Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Advanced cosmetic surgery procedures can help our San Francisco area post-bariatric body contouring patients eliminate the sagging, excess skin and fat that often remain after massive weight loss. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can create a sculpted, healthy-looking body by using his expert surgical skill and state-of-the-art technology.

Post-Bariatric Cosmetic Surgery

As the popularity of bariatric surgery as solution for obese patients continues to rise, so does the need for cosmetic surgery to address the excess skin that often remains after previously obese patients have reached their optimal weight. Baggy, drooping skin over the entire body can leave a less than attractive appearance. This excess skin, which does not respond to dieting and exercise, can also cause problems with hygiene and lead to skin infections.

It can affect self-confidence, limit clothing choices, and even result in depression. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez understands the hardships faced by many previously obese patients who have yet to fully achieve their body contouring goals. That is why Dr. Bermudez has made post-bariatric cosmetic surgery a focus of his practice, and why he takes great satisfaction in helping San Francisco post-bariatric body contouring patients achieve slim, aesthetically pleasing body contours.

The Body Contouring Procedure

Body contouring procedures provide a variety of plastic surgery options for patients who have achieved massive weight loss. Patients will be evaluated during the initial consultation with Dr. Kenneth Bermudez to determine their goals and what procedures will be necessary to implement them. It is important to note that most patients should expect a multi-stage process for body contouring. Dr. Bermudez will work closely with a patient’s gastric bypass surgeon to maximize results and tailor the patient’s cosmetic procedures to his or her needs. Patients seeking body contouring after bariatric surgery in San Francisco often undergo one or more of the following procedures:
Upper Body Lift – This procedure entails the removal of excess skin and fat in areas such as the arms, breasts, and back. Some of the procedures performed as part of an upper-body lift include arm lift and breast lift. These treatments can be combined with a lower body lift to help the patient attain total body rejuvenation after massive weight loss. Contact our practice today to obtain more information about these procedures.

Lower Body Lift – A lower body lift can eliminate excess skin and fatty areas of the midsection, including the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Procedures performed as part of a lower-body lift include buttock lift and thigh lift in San Francisco.

Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck can create a firm, tight stomach area by removing fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.

Breast Augmentation – One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation with implants can provide a more voluminous bustline to compliment a woman’s new, slender physique.

Breast Lift – A breast lift can address the sag and droop to the bust by eliminating excess fat and skin and tightening the breast area to create a more firm, youthful contour.

Facelift – A facelift can complete your new appearance by eliminating drooping jowls and smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Liposuction – Liposuction is a commonly performed procedure for patients who have lost significant weight. Liposuction can eliminate fat deposits from virtually anywhere on the body.

Body Contouring Recovery

Recovery from post-bariatric body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures will depend on the options selected for body contouring, as well as the extent of each procedure. For patients requiring a combination of procedures, and for those who undergo upper or lower body lift surgeries, it can take up to two months for the body to heal completely. Our San Francisco post-bariatric body contouring patients should also expect some scarring, particularly from some of the more invasive procedures. However, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez has made body contouring after massive weight loss a focal point of his surgical career and has extensive skills in making residual scarring as discreet as possible.


With any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. In cases of post-bariatric cosmetic surgery, specific risks will depend on the procedures the patient has opted to undergo. General risks include:

  • Reaction to anesthesia

  • Infection

  • Excessive Bleeding

  • Significant scarring

Dr. Kenneth Bermudez works with all of his San Francisco plastic surgery patients to minimize the risks and possible complications of any procedures they undergo. Dr. Bermudez makes it a top priority that all safety measures, including the use of the latest medical equipment, are undertaken for all procedures he performs.


The benefits of body contouring after weight loss procedures are almost too many to count. They include:

  • Tightened, toned physique

  • Ability to wear desired types of clothing

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Elimination of stubborn, diet-and-exercise-resistant fat

  • Aesthetic completion to your new, slim physique

Post-bariatric cosmetic surgery works as a complement to losing significant amounts of weight and living healthier. It can give your body the look you’ve always wanted, and complete the new you!

Contact Our Body Contouring Surgeon

Post-bariatric cosmetic surgery and body contouring options in the San Francisco area are special areas of expertise of our plastic surgeon. Contact Kenneth Bermudez, MD to discuss your goals and to learn more about the surgical options available to you. Together, you and our expert surgeon can start on the road to your complete aesthetic makeover.