What is post-weight loss surgery?

Post-weight loss surgery is an umbrella term and includes various cosmetic surgery procedures specifically selected to address your aesthetic goals. If you have extra skin and tissue to remove, these procedures can drastically increase your confidence. Dr. Graw’s personalized body contouring enhances your raw silhouette so you can feel confident and proud in it.

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Who is a good candidate for post-weight loss surgery?

The best candidate for post weight loss surgery in Palo Alto at Graw Beauty is someone who has lost a significant amount of weight and now wants to:

  • Remove excess skin that no amount of diet and exercise can treat
  • Lift areas such as the arms, breasts, abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs
  • Reveal the underlying body that they have worked so hard to achieve

Surgery candidates should have good physical and mental health and realistic expectations for their surgery results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Graw, she will discuss your goals and expected effects to create a post-weight loss surgery plan that will address your every need.

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What procedures are included in post weight loss surgery?

Also known as body contouring after weight loss, the following procedures are most commonly included in post-weight loss surgery.

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Dr. Graw uses power-assisted liposuction to perform body contouring with utmost precision, achieving superior, contoured results. To her, liposuction is more about “liposculpting,” an art that creates contours and shadows where they belong for optimal visual aesthetics. This system more easily releases fatty deposits, making them easier to extract, which causes less trauma with more precise results.

Dr. Graw’s signature 360-liposuction can help you achieve that ideal “hourglass” figure, sculpting the body with precision from the front, the sides, and the back. The benefits include:

  • A narrowed waist
  • Removal of love handles to enhance the body’s natural curves
  • Reduction of fatty deposits on the lower back to enhance the buttocks
  • Removal of fat on the upper arms to better define your shoulder and arm muscles
  • Removal of fat on the upper thighs, or “saddle bags”
  • Transfer of removed fat cells to other areas of the body, such as the breasts or buttocks, to achieve more proportionate curves

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Tummy Tuck

A custom tummy tuck addresses the following problems:

  • Stubborn abdominal fat
  • Sagging or excess skin remaining from weight gain or pregnancy
  • Stretch marks on the lower abdomen
  • Split abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), creating a tummy bulge that does not respond to diet and exercise

To achieve the best results from tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Graw may advise you to undergo 360-liposuction for a more comprehensive sculpting effect with a sculpted belly and a narrower waist.

Most surgeons perform the tummy tuck without liposuction, which flattens the belly but produces a square-shaped appearance. If you want a more hourglass silhouette, this specialized technique of Dr. Graw’s may be for you.

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Thigh Lift

Slender, more contoured thighs that balance the remainder of your body are achieved with a custom thigh lift. At Graw Beauty, a custom thigh lift removes excess skin and fat to create a stunning lower body.

Thigh lift benefits include:

  • Restored lifted and firm look of youthful thighs
  • Rejuvenate thighs that appear saggy, dimpled, or flabby
  • A classic balance between upper body and thighs
  • Reduced excess skin and fat
  • Smooth thigh skin
  • Treat excess skin and tissue remaining after a dramatic weight loss

Choose Dr. Graw for post-weight loss surgery servicing Palo Alto, Menlo Park & Atherton

Despite losing significant weight, you may have loose, extra skin that doesn’t snap back around your new, underlying figure. Because this skin is typically stretched to the point where no amount of diet or exercise can resolve it, only surgical intervention can be effective. 

Dr. Graw has extraordinary expertise in body contouring and post-weight loss surgery and has trained with international gurus on this subject at Stanford University and Beverly Hills, CA. She has further honed her considerable skills under the tutelage of some of the most acclaimed plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Her refined skills, precision approach, and meticulous attention to detail produce exceptional results, making her the best surgeon for post weight loss surgery in Palo Alto.

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