For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, excess loose skin may keep them from fully enjoying their slimmer bodies. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, we specialize in body contouring procedures to help patients look and feel better after weight loss surgery.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for post-bariatric weight loss
What is Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?
For morbidly obese patients, bariatric and gastric surgeries can help achieve substantial weight loss. While this improves the patient’s health, there are often cosmetic concerns that need to be addressed after surgery, such as stretched and inelastic skin.
Doctor Stephens combines cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for these patients, tightening skin and restoring natural contours for increased self-confidence and better health overall.
We offer multiple procedures to tighten, lift and contour sagging areas. These procedures include:
During post-bariatric body contouring, the skin is lifted from underlying tissue and the muscles are tightened. Some fat may also be removed, improving natural contours in many areas of the body including the:
Undergoing weight loss surgery can not only improve cosmetic concerns, it can also increase mobility and help prevent the development of serious health consequences. With post-bariatric body contouring, your weight loss journey and overall satisfaction with your body can go one step further.
Am I a Candidate for Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?
Typically, candidates for this surgery suffer from loose, inelastic skin on multiple areas of the body due to weight loss from lifestyle changes or surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Stephens, factors such as your overall health, medical history and cosmetic goals will be discussed in order to determine which body contouring procedures are right for you.
What is Recovery Like?
The extent of your recovery depends on which body contouring procedures you undergo. It is typical to be bruised and swollen after surgery, with mild discomfort. Doctor Stephens will provide you with post-surgical instructions in order to reduce the risk of infection and ensure that you heal properly.
Depending on your surgery, you may need to take some time off of work and normal activities in order to ensure proper healing. Doctor Stephens will let you know during your consultation how much time may be needed to recover.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for post-bariatric body contouring.