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Dr. James D. Namnoum | Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Post Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss through lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery is a significant and important step for patients that are looking to get their health back on track and experience a higher quality of life.1 We often see patients who have lost a large amount of weight after surgery experience a drop in skin elasticity. This results in sagging and excess skin in various areas of the body, like the chest, arms, abdomen, flanks and thighs. Dr. James Namnoum offers a variety of post-weight-loss body contouring options that can help to smooth and tone your look, revealing the beautiful new figure that you’ve worked so hard for.

Am I A Candidate For Post-Weight-Loss Surgery?

Deciding to undergo body contouring surgery after weight loss is a personal and important decision. Ideal candidates are usually2:

  • Over the age of 18
  • At a stable and maintained weight
  • Healthy non-smokers
  • Patients with realistic and positive expectations for results
  • Committed to living a healthy and active life after surgery

Preparing for Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss

Dr. Namnoum and his team recommend scheduling a consultation with our office prior to making the final decision to undergo any procedure. During this consultation, Dr. Namnoum will review your medical history and overall goals for your body. With this information, he can confidently and accurately determine the right procedure or combination of procedures that will help you to achieve your ideal figure.

Body Contouring Options After Significant Weight-Loss

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Namnoum, specializes in a variety of body contouring procedures, designed to smooth, tone and tighten multiple areas of the body.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical body option that focuses on removing unwanted skin and fat from the lower abdomen, to improve skin laxity and tone the area. Learn more.


Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body, including the arms, abdomen, thighs, flanks, buttocks, and neck. This procedure targets stubborn pockets of fat in those areas, to create a slimmer and more sculpted look. Fat removed during liposuction can also be utilized to plump and fill other areas of the body. Learn more.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift surgery, or brachioplasty, specifically targets excess skin and fat in the arms that can create a droopy look, due to loss of skin laxity. Dr. Namnoum can remove the extra skin in your arms to reveal toned and beautiful arms you’ll want to show off every season. Learn more.

Thigh Lift

Dr. Namnoum performs thigh lift surgery to remove extra skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs. By using artistic and careful techniques, he can create tight and toned thighs, removing any discomfort or chafing experienced due to the remaining excess skin. Learn more.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Fat grafting of the buttocks during a Brazilian Butt Lift shapes a fuller, plumper and tighter behind to accentuate your curves in a way that will artfully highlight your new figure. Learn more.

Belt Lipectomy

For patients with a larger amount of loose or sagging skin around their lower abdomen area, Dr. Namnoum will often recommend a Belt Lipectomy. This procedure is designed to contour the appearance of your torso to give a longer, thinner look. Learn more.

Reverse Abdominoplasty

Excess skin that is largely confined to the abdomen in patients that would also like to increase their breast volume usually requires a Reverse Abdominoplasty. This procedure utilizes the extra tissue from the abdominal area to create larger breasts, using the patient’s own natural fat and skin. This option would eliminate the need for implants and offer the patient a voluminous and perkier chest. Learn more.

Dr. Namnoum may also recommend a breast augmentation procedure in combination with any of the above body-contouring options, depending on your unique needs.

Post-Weight-Loss Surgery Results & Recovery

Depending on the procedure or combination of procedures you and Dr. Namnoum have decided to incorporate in your surgical plan, recovery time will vary. Patients should expect to see results fairly quickly, while understanding that any swelling and bruising will go down as the recovery process progresses. Dressings and bandages will keep your incisions clean and secure after surgery is complete.3 Our team will give you extensive and clear instructions on how to care for your incisions. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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1 Toma, T., Harling, L., Athanasiou, T. et al. Does Body Contouring After Bariatric Weight Loss Enhance Quality of Life? A Systematic Review of QOL Studies. OBES SURG 28, 3333–3341 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3323-8.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Body Contouring. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/body-contouring. Accessed December 16, 2020.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What should I expect after body contouring surgery? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/body-contouring/results. Accessed December 16, 2020.

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Schedule A Post-Weight-Loss-Surgery Consultation

Dr. Namnoum and his Atlanta-based practice want to help you achieve a figure that shows off the hard work you’ve put into prioritizing your health. Schedule a consultation with us today and find out if body contouring surgery can help you cross the finish line on your weight loss journey. Telemedicine consultations are also available.

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