Surgery After Weight Loss

You have spent a significant amount of time and effort to lose excess weight, and you are proud to see your slimmer, healthier new shape. At the same time, however, you may be less pleased about all the loose, sagging skin that hampers your active lifestyle and can make everyday activities difficult. At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Scott Holley helps a wide variety of patients tighten and smooth their bodies and reshape their look to match the energetic, revitalized feel of their new lifestyle.

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For a sensitive approach and dependable results, post-bariatric patients trust our team at West Michigan Plastic Surgery. To find out more about the ways you can enhance the look of your body and complete your post weight loss transformation, request a consultation online or contact us at (269) 222-1611.

Your Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Consultation

Whether you lost weight through bariatric surgery or a weight loss program, Dr. Holley respects the persistence and hard work that have brought you this far, and he wants to help you complete your journey to a new you. Dr. Holley and his team will take the time to evaluate your health history and make sure you develop reasonable, focused goals before recommending a procedure that makes sense for your body.

After Weight Loss Surgery Questions to Discuss with Dr. Holley

  • Which option will create the most dramatic improvement?
  • Will I need liposuction or another combination approach to ensure a smooth result?
  • May I talk with one of your previous post bariatric patients to discuss his or her results?
  • Can your office help me find out whether my insurance will help cover my procedure?

Your Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Procedure

When you meet with Dr. Holley, he will review your health history and make sure that your weight has stabilized before examining your current shape and discussing your goals. Dr. Holley is highly experienced in a number of approaches and can explain the advantages of each. He will be happy to help you decide on a plan that fits your budget and offers the most significant benefits for the areas you want to correct.

Some of the most popular post weight loss procedures at West Michigan Plastic Surgery include:

Arm lift: Through an incision hidden on the inside of the arm, your surgeon removes excess tissue to give your arms a slimmer, more toned look that flatters your whole upper torso.

Thigh lift: Loose excess thigh skin makes legs appear old and “wattled” and prevents you from feeling confident in summer clothes. In this procedure, an incision is made along the inner or outer thigh in order to remove loose tissue and create a tighter look.

Full Lower Body Lift: For severe sagging skin and stubborn fatty patches around the lower body, this approach removes loose skin and fat in a belt-like band around the hips, flanks, thighs, and lower belly – key problem areas for most post bariatric patients.

Combination lifts: Many post weight loss patients find that the skin on their face or breasts has begun to sag. Correct two or more problem areas at once by combining a body or thigh lift with mastopexy (breast lift), facelift, or another option.

It is important to Dr. Holley that you feel confident about each step of your procedure, so he will meet with you before your procedure to go over any questions about the surgery and the recovery process. He will also plan a follow-up session during your recovery to make sure you are healing normally and comfortably.

After Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

Patients may be back to their normal activities within two to three weeks, and they can usually expect to resume more strenuous activities within the month. Note that multiple treatment areas or combination procedures will require more downtime to ensure a smooth recovery. Dr. Holley will provide you with details of what you can expect based on your personal situation.

Schedule Your Consultation

Portage and Battle Creek board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Scott Holley, and the team at West Michigan Plastic Surgery understand that each patient has different motivations and goals for his or her procedure. Experience for yourself the advantages of high-quality care, natural and beautiful outcomes, and an understanding surgeon when you contact West Michigan Plastic Surgery today at (269) 222-1611, or online by clicking the button below.

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