Post Bariatric Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Dallas-Ft. Worth and Denton County
Post-bariatric surgery body-contouring procedures are used to restore a patient’s body contours and shape after dramatic weight loss. These extensive procedures require exceptional expertise. The American Institute of Plastic Surgery’s surgeons are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and are regarded as top providers of post-bariatric surgery in Plano.
Am I a Good Candidate for Post-Bariatric Surgery?
If large amounts of excess skin after weight loss are holding you back from life, surgical treatment is something to consider. You should be in good general health, and it will be necessary to have maintained your current body weight for at least six months.
Body-restoration procedures after substantial weight loss can provide remarkable improvement, but realistic expectations are essential for a happy outcome. A continued commitment to healthy eating habits and activities is needed to maintain long-lasting results.
Which Post-Bariatric Surgery Procedures Are Right for Me?
A consultation with one of our surgeons is the best way to learn which options are right for you. The doctor will examine your anatomy and discuss what is most impactful to your quality of life.
The following post-bariatric procedures can achieve impressive results:
- Lower Body Lift: Excess skin around the stomach, outer thighs, and butt is lifted and more tightly repositioned for improved contours. Pockets of remaining fat are also removed.
- Tummy Tuck: This creates a more toned look by trimming excess skin and removing stubborn fat.
- Thigh Lift: Thighplasty removes sagging skin for sleeker inner thighs and improved lower-body symmetry and shape.
- Arm Lift: Drooping skin underneath the upper arm is removed and underlying supportive tissue is tightened.
- Breast Lift: A breast lift reduces breast sagging and restores shape through skin reduction and repositioning.
What to Expect During Post-Bariatric Surgery
Individual case details determine exact surgical plans, but patients undergoing extensive body contouring after dramatic weight loss can expect the following:
- General anesthesia
- Incisions for excess skin and fat removal
- Tightening of underlying tissues
- Incisions to tighten remaining skin
- Sutures, incision glue, or surgical tape
- Incision dressings
- Drainage tubes
- Compression garments
Recovery After Post-Bariatric Surgery
Recovery from significant surgery involves a degree of downtime and required rest. Some discomfort, swelling, and bruising will occur; these resolve fairly soon with medication and by following post-procedure instructions and restrictions. Sensations of numbness or tingling may take time to diminish as healing continues.
Patients will need to take time off from work and must avoid physically taxing activities like heavy exercise. Smoking and alcohol consumption can cause slower healing and in some cases may lead to complications such as infection. Because of this, they must be avoided during recovery.
How Much Does Post-Bariatric Surgery Cost?
The cost of post-bariatric surgery varies based on the exact procedures performed. Price information can be discussed during your consultation. Our office staff will be pleased to assist you with questions on accepted forms of payment and financing options.
Contact Our Office Today to Learn More
The surgeons at the American Institute of Plastic Surgery look forward to helping you discover how post-bariatric surgery in Plano can dramatically improve your quality of life. Contact us to set up your consultation.
The surgeons and staff at the American Institute of Plastic Surgery in Plano offer the highest level of professional excellence along with a down-to-earth, caring approach. Call (972) 543-2477 to schedule an appointment.