Losing weight with bariatric surgery should be celebrated as an enormous success, but can feel like a hollow victory when extra skin and tissue remain behind. Post-bariatric plastic surgery can improve your body contours to better accentuate your weight loss efforts.
Dr. Stephen Kay is known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area, and has helped thousands of patients from the Washington D.C. area look and feel their best with plastic surgery after weight loss. Dr. Kay also offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for face and body.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on post-bariatric plastic surgery.
The best candidates for plastic surgery following weight loss have already reached their target weight and maintained it steadily for several months or more, but still notice sagging folds of skin or excess tissue that disguises their results.
Post-bariatric body contouring can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see the real patient results that are possible from plastic surgery after weight loss.
The costs associated with your post-weight loss body contouring will vary depending on a number of different factors, including which surgeries are included. In some cases, health insurance may cover some of your total costs, which will include Dr. Kay’s surgical fee as well as the fees associated with anesthesia and the surgical facility along with any follow-up appointments that are recommended. Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your procedures even more affordable.
Since everyone’s body responds to weight loss differently, Dr. Kay takes an individualized approach to improving body contours after you’ve lost weight. Post-bariatric plastic surgery is not a single procedure, but instead can include several different surgeries in order to give you the best possible results:
Dr. Kay may also recommend additional procedures depending on your unique needs, such as an arm lift to slim down the upper arms for a more toned appearance. Women sometimes include breast enhancement procedures after weight loss, while men may consider gynecomastia surgery to eliminate the appearance of “man boobs.”
In some cases, Dr. Kay may recommend staging surgeries rather than performing multiple procedures at once. Dr. Kay will talk with you extensively about your goals for post-weight loss body contouring during your consultation, at which time he’ll also go into more detail about which procedures he thinks would best help you meet those goals.
Most body contouring procedures are performed under general anesthesia, although Dr. Kay will explain your anesthesia options before surgery. Although everyone has an individualized response to recovery, you can expect to return to your normal daily routine between 10 days and 2 weeks, depending on which surgeries were performed and how your body responds during recovery. Often, Dr. Kay will ask you to wear a special compression garment to give your body support and keep you comfortable as you heal.
You can expect the results of your post-bariatric body contouring to last as long as you continue maintaining healthy dietary and exercise habits. Your new look should better reflect your lower weight, and you may find that you’re able to wear smaller sizes in clothing as well as enjoy a higher quality of life overall. If you would like to learn more about a procedures after massive weightloss, you can do so here or by visiting Dr. Kay on RealSelf.