Post Bariatric Body Contouring2020-05-31T10:50:58-07:00

Featured Patient

47 year old female following post bariatric surgery involving lower body lift, upper body lift, bilateral breast lift with augmentation, and abdominoplasty. Please note total body contour following total body lift resulting in improvement especially of the lower back and buttocks region.

If you have lost significant weight either voluntarily or following a gastric bypass/sleeve and/or lap band procedure, then Dr. Laguna can help you eliminate you unwanted loose skin. Dr. Mowlavi has perfected the Total Body Lift which can include any or all of the following procedures performed simultaneously: arm lift, breast lift(with or without an implant), tummy tuck, upper body lift, lower body lift, and medial thigh tuck. Dr. Laguna routinely performs total body lifts that will transform your body with a single surgery. Please review before and after photographs to appreciate what this surgery can do for you.

Post Bariatric Surgery

Post Bariatric Surgery in Orange County is an essential and final component in the journey embarked upon by patients having post bariatric surgery. As Newport Beach post bariatric surgery patients lose their unwanted weight, they will universally observe decrease in total body fat but only minimal resolution of their unwanted, redundant skin. Skin redundancy can be minimal, moderate, or severe as observed by development of multiple skin rolls and/or rashes. Skin redundancy can be observed over the face and neck, arms, breasts, armpits, upper and lower back ,abdomen, pubic region, lateral thighs, and medial thighs.  Over a one to two year period, weight loss of around 100 lbs is routine for bariatric patients who attend regular counseling and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, accumulation of redundant skin eventually becomes an obstacle to physical activity and a burden psychologically. Patients who see Laguna Beach, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Laguna in consultation for a post bariatric surgery, often complain that despite having been dedicated to losing incredible amounts of weight, they continue to carry large amounts of skin that precludes them from exercise, outdoor activities, and fitting into smaller sized clothes. If you have any more questions, contact us and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laguna today!

Before and Afters

39 year old female status post total body lift including brachioplasty, breast lift with implant augmentation, full tummy tuck.
46 year old female status post bilateral breast reduction and abdominoplasty, upper body lift, lower body lift, and breast lift.
46 year old female 3 months following All in One Total Body Lift involving lower body lift, medial thigh tuck, breast lift with augmentation, upper body lift, and abdominoplasty. Please note dramatic improvement back, buttocks, and flank contour.

More About Post-Bariatric Body Lift

FAQ Post Bariatric Body Lift

Upper body lift and breast augmentation consultation. What do I need to ask?2020-05-31T08:15:52-07:00

You should do well with breast augmentation and upper body lift; items you should discuss with your surgeon include:

1)BREAST AUG: You do not need a lift at the same time; almost all of my patients that need an upper body lift also need a breast lift when performing their augmentation.

2)UPPER BODY LIFT: you should make sure you know where your incision will be placed and that this is to your liking.

Can you get a lower body lift after a full tummy tuck? 2020-05-31T08:12:10-07:00

It is very common to get a LBL after TT; this is because, after the tummy protrusion has been corrected, patient’s often notice the fullness over their flanks and back. We routinely perform LBL as part of a tummy tuck revision. 

Does a body lift help the inner thighs? 2020-05-31T08:11:03-07:00

Inner thigh lift is critical to improve the over all appearance of the legs if you have redundant skin in this area. A low incision tummy tuck, and lateral thigh tuck are also very helpful for tightening and lifting the lateral thighs which will also help the inner thighs.

Trying to decide when surgery would be appropriate?2020-05-31T08:10:18-07:00

Please consider a Total Body Lift which addresses all of the body parts in a single safe surgical session. these can include: arms, breasts, abdomen, black, buttocks, pubis, and inner and outer thighs. Please see examples below. The time for this surgery is dependent on you having reached your near ideal weight and being stable at this weight for six months. You should also obviously have redundant skin requiring hemming.

What is the best incision for LBL/360 tummy tuck? Is lipo combined with LBL at time of surgery advised?2020-05-31T08:09:38-07:00

LBL incisions are determined by where the skin redundancy is located. You want to consider placing the incision to maximize removal of redundancy but must also take into account the anatomy as your surgical incisions will create natural junctions between for example the pubic region and the belly or the buttocks region and the lower back. Lockwood defined much of the anatomy involved as well as designed a tool that we use to elevate the lateral thigh region. Liposuction is employed by all body lift patients to minimize operative bleeding as well as to collect the fat if needed to augment the buttocks volume.

How do I prioritize and maximize procedures when considering body contouring?2020-05-31T08:08:56-07:00

Specialized centers will provide you the opportunity to eliminate all skin redundancies from your entire body in a single session, called a Total body Lift. A total body lift will allow you to remove skin redundancies from: arms, breasts, abdomen, back, armpit, pubic region, flanks, buttocks, lateral and medial thighs in a single session.

How do I prioritize and maximize procedures when considering body contouring?2020-05-31T05:48:15-07:00

Specialized centers will provide you the opportunity to eliminate all skin redundancies from your entire body in a single session, called a Total body Lift. A total body lift will allow you to remove skin redundancies from: arms, breasts, abdomen, back, armpit, pubic region, flanks, buttocks, lateral and medial thighs in a single session.

Lost almost 200 lbs but left with painful, heavy excess skin everywhere. What can I do to help this?2020-05-31T05:47:29-07:00

Total body lifts are performed and include:1)breast lift 2)tummy tuck 3)lateral thigh and buttocks lift 4)arm lift 5)medial thigh lift 6)fat grafting to the buttocks. Total body lift involves all of the above procedures that are performed simultaneously.

Will body lift (flanks) help with loose lats skin?2020-05-31T05:46:44-07:00

An extended tummy tuck will remove the redundancy over the flank region. This procedure wraps around the lower love handle and flank area.

An upper body lift will address the lat region and remove the excess skin as well. 

My skin is hard to the touch, how long can I expect this to last? 2020-05-31T05:45:58-07:00

The hard skin is dilation of stretch marks. This is expected to resolve when the swelling decreases.

Can’t do a lower body lift and tummy tuck at the same time?2020-05-31T05:45:19-07:00

Tummy tuck and LBL are intimately related and should be done at the same time. As part of our Totoal Body LIft, both of these surgeries are performed together as well as breast lift, upper body lift, medial thigh lift, and buttocks augmentation. Thus you are not overdoing it with a breast lift, TT, and LBL.

Will I have hanging skin after I reach my weight goal?2020-05-31T05:44:28-07:00

You will infact have lots of sagging skin that will drape following significant weight-loss. This will then have to be removed with a post-bariatric body lift that may include procedures such as a tummy tuck, upper body lift, lower body lift.