Weight Loss Surgeries Spur Demand for Plastic Surgery

With an increase in bariatric surgeries, many patients are also undergoing cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin that does not fully contract after weight loss surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in comparing 2014 to 2013 there has been an uptick in post-bariatric surgeries for the following procedures – 9% increase in upper arm lift surgeries, 10% for breast lift surgeries, 5% for lower body lift procedures, 4% for tummy tucks, and 9% increase for thigh lifts.

“More and more, we have seen a jump in post-bariatric patients interested in body contouring surgery, in particular arm lifts, tummy tucks, and breast lifts,” states Dr. Shahram Salemy, a board certified Seattle plastic surgeon. He also adds that post massive weight loss patients who undergo breast surgeries can benefit from the use of the Seri silk scaffold, which acts as an internal bra to help support a natural breast shape.

Voted “Seattle’s Best Plastic Surgeon” in Seattle Magazine’s Readers Choice Award and named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Salemy is known for outstanding patient care and tailors treatments to the needs of the individual. His mission is to help his patients reach their aesthetic goals and provide a positive experience in a safe and confidential setting. He provides a range of cosmetic procedures including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring in his Seattle and Richmond offices in Washington.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Salemy, call (206) 467-1101 or email his Seattle office.