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
Lower Body Lift
Total Body 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
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)
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.