Cosmetic Procedures after Weight Loss
Cosmetic Procedures after Weight Loss
Men and women lose weight through different methods – diet, exercise, and weight loss surgery. For overweight patients, the overall health benefits of losing weight are significant. Many patients, under the supervision of their doctors, have been able to stop taking medications for diabetes and heart issues. They tell us how great their healthy diet and exercise routine have impacted their lives. They have a well-deserved sense of pride after losing the weight, maintaining the weight loss, and leading a healthier lifestyle. After a significant amount of weight loss, patients are often left with loose and sagging skin which cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone. Many patients seek facial, breast and body contouring procedures to address the excess skin and stubborn fatty tissue that can remain after weight loss.
Many of our patients have been most happy with the results of our most commonly requested cosmetic plastic surgery procedures after significant weight loss. They are Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm Lift and Thigh Lift. Other common procedures include Gynecomastectomy (male breast reduction) to address excess skin in the chest area, Breast Augmentation to add volume to deflated breasts and Liposuction for further enhancement and additional body contouring to areas that have diet and exercise resistant fatty tissue.
Who’s a Good Candidate
Before considering cosmetic plastic surgery, the best results are seen in patients that are close to their ideal, realistic goal weight prior to surgery. Additionally, weight loss patients are requested to have maintained their goal weight for 6 months – 1 year prior to cosmetic surgery. All patients need to be healthy, off blood thinning medications and cleared by their primary care or internal medicine doctors prior to surgery. These evaluations and recommendations are individually based and are with our patients’ best interest in mind. This allows our patients to achieve amazing results with the highest degree of safety.
Can Procedures be Combined?
Most patients may combine procedures to address their areas of concern and have a single recovery. This is based on the types of surgeries recommended and the health status of each patient.
Experience Really Does Matter
Dr. Alexander is an award winning, triple board-certified plastic surgeon performing cosmetic plastic surgery in Las Vegas for over 25 years. He works with highly qualified surgical technicians and nurses, board certified anesthesiologist doctors and personally sees patients for nearly all their follow up visits. His attention to detail, meticulous planning and surgical technique, caring demeanor, and beautiful world class results, make him a top plastic surgeon in Las Vegas for facial, breast and body contouring after weight loss. Doctors have trusted him to care for themselves, their families and their patients for decades.
How to Maintain the Surgery Results
Continuing with a healthy diet and maintaining consistent exercise is the key to long lasting surgical results. When our patients have done the hard work of losing weight and improving their lifestyles to maintain their weight loss, then cosmetic plastic surgery to address the sagging, loose and excess skin is a reward for all their hard work. It is heartwarming to watch our patient’s self-confidence increase after surgery. We enjoy hearing about the new activities they participate in, and how happy they are to model the new clothes they can now wear.
Please contact us if you are interested in more information about Cosmetic Surgery after weight loss. We are here to support you in getting the body you deserve.