post-weight loss surgery in Northern Calfornia

Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Love the way you look even more. 

About Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Men and women who undergo major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big burden in life.

While weight loss represents a proud accomplishment, some individuals will face more frustrations.

Post-weight loss surgery helps those facing the new challenge of loose skin that resides on the body. Massive weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot shrink to their new size. No matter where the loose skin resides, plastic surgery is necessary to remove the unwanted tissue. Plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas perform skin removal cosmetic surgery for patients in Northern California. This usually is a life-changing procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa and is also a lasting step in their personal transformation. Call our Santa Rosa office today to learn more.

Learn about post-weight loss skin tightening in Northern California. 

Ideal Candidates

Here’s a look a who post-weight loss skin tightening in Northern California is right for. 

The best individuals for post-weight loss surgery are those who are dealing with loose and wrinkled skin due to a massive weight loss or fluctuation. Your weight should be stable for at least 12 months before you seek plastic surgery. If you are challenged by loose skin, cosmetic skin and fat removal at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa can eliminate the issue and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a tighter and healthier appearance. It’s recommended that patients are close to a healthy weight before considering skin removal surgery.

How it works

Surgical Technique

Learn more about our surgical technique. 

Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is almost always considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and on average, it takes between 3 – 7 hours, depending upon the combination of procedures being performed (arms, breasts, tummy, face). Usually, a hospital stay is not necessary. A form of liposuction is often integrated during the procedure to remove fat, followed by the surgical removal of skin. This operation does make longer incisions than most other cosmetic procedures so varying degrees of scars will be a part of this treatment. During this procedure, every effort is made by Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas to make the incisions as discreet as possible. We will also give you thorough scar healing instructions for a healthy outcome.

What to Expect

Here’s what to expect with our post-weight loss surgery and skin tightening in Northern California. 

After the Treatment

When you are released from our care, you will need to allow a week or two to rest at home. Small tubes may be implanted near the incisions to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments will be provided to help with swelling. For the average person, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you can go back to light activities, but considering the complexity of the surgeries, it may take longer. We find that most of our patients are back to normal around three to six months.


Skin removal surgery can be a life changer for patients with amazing results that are immediate. Once healed, you will feel confident and wear clothing you want and partake in activities without loose skin keeping you from the things you love to do.

Before & After

From Our Clients

I had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Canales yesterday. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Canales and all of his staff. From the moment I called to enquire about scheduling a consultation to walking out of the facility after surgery, everyone was so kind and helpful.
I had wanted to have this procedure for over 2 years but had put it off in a lot of ways due to anxiety about finding a surgeon that not only was very highly qualified, but who also had a warm and friendly bedside manner. He is also incredibly down to earth with a great sense of humor, something I have found somewhat lacking in the others I have met in his field.
I know it is only day 1 but I’m feeling great, not remotely as painful as I expected. Stitches come out next Monday and then I am looking forward to making a full recovery and enjoying the weight that has been lifted off my chest!
Thank you Dr. Canales and all of your administrative and medical team for taking such good care of me.


I absolutely love this place! I had my lips done about 2 years ago I tagged a long with a friend of mine who would come here regularly and my experience was wonderful! Then I had my boobs done back in May because of so many people I know who went here and all I heard was good reviews! My experience was amazing the customer service is always amazing everyone is so kind and sweet and helpful! I am so happy with my boob job everything went exactly as they told me it would. I just had a tummy tuck 2 days ago and I wanted to make sure to leave a review because I again am beyond happy with my results and overall my entire experience! I highly recommend this place to anyone! I saw Dr Fernus for both my surgeries she is so sweet! Definitely worth every penny I feel so much better about myself since my operations!


How much does after weight loss surgery cost?

The final cost for after weight loss surgery varies based on what’s included in your treatment plan. In your initial consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will design your treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. When your plan is decided, we can then estimate costs, which will include fees for anesthesia, the facility, care before and after your surgery, and more. To help you concentrate on getting great results from an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, we take several payments and can help you find low-interest financing.

What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?

Common areas that are corrected in this procedure are the stomach, butt, thighs, breasts, arms, and neck. In your initial consultation, we will make sure we understand your needs and wants before completing an exam. When this is done, we will give you suggestions on what needs to be part of your surgery.

When should I get my after weight loss surgery?

When you have lost a significant amount of weight, excess skin will become apparent and it’s usually a good time to schedule your initial consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa. In this consultation, we will discuss what you should do before your after weight loss surgery and what areas should be part of your custom treatment plan. Before scheduling after weight loss surgery, you need to be at or near a stable weight.

What will my recovery be like after surgery?

The length of your recovery will depend on your surgical plan. If you’re getting several areas treated, your recovery will take more time. In your initial consultation, we will talk to you about what you can expect after surgery and suggestions to make you more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa should be scheduled so we can assess your progress.

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You did the work, so it’s time to finish your goals

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Losing weight is such a wonderful accomplishment, and we are so happy for you if you have finally met your personal transformation. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas invite you to learn more about your alternatives for skin removal surgery. After weight loss surgery could further improve your silhouette and help you to meet and surpass each and every one of the exciting goals you made for yourself. Contact Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, California to speak with our patient coordinator today.

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