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Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility.

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Juvederm Ultra

$525

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Juvederm Ultra Plus

$550

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Juvederm Voluma

$850

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Ultra : Normally used as a lip filler, Juvederm Ultra can also treat the nasolabial folds. Typically, Ultra is considered among the thinnest of Juvederm's fillers. It lasts on average around three to six months.

Ultra Plus : Contains lidocaine for improved comfort and is also used for dramatic lip augmentation. It is also used in the nasolabial folds. Slightly thicker than Ultra, it has a few more uses and sometimes is used in the cheeks or chin. It is versatile and great for volume loss and facial wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus also lasts around six months, though can last longer in some places and individuals.

Voluma : Among the longest lasting hyaluronic acid option, Voluma is typically used in the chin or cheeks. It can last up to two years. Out of all hyaluronic acid fillers, it is often considered the one that lasts the longest.

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Juvederm Bellevue & Kirkland

Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility. Two filler manufacturers offer hyaluronic acid fillers–Restylane and Juvederm. Both are about equal in usage and most providers offer both. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland provides.

The Lowdown On Juvederm

Juvederm is a type of cosmetic injectable known as a dermal filler. It is injected for two main purposes: to fill hollows and wrinkles or to augment areas of the face. Primarily used on the face, dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the top non-surgical procedures for anti-aging. With millions of filler injections performed every year, it is an extremely popular and versatile tool for looking younger and achieving your ideal facial aesthetic.

Within facial fillers, some subcategories refer to what the filler is made out of. Juvederm belongs to the largest and most used classification: hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that Juvederm is lower risk than semi-permanent fillers and can treat more places such as the lips.

The master injectors at Northwest Face & Body are masters at using Juvederm to artfully augment and fill in facial features. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland offers.

The Lowdown On Juvederm

Juvederm has many applications across the face. Some of the areas Juvederm can treat include:

Patients can usually treat multiple areas at once. Juvederm also pairs well with neurotoxin treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport. Your master injector will discuss which areas you are a candidate for treatment and the best Juvederm filler for each area.

Advantages Of Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, the largest concentrations of which are in the eyes and joints. Therefore, while rejection or allergy to the filler is possible, it is highly unlikely. Another major benefit of hyaluronic acid filler is that they have a natural reversal agent, hyaluronidase.

When injected, it breaks up the filler. If you experience major side effects or complications or end up unhappy with your new look, there is an easy antidote. This also increases the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers when compared with other types of fillers. If occlusion (the injection of filler into a blood vessel) or an adverse event occurs, it can be immediately addressed in the office.

While it may not seem like an advantage at first, the temporary nature of hyaluronic acid fillers allows patients to stop treatments whenever they want, try out various filler options, and try out different looks each time. This experimentation allows patients to find the exactly right filler option and technique for them.

Types Of Juvederm Filler

Juvederm makes a few different fillers that each have a slightly varied consistency and tend to be used in different areas. The main Juvederm offerings are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Your master injector can discuss each option with you in detail and help determine which is best for the area you are treating and your goals.

  • Ultra: Normally used as a lip filler, Juvederm Ultra can also treat the nasolabial folds. Typically, Ultra is considered among the thinnest of Juvederm's fillers. It lasts on average around three to six months.
  • Ultra Plus: Contains lidocaine for improved comfort and is also used for dramatic lip augmentation. It is also used in the nasolabial folds. Slightly thicker than Ultra, it has a few more uses and sometimes is used in the cheeks or chin. It is versatile and great for volume loss and facial wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus also lasts around six months, though can last longer in some places and individuals.
  • Voluma: Among the longest lasting hyaluronic acid option, Voluma is typically used in the chin or cheeks. It can last up to two years. Out of all hyaluronic acid fillers, it is often considered the one that lasts the longest.

Before & After Juvederm Injections In Bellevue

Consultation

The first step for undergoing Juvederm filler injections in Bellevue is to attend a consultation with a master injector. At this appointment, your master injector will ask you about your goals, medical history, history with fillers, and lifestyle. They may also briefly examine the area to evaluate the skin quality, thickness, and other factors that influence the filler choice and process.

If they believe you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure, they will discuss the many fillers you have to choose from. In some cases, you may undergo filler injections the same day. Otherwise, you can schedule your appointment at your convenience or before leaving the office.

