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Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Total Body Lift - Belt Lipectomy - After Weight Loss Surgery - Bellevue, WA

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Overview

Even after a weight loss goal is accomplished, a patient can still be left with excessive skin as a reminder of being overweight. To successfully get rid of this extra skin, Seattle area plastic surgeon, Dr. Marosan, can employ any number of procedures known as after weight loss surgery. These various procedures can target skin of the abdomen, thighs, butt, arms, breasts, hips and neck. In Dr. Marosan’s opinion, he achieves the best results by first doing a tummy tuck and  a lower body lift and then moves onto other body areas as needed.

When excessive fat is leftover as well, Dr. Marosan will perform liposuction to further contour the area. While multiple procedures can be done at one time, sometimes it’s best to do them separately, so Dr. Marosan works carefully with his patients to perform the least amount of surgeries possible, while providing maximum safety and results.

Conditions Treated

Weight loss patients often realize the need for skin removal surgery when the following conditions become evident as they near their goal weight:

 

  • Sagging breasts
  • Loose folds of skin around the abdomen
  • Hanging skin and fat pockets around the hips
  • Sagging skin and excessive wrinkling around the buttocks area
  • Hanging skin from the inner thigh to the knee area
  • “Bat wings” or loose skin on the underside of the arms
  • “Turtle neck” or loose skin around the neck

 

Many of these conditions are inevitable after any major weight loss because skin, when stretched for a long time, loses its elasticity and fails to shrink back as the body becomes smaller.

Combination Surgeries

After weight loss surgeries are ideal to trim down this excess of skin resulting in a tighter and firmer appearance. Many surgeons recommend grouping certain treatments together as they relate to the lower or upper body in order to minimize the risks of complications. An example of how a surgeon may group the surgeries include:

  • The upper body: Procedures such as liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck and arm lift may be performed.
  • The lower body: Procedures such as liposuction, butt and thigh lift, lower body lift may be performed.

During/After Surgery

After weight loss surgery is considered a major operation in which the patient is put under IV sedation. The number of hours it takes to complete this surgery varies, but on average it is between 4-7 hours. While scarring is a part of this surgical process, a skilled plastic surgeon will make every effort to ensure that the incisions are kept as inconspicuous as possible. Post-surgery care is also prescribed so that the scars will heal properly. For many patients, the results after surgery are so positive and impactful, they are life-changing.

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Average Cost  
$12,000 - $19,000
Recovery Time  
3-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
8 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
Next Day
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

Common Areas Treated?

Typical body areas that are addressed for surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms and neck. The most common areas for improvement include the breasts and abdominal area, which can usually be done at the same time. During the course of losing weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious and it is usually around this time that patients begin consulting with a plastic surgeon.

Ideal Timing?

Before moving forward with this procedure, patients should be at or near their goal weight. Sometimes, removing the loose skin helps accelerate weight loss. This is the case when loose skin gets in the way of the patient’s daily physical activities.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost?

We do not bill or accept insurance.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.