Beverly Hills Post Bariatric Surgery
Consultation: 30 Min
Procedure: 2 – 5 Hours (May Require Hospitalization)
Recovery: 2 – 3 Weeks
Duration of Results: Permanent (Weight Fluctuation Can Alter Results)
For many people dealing with the struggles of extreme weight loss, it is often learned far down the line that losing the weight is truly only half the battle. Skin loses volume and elasticity when stretching and becomes loose. Patients, who have lost a large amount of weight and body fat, can literally be left with what feels like a body suit of loose hanging stretched skin. This can be just as uncomfortable and unsightly as the weight itself.
The great news is that there is an alternative to this problem and you don’t have to face it alone. Dr. Mashhadian has perfected Post Bariatric Body (massive weight lose) shaping and re-sculpting. Through a series of procedures excess skin can be removed, tightened and shaped to give you the look you’ve been working so hard to finally get to.
Post-Weight Loss Procedures
In both men and women it is very common to see a wide range of weight loss and volume loss in the area of the breast. The breast volume and fatty tissue tends to fluctuate with weight loss or weight gain, so naturally with excessive weight loss a large amount of excess tissue and sagging skin can occur especially after surgeries such as the Lap Band and Gastric Bypass.
For this Dr. Mashhadian suggests a breast lift. When fat cells are lost in the breast tissue it can leave them atrophied, sagging and with stretched skin. There are several different techniques of breast lifts depending on your specific shape, amount of volume loss and desired look. These different techniques can also be performed in conjunction with adding a saline or silicone implant, and the newly introduced “Gummy Bear” (style 410) breast implants if that look is so desired.
The face is the first on most patients to give away volume loss and gain. And when there is extreme weight loss due to a weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass or the Lap Band, or even from dieting and exercise alone, the facial tissue and structure can take a hard toll. Lose skin around the eyes, cheeks, jowls chin and neck can all attribute to a very tired and pre-mature aging appearance.
Dr. Mashhadian was trained in maxilla facial surgery and is an expert in symmetry and facial design. By performing a series of various procedures such as; a face lift, neck lift, endoscopic brow lift and fat augmentation the face can literally be transformed. Dr. Mashhadian is extremely careful and very honest. He will take into consideration your facial bone structure; existing facial symmetry, fat position and also you’re over all aesthetic goals in order to make the most impactful treatment plan. We know facial procedures can be some of the most nerve-racking for patients as well, which is why Dr. Mashhadian is very conservative and extremely cautious.
Another very common area people see and feel the uncomfortable excess skin due to weigh loss is in the arms. The removal of excess skin hanging on the back of the arms is known as a Brachioplasty. We’ve heard patients give this frustrating problem names like “Bingo Wings” and “Flabby Arms”, none of which reflect how you look and feel after excessive weight loss due to gastric bypass surgery, Lap Band or diet and exercise.
For patients with an excess of fat tissue alone, liposuction of the upper arms can be performed. For patients with moderate loose hanging upper arm skin that is close to the armpit, as well as broken down elasticity; an incision may be made hidden within the armpit to remove the skin. If there is an incision made from the lower arm and down in the shape of an inverted L to the side of the body that is called an “Inverted L Brachiolasty”. This is a less common procedure due to scarring but in patients suffering from extreme sagging skin due to massive weight loss, this incision is perfect because it allows for fat and skin to be removed from the pesky “side-bra” area.
Upper and Lower Abdomen (Tummy)
Working our way down we reach the abdominal area. An Abdominoplasty commonly known as a “Tummy-Tuck” can be performed to pull down stretch mark ridden and sagging lose skin in the abdominal area.
An incision is made horizontally from hip to hip across the lower abdomen and the excess skin and fat tissue is removed in addition to the skin that is left being stretched and pulled tight over the abdominal wall leaving the stomach looking flat and smooth. Dr. Mashhadian can make an incision right along the bikini line area which will not only aid in removing excess skin and fat along the hips but also allow for him to preform what we call a “Upper Thigh Lift”
The Upper Thigh Lift can treat many lower body complaints such as cellulite and excess skin and fat along the front portion of the thigh, sagging skin bunching over the knee, inner thigh bulge and excess skin as well as helping to reduce fat sitting around the sides of the knees.
An incision is made along the bikini line and excess skin and tissue is literally lifted and smoothed over the thigh muscles and also over into the inner thigh. The excess portion is removed and you are left with tighter and more youthful looking thighs. It is important to address Dr. Mashhadian when thinking of under going any of these very serious and complicated surgeries because with his help your treatment plan can be carefully thought our and strategically timed so there is minimal scarring and the best results will be achieved. Patients flock to Dr. Mashhadian for post-bariatric body contouring from all over California and across the United States. We treat patients from Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Encino, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Hollywood, Pasadena, Glendale, Rancho Cucamonga, Arcadia, Chatsworth and more. With privileges in several surgery centers Dr. Mashhadian can make it easier than ever for you to receive this life changing cosmetic enhancement.
Many patients undergoing cosmetic treatment after a major weight loss are also interested in lifting and smoothing the buttocks. As we all know media today is celebrating healthy and beautiful curved in women. The stick figure is no longer the image of beauty! A nicely shaped, perky and youthful looking bottom is one of the top requests we receive from our patients. Being a patient of extreme weight loss your goals should be no different. So much of the shape making up the buttocks is fat on top of muscle. When undergoing massive weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass or Lap Band surgery the skin and fatty tissue around the buttocks can become stretched and then saggy due to volume loss.
Dr. Mashhadian would then perform a Gluteal Lift and may as you if you’d like a Gluteal Augmentation at the same time. This is the excess tissue and fat around the buttocks is removed and re-positioned inside the tissue to create a lift as well as implanting the fat in the right places.
If you are interested in achieving your aesthetic goals with a body lift procedure, please call 310-652-4500 today for your consultation with Dr. David Mashhadian.
There will be down time with each of these procedures, from one to two weeks or very little to no activity so recovery is key. Every person’s body reacts differently to weight loss. Skin quality, elasticity and recovery vary from patient to patient so when considering any or all of these major surgeries it is in your best interest to schedule a consultation in our beautiful Beverly Hills office. It is best to discuss your plans for all of the procedures you are considering at the same time even if you do not plan to have some of the procedures done in the near future. This way Dr. Mashhadian can put together a treatment plan for which order to do the procedures in and where to make incisions to give you the best results possible. Some procedures can be combined and preformed together to minimize down time while other longer procedures may have to be done alone. With patients coming from the Inland Empire, Ventura County and local Los Angeles area, Dr. Mashhadian and his amazing staff treat each patient like their top priority and after hearing the doctor’s diagnosis and prognosis we are sure you will feel comfortable, confident and ready to book the surgery of your dreams.