Injection Process

First, your master injector will prep the injection sites. This involves disinfecting the areas with alcohol and cleansing them of any makeup or environmental debris. After this, they will likely apply topical numbing cream. This will sit for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time, your injector will prepare the Juvederm.

Your master injector will then begin the filler injections. Depending on the treatment, they may use a needle or cannula. If using a needle, they will start injections immediately. With a cannula, they will make a small entry point for the cannula using a small needle. After inserting the needle or cannula they will slowly inject the filler. They may move the needle within the injection point or inject at multiple sites to add volume evenly for the ideal results.

For most areas, the injections themselves do not take longer than about ten to fifteen minutes. You can have multiple areas treated at the same time. Along with the topical numbing cream, the Juvederm contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the filler as it is injected.

Aftercare

In the days following the injections, you may notice some common side effects such as:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Discomfort
  • Itchiness
  • Lumps

For the most part, these side effects should clear up in a week or two. For a day or two following Juvederm injections, your master injector may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, alcohol, and certain blood-thinning medications and supplements.

Your filler will continue to settle for about two weeks. If you still notice lumps, unevenness, or the result does not fit your goals after two weeks, our master injectors can perform a quick touch up.

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Is Voluma The Best Juvederm Filler?
How Much Are Juvederm Fillers?
Procedure Time
2 - 8 hours
Recovery Time
2 weeks

Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Juvederm Ultra

$425

With Nurse

Restylane L

$389

With Nurse

Cheek Filler

$450

With Nurse

Jaw Filler

$450

With Nurse

Lip Filler

$389

Restylane - L / With Nurse

Chin Filler

$450

With Nurse

Tear Trough Filler

$800

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With Nurse

Temple Filler

$450

With Nurse

Smile Line Filler

$450

With Nurse

Procedure Time
2 - 8 hours
Recovery Time
2 weeks

Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

$199

20 Units

With Nurse

$269

30 Units

With Nurse

$219

20 Units

with Surgeon/Injector

$299

30 Units

with Surgeon/Injector

Body Contouring Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss Bellevue & Kirkland

Weight loss can have a profound impact on our bodies, health, and quality of life. While the vast majority of these changes are positive ones that make the surgery or lifestyle changes worth it, there are some unfortunate downsides to losing a massive amount of weight, especially quickly like after bariatric surgery. The main one is extra, saggy, and hanging skin. Skin can collect along the abdomen, back, arms, thighs, and other parts of the body. This is where plastic surgery can help weight loss patients see the true results of their efforts. Dr. Ludwig Allegra at Northwest Face & Body offers the best body contouring after massive weight loss Bellevue and Kirkland provides.

Overview: The Many Procedures Of Body Contouring After Weight Loss

There is not one standard procedure that makes up a plastic surgery procedure after weight loss. This is because everyone holds weight differently and may see more extra skin in certain areas while another patient may see it in others. Additionally, younger patients tend to see better skin retraction than older patients.

Thus, when you come in for a consultation with Dr. Allegra at Northwest Face & Body, he will evaluate the areas where you have extra skin and the severity of the skin. From there, he will want to know about your medical history and goals to help him determine the right combination of plastic surgeries to help you reach your goals.

Below are some of the skin removal surgeries that Dr. Allegra sometimes recommends after massive weight loss. Of course, not every patient will undergo all of these procedures, but it can help you garner an idea of which may work best for you.

Breast Lift


When we lose weight, fat comes off the body evenly. Therefore, patients often lose weight in areas they would like more volume such as the breasts. This volume loss can cause the breasts to sag and cause extra skin. A breast lift surgery can remove the extra skin and reposition the nipple and breasts into a more natural, youthful position.

Arm Lift

The skin of the upper arm can become loose and flabby with age and weight loss. An arm lift surgery is the most common and effective procedure to address this. Using vertical incisions from the armpit and moving down toward the elbow, Dr. Allegra can remove the extra, sagging skin and restore the arms to a thinner and more graceful appearance. The exact length of the incisions will depend on the amount of skin present on the upper arms. Regardless, they are hidden on the inside part of the arm where they will be mostly hidden.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure most commonly performed after massive weight loss. The procedure uses a hip-to-hip incision to remove extra skin and tissue from the abdomen. It may also correct diastasis recti—or the separation of the abdominal muscles—to help provide more support to your core. Diastasis recti can also contribute to the pooch appearance of the stomach and is common after pregnancy.

