Post Weight Loss Surgery
Reaching your goal of significant weight loss is a tremendous achievement. However, significant weight loss often leaves behind remaining excess skin that can prevent you from the slim, toned body you have been working toward. Most of our patients have found diet and exercise to be ineffective when trying to tighten skin that has been severely stretched and has lost its elasticity.
Major weight loss attained by traditional means or through bariatric surgery has often lead to cosmetic concerns including:
- Loose skin
- Skin folds
- Sagging breasts
- Isolated fat deposits
With post-weight loss body contouring surgery, Dr. Kevin Cook can eliminate excess skin and fat left behind after weight loss to give you a tightened, toned, and rejuvenated figure.
Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Surgery
To meet the goals of our post-weight loss patients, each treatment plan is customized and can include procedures such as:
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Neck Lift
- Breast Lift
- Brachioplasty (removal of excess skin on arms)
- Laser Lipolysis
To learn more about how Dr. Cook can tailor post-weight loss surgery to address your personal concerns and help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact our office today.
During the consultation process, Dr. Cook will examine your medical history and will also conduct a comprehensive physical exam before determining your candidacy for post-weight loss surgery. By carefully listening to your unique concerns and expectations, Dr. Cook can then customize a treatment plan designed to meet your needs and rejuvenate your body. He will discuss the potential risks and benefits of all surgeries involved in your case and answer any questions you may have. Together, you and Dr. Cook will decide on the best options for your goals.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery Procedure
The duration of your post-weight loss surgery will depend upon the number of procedures you choose. Some patients have all of their procedures performed at once while others have the procedures divided among two or three visits. Dr. Cook will also make his recommendations for optimizing the outcome of the procedure. With Dr. Cook’s experience and expertise, post-weight loss surgery can rejuvenate your body for a leaner, firmer, more athletic appearance.
Recovery And Results
Your recovery time from post-weight loss surgery will also vary depending upon your customized treatment plan. As with most surgeries, you can expect some bruising and swelling in the treatment areas; however, post-operative discomfort can be managed with oral medication. For some patients, Dr. Cook may recommend wearing a compression garment or vest after surgery to help expedite the healing process. Many patients are able to return to work or their normal daily activities within two to three weeks. Depending upon the extent of your surgery, strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to eight weeks.
Post-weight loss surgery can serve as the final step toward achieving the slimmer, firmer physique you have worked so hard to achieve!
For more information about post-weight loss surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.