Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
Significant weight loss, either through dietary changes or surgery, is a life-changing accomplishment. But due to excess, sagging skin, many people require body contouring plastic surgery once they reach their weight loss goals. Columbia plastic surgeon Dr. John J. Seaberg works with bariatric surgeons in Jefferson City and throughout mid-Missouri to coordinate body contouring surgical procedures to complete each patient's transformation.
If excess skin is keeping you from looking your best after weight loss surgery, request a consultation online with Dr. Seaberg to find out more information about your options. Or, call (573) 443-5500 to schedule an appointment.
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Is Body Contouring Surgery Right for Me?
Younger weight loss patients with more elastic skin often find their skin shrinks to their bodies' new shape. Unfortunately, most people who shed 50 to 100 pounds or more are left with excess skin on their arms, thighs, and abdomen. Up to 70% of patients have body contouring surgery after extreme weight loss. If your weight is stable and you have no underlying health issues, you are likely a good candidate for body contouring surgery.
Body contouring surgery isn't a single procedure. Depending on your skin's elasticity, you might be a candidate for a face lift, breast lift, or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These procedures are performed separately, with a waiting period of several months between each one to allow your body to heal completely.
The First Step
If you are still considering having weight-loss surgery, Dr. Seaberg can coordinate with your bariatric surgeon to plan your post-weight loss procedures. If you've already undergone extreme weight loss, Dr. Seaberg will use the initial consultation to thoroughly evaluate your medical history and current physical health, and explain the surgical options available. Dr. Seaberg's years of surgical experience and training are reassuring when you're undergoing what is a stressful, but rewarding period in your life. He takes the time to answer all of your questions, and will provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions.
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