Losing a significant amount of weight is a great accomplishment – congratulations!! However, many people experience a very common problem after significant weight loss: the increased appearance of loose, excess skin around the abdomen, arms, chest, thighs, and/or neck. Maybe you’ve tried diet and exercise to get rid of this excess skin, but nothing seems to be working. After the hard work involved in losing large amounts of weight, or after weight loss surgery, you deserve to feel proud and happy about your accomplishments, and it can be very frustrating to deal with this undesired side-effect of weight loss that can sometimes occur. Our plastic surgeons, Dr. David Buchanan and Dr. Wesley Schooler, are highly skilled at performing a variety of procedures that can maximize your weight loss benefits and give your physique a firmer, more fit appearance. Whether you have lost weight through bariatric surgery or through traditional diet and exercise methods, these procedures can reduce the excess skin left over from significant weight loss and tighten the remainder with results that can be truly transformative.

If you would like more information, please contact the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center today.

What We Can Do

Our body contouring procedures can be very effective for patients who would like to:

  • Reduce excess breast skin and lift the breasts for a firmer, more youthful appearance
  • Give the tummy a more toned, flatter appearance
  • Get rid of excess folds and “flab” that have accumulated in various areas, such as the face, tummy, breasts, and neck
  • Create an overall more fit appearance and allow clothing to fit better

We can help you complete your weight loss journey with the following procedures:

Recovery

Recovery information varies based on the procedure(s) and amount of surgical treatments necessary to achieve your goals. Our doctors will explain all aspects of treatment, including recovery expectations, to you during your initial consultation. Some patients who have post-weight loss body contouring may require several weeks of recovery time, depending upon the extent of surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about our post-weight loss body contouring procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.