As with body makeover procedures for Mommy Makeover patients, cosmetic surgery after losing weight does not include the same procedures for everyone. Each patient’s body will look different after they reach their goal weight, and the elasticity of soft tissue can differ based on age, amount of excess weight lost, and other unique factors.
Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm recommend that all patients considering post weight loss surgery visit our office for a consultation first, which allows them to get to know their patients and better understand their areas of concern. A physical examination allows our surgeons to determine areas of the body where excess skin is the least elastic and the extent of the post weight loss surgery treatment needed to create smooth, defined body contours.
Our surgeons recommend a treatment plan to help you love the way you look. Weight loss patients have worked strenuously to achieve a healthy weight and normal-range BMI, so post weight loss surgery allows them to finally see the shape and physique that inspired them to commit to a new lifestyle. Understanding your BMI before your consultation will help determine your eligibility for surgery. The look of joy on patients’ faces is what makes Dr. Parkins, Dr. Boehm, and our entire staff so passionate about their profession. When you leave your consultation, you will have a post weight loss surgery treatment plan to review that details each recommended procedure.
There are a multitude of benefits to body lift procedures. Most notably, post weight loss surgery patients typically get a tremendous boost of self-esteem and body confidence. Additional positive changes surgery can create include no longer needing to use constricting shapewear, a smooth body shape with no more lumps and bumps from extra skin, an easier time finding flattering clothing that fits, comfortable exercise and routine activity, and reduced chafing and rashes from rubbing skin.
Dr. Parkins’ and Dr. Boehm’s body post weight loss surgery patients experience a new lease on life and feel more like themselves. It can be difficult to feel confident with excessive loose skin collecting over limbs and the midsection, but skin removal surgery is designed to free patients from cumbersome extra tissue and allow them to enjoy the results of their hard work.
Patients who pair two or more post weight loss surgery procedures together in one surgery can expect a different recovery experience, compared to patients who choose a single procedure. However, combining treatments can be more convenient in many ways. Our surgeons make sure you have all the information you need to know about the post-treatment experience when you leave your consultation.
Your recovery process will depend on which post weight loss surgery procedures were performed during your surgery. Patients whose treatments included only skin removal and fat removal, such as arm/thigh lift and liposuction, may have a more comfortable initial recovery experience than patients who had a procedure that affects underlying muscle, such as an abdominoplasty.
Compression garments are also placed to assist with this process. It’s highly important to arrange for a loved one or caregiver to be with you at home during your post weight loss surgery recuperation. You are required to have someone stay with you the first night after surgery and may want someone to stay longer to help out.
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