There are multiple forms of tummy tuck that Dr. Allegra may use to remove abdominal skin. They may include:

Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck

The more extensive form of a tummy tuck is a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck that includes a vertical incision up the abdomen. Fleur-de-lis tummy tucks are common among patients who have lost over 100 pounds and can completely transform their figure. Like with a traditional tummy tuck, the surgery addresses extra abdominal skin, fat, and diastasis recti. However, it removes skin from the entire abdomen and not just the lower portion.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift extends a tummy tuck around the entire lower half of the body. It may or may not meet, but it is frequently an entire circumferential incision. With a lower body lift, extra skin is removed from the entire lower body and it can help enhance the abdomen, hips, lower back, and buttocks.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is the lower body equivalent of an arm lift. With vertical incisions down the inside of the thighs, extra skin is removed. Dr. Allegra can sometimes also create a thigh gap. A thigh lift can help make the abdomen and thighs look more proportional to one another after weight loss and other plastic surgeries.

Volumizing, Contouring & Fat Transfer Procedures

Skin removal surgeries are the primary focus of plastic surgery after massive weight loss. However, weight loss and skin removal can leave patients with smaller breasts than before, or perhaps they have small pockets of fat that simply will not come off. Therefore, some patients may undergo other procedures to volumize, contour, or otherwise shape the body.

Breast Augmentation

Losing breast volume happens naturally with age, but it can also be an unfortunate consequence of massive weight loss. Breast implants can help restore this volume and create a more feminine figure if desired. 

Fat Transfer To Breasts

Another option for breast augmentation is to use the patient’s fat. If they have areas with enough fat for harvesting via liposuction, Dr. Allegra can then take this fat and use it to augment the breasts. While this usually results in more subtle and moderate breast augmentation, it is among one of the most natural looking and feeling options.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Like with the breasts, patients may lose volume in their buttocks that they want. If a patient has enough fat, Dr. Allegra can transfer the fat into the buttocks to augment it, create more projection, and complement their new contours after weight loss plastic surgery.

Liposuction

While weight loss happens all over the body and cannot be specifically targeted, sometimes certain areas of the body will hold onto extra fat such as under the chin, along the waist, or in the thighs. Thus, liposuction can help remove these small pockets of fat to contour the body. Dr. Allegra can then use the fat to transfer to other areas if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions About Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Will It Help Me Lose More Weight?

No, plastic surgery is not a replacement for weight loss surgery. With that said, extra skin can weigh a surprising amount. Thus, once you heal from surgery, you may notice that you weigh less than before surgery. However, this is still usually minimal compared to the initial weight loss.

Can You Get Rid Of Extra Skin Without A Tummy Tuck?

There are non-surgical procedures that can help tighten the skin. Though, they are best when a minimal amount of skin is involved. Dr. Allegra can help you determine if these methods would help you and the types of results they could provide. Some of the non-surgical or non-invasive options for skin tightening include:

Dr. Allegra sometimes recommends these treatments after plastic surgery after massive weight loss because they can help refine results and make you look more toned.

Is Weight Loss After Plastic Surgery Medically Necessary?

No, though, for some patients, there may be medical benefits to undergoing skin removal after weight loss. For example, some patients experience skin rashes or infections due to their hanging extra skin. While these are treatable, they are more likely to be recurrent without skin removal. 

Removing large amounts of extra skin can also help make it easier for patients to live a healthy lifestyle. Excess skin can make it difficult or uncomfortable to exercise. So, while not medically necessary, there are likely medical benefits to plastic surgery after weight loss.

How Long Will I Have Drains?

The amount of time you have drains depends on what surgeries you have. On average though, patients can expect to have drains for one to three weeks after surgery.

What Is The Recovery Like?

Again, the exact specifications of your recovery will depend on the procedures you underwent. In general, patients can expect instructions such as:

The Best Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Weight Loss

Northwest Face & Body is a leading plastic surgery practice serving the Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Offering the top plastic surgery, injectables, and medical grade esthetics, our providers customize every treatment plan to the patient. Northwest Face & Body performs the best plastic surgery after massive weight loss Bellevue and Kirkland offer.

Dr. Ludwig Allegra is a board-certified surgeon who bridges the gap between aesthetics and medicine. Not only is Dr. Allegra a talented and capable surgeon, but he also has a deep understanding of bodily aesthetics and symmetry. He utilizes this knowledge and skill as one of the best Bellevue plastic surgeons.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ludwig Allegra or an injector at Northwest Face & Body, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also contact us via our contact form or the Price Simulator app.

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