Body Contouring & Massive Weight Loss Surgery Baton Rouge
Body contouring after massive weight loss is one of my favorite and most rewarding surgeries as I can help patients uncover their new slimmer figure. After losing a large amount of weight through bariatric surgery or diet/exercise, patients have a large amount of excess of skin. This extra skin is extremely discouraging and can lead to difficulty with exercise, hygiene, sexual intercourse, and finding clothing that fits. Body contouring after massive weight loss does not refer to one surgery, but to a group of surgeries that are performed in stages or in combination. These surgeries include lower body lift (abdomen, flank lower back, and buttock lift), abdominoplasty, mastopexy (breast lift), brachioplasty (arm lift), and thigh lift depending on a patient’s areas of skin and fat excess. These surgeries are often performed with liposuction to further contour and treat any trouble spots.
In our consultation, we will discuss an evaluation of your overall health, perform a physical examination, take photographs for your medical record, and discuss risks and potential complications of body contouring surgery. We will also review before and after photos of other patients who have undergone similar surgeries.
I perform my body contouring in our surgery center or at many local hospitals under general anesthesia in combination with local anesthetics. Patients that have lost a large amount of weight require pre-operative work up with labs to assess nutritional parameters and review blood counts prior to moving forward with surgery. These procedures are performed as an outpatient or with a short overnight hospital stay to ensure patient safety.