Post weight loss surgery
Life after weight loss due to surgery or diet and exercise can be difficult for many women and men. While our patients have taken an important step towards becoming a healthier person, often how they feel on the inside does not match how they look on the outside. Massive weight loss often leaves patients with excess skin. This can be uncomfortable, lead to infections and make it difficult to find clothes that fit correctly. Fortunately we can help improve the look of your body after weight loss, with post weight loss surgery.
Ideal candidates are in good health, have made lifestyle changes that support their new healthy weight and diet. Candidates should also have realistic expectations. Our surgeons may suggest any of the following procedures in order to give our patients their ideal bodily aesthetic:
- Breast lift +/- augmentation
- Lower body lift
- Brachioplasty (arm surgery)
- Facial rejuvenation (facelift/necklift)
- Thigh lift
Every person’s body responds and heals differently. In general individuals who are older and have been significantly overweight for longer periods of time tend to have more skin laxity and less elasticity. These factors have to be taken into consideration when planning body contouring after weight loss. Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery have an additional consideration due to nutritional alterations secondary to surgery. These alterations can lead to issues with wound healing after surgery if they are not properly addressed. Our surgeons are familiar with the changes that occur after massive weight loss, both physically and mentally, and are here to be supportive on your life – changing journey.
The ideal patient has been stable at or near their goal weight for at least 3-6 months. In general for bariatric patients this is extended to be at least one year from the time of surgery. Patience at this step will help us to help you achieve the best aesthetic result.
Benefits of Post Weight Loss Surgery
The procedure can:
- Remove excess skin
- Improve body contour
- Improve appearance
Before & After
Will Insurance Cover My Surgeries?
At times depending on your insurance carrier, insurance will cover to remove excess skin if you have significant documented medical problems from the excess skin. This refers to skin infections, rashes etc. that have required multiple trips and treatments by your primary care doctor or bariatric doctor. Our office does accept CareCredit financing in order to help with out of pocket expenses associated with many of the procedures
Quality Patient Care
Our surgeons along with the supporting staff at the practice provides full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery.
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9230 Katy Freeway, Ste 600
Houston, TX 77055
9303 Pinecroft, Ste 390
The Wooldands, TX 77080