Body Contouring & Massive Weight Loss Surgery
Conveniently located to serve 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.
Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring/Massive Weight Loss Surgery
Body contouring/massive weight loss surgery is perfect for patients who have lost significant weight and achieved their ideal body weight. Candidates must be healthy and have no conditions that could cause healing issues after surgery. Patients who have realistic goals and are non-smokers are ideal candidates for body contouring.
Candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. The best candidates are committed to maintaining their weight after surgery with the help of a healthy lifestyle.
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.
The Body Contouring/Massive Weight Loss Surgery Recovery Process
After the body contouring procedure, bandages and dressings will be applied to the incisions to aid in the recovery process. Small drains may be placed to prevent fluid buildup in the affected areas.
Medications and instructions will be provided to the patient. The patient will experience temporary minor bruising and swelling. Post-surgical garments must be worn to control swelling.
The patient may require assistance during the first few days of the recovery period. They will be prohibited from performing strenuous physical activities for several weeks.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to check on the healing progress of the patient and evaluate the initial results of the surgery. The level of physical activity allowed after this procedure may be expanded based on degree of healing.
Body Contouring/Massive Weight Loss Surgery Cost
The cost of body contouring/massive weight loss surgery will depend on the techniques used during the surgery. The total cost may be affected by the price of the anesthesia used and total surgical time required.
If you are interested in body contouring procedures/massive weight loss surgery in Baton Rouge, it’s time to pay us a visit. We will provide you with a detailed consultation prior to your surgery. Contact us today to set up your appointment!