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Post-Weight Loss Contouring

Remove Loose, Sagging Skin in St. Louis, MO

West County Plastic Surgeons specializes in post-weight loss contouring in St. Louis, helping 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 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 body contouring 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 post-weight loss contouring options can address problem areas in the body, breast, or face.

To schedule your appointment for post-weight loss contouring in St. Louis, contact our office by phoning 314-996-8800, requesting your consultation online.

Less Painful Post-Weight Loss Contouring

Speeding up a patient's recovery time following post-weight loss contouring is important to the West County Plastic Surgeons team, which has collectively put significant work into developing an "Enhanced Recovery Protocol" for reducing both post-procedural pain and the time needed to recuperate and heal. As a result of enacting this protocol, patients can enjoy faster recovery and less of a need for pain medications to manage their discomfort. This protocol has been recognized with awards at international plastic surgery meetings, as well as been the focus of several publications.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss

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

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Breast Contouring and Enhancement

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

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 post-weight loss contouring 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 post-weight loss contouring procedures, which may be performed simultaneously or separately over time. Either way, it is important to establish a relationship with an experienced, trusted, boardcertified plastic surgeon who can help you decide which post-weight loss contouring 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 post-weight loss contouring, contact our St. Louis office by phoning 314-996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

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If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County Plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800.

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