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Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss for Men
What happens during body contouring surgery?

In recent years, Gastric Bypass surgery has grown significantly in popularity as a treatment for obesity. This procedure is designed to result in a significant weight loss (often over 100 lbs) over a relatively short period of time (usually 12-18 months). With such dramatic weight loss, the skin often does not retain the elastic qualities necessary to shrink down to your new underlying shape. This often leaves patients with excessive amounts of hanging skin resulting in disappointment with their appearance, not being able to find clothing that fit properly, as well as creating problems with exercise and daily hygiene.

Arm Lift
Because of the increase of patients who are in need of body contouring after significant weight loss, this has become an important focus of our practice.

It is important to know that going to a plastic surgeon who specializes in gastric bypass patients is critical because there are many special factors involved with significant weight loss patients. Because of the amount of skin to be removed and the loss of elasticity of this skin, these patients must be treated very differently from non-gastric bypass body contouring patients. What may work well on other patients simply does not provide adequate shaping and contouring for the gastric bypass patient.

Dr. Harry Marshak understands the special needs of gastric bypass patients and has developed a comprehensive approach to help them achieve their optimal shape following weight loss. He designs a surgical plan specifically for each individual based upon the patient's specific needs and priorities. Dr. Harry Marshak provides excellent results by applying the latest techniques in body sculpting, giving his patients the ability to feel more comfortable in and out of clothing You will be ready to consult with Dr. Marshak once your weight has stabilized with no more than 5 lbs. lost per month over the last 3-6 months. Often, patients will have several areas they wish to address. During your consultation, you will be asked to prioritize your areas of concern. Dr. Marshak will assess your anatomy and your priorities to help you develop a comprehensive plan for your body contouring. During your initial consultation, your coordinator will work with Dr. Harry Marshak to determine which procedures, if any, will be likely be covered by insurance and authorization will be requested accordingly. You will often be given a quote on several different procedures that can be done together. For instance it is fairly common to combine a breast lift (with or without implants) with an arm lift, or a breast lift with a tummy tuck or thigh lift, etc. Dr. Marshak will work with you to determine the best plan for you to achieve your overall body contouring goals. Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery have similar areas of concern. The corrective procedures necessary to regain normal body contour are similar for most patients.
Dr. Harry Marshak, F.A.C.S.
421 North Rodeo Drive | Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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