatyn about putting the finishing touches on your weight loss, contact our St. Louis office by phoning 314-996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County plastic Surgery, please call

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Meet Our Surgeons

There’s something different about West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Not only do our surgeons provide an accessible and patient-friendly atmosphere, but we uphold Washington University’s reputation for cutting-edge procedures. We invite you to learn more about our surgeons.
Dr. Terry Myckatyn

Voted among the "Best Doctors in St. Louis" and "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2008, Dr. Terry Myckatyn is no stranger to being recognized for his work in plastic surgery. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United States and Canada, Dr. Myckatyn specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Read On

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum

Dr. Tenenbaum – a board-certified plastic surgeon – specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction, employing techniques acquired through working with some of the most respected cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the country. She has been voted among the "Best Plastic Surgeons" and "Best Doctors in America" by St. Louis Magazine. Read On

Emily Weinhaus P.A.

A licensed physician’s assistant, Emily performs non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX® injections, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and spider vein treatments. Read On