Post Bariatric Surgery in Middletown, NJ
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor performs post bariatric plastic surgery on patients in Red Bank, NJ, to remove excess skin and create a slimmer, more fit shape following a significant weight loss.
What Is Post Bariatric Surgery?
Post bariatric surgery is offered to patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight through bariatric surgery, and who want to restore normal proportions to their bodies by removing the sagging skin around the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs that still must be hidden with loose clothing. While the surgery will leave some scarring, patients who have gone through post bariatric surgery look at it as a compromise to look and feel better.
Benefits of Post Bariatric Surgery
Not only do people who have post bariatric surgery improve their overall appearance, they benefit in the following ways:
- Have an overall improved self-image
- Eliminate the possibility of secondary skin infections and rashes in the folds of the skin
- Refine contours of the body
- Increase the overall weight loss
How Is Post Bariatric Surgery Performed?
Post bariatric surgery may involve several surgical procedures depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Typically, the procedures performed for post bariatric surgery include a full body lift, breast lift, thigh lift, brachioplasty, tummy tuck, and facelift, which is why it is safer and better to break the process up into several events. The goal of post bariatric surgery is to restore a more natural and healthy appearance, and to do it as safely as possible.
Most post bariatric surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia and, depending on the procedure, may be performed on an outpatient basis. Every effort is made to make our patients as comfortable as possible.
Preparing for Post Bariatric Surgery
Preparing for post bariatric surgery involves several steps to ensure that each procedure not only goes well, but that the initial process of recovery begins properly. Prior to surgery, it is necessary to have the following:
- Overall medical history
- Check-up for current health
- A healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen in place
- Transportation to and from outpatient surgical procedures along with someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours
- A support system in place for the beginning of recovery
Post Bariatric Surgery Recovery
The recovery for post bariatric surgery, like the preparation, depends on the procedure. Each procedure comes with its own set of recovery instructions and timeframe, although the key is to rest and refrain from most strenuous activities. Most procedures involve some sort of bandages, drains, or compression garments to help support the incisions.
How Much Does Post Bariatric Surgery Cost?
The cost of post bariatric surgery varies greatly with each patient depending on the extent of the condition and number of procedures needed to accomplish the desired look. During your consultation with Dr. Taylor, we will talk to you about the costs as well as our payment options that include financing through CareCredit®. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. Because post bariatric surgery is often needed to prevent further health issues, your insurance plan may cover some of the cost. We are more than happy to help you determine if your health insurance plan provides coverage.
Is Post Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?
If you have lost an excessive amount of weight following bariatric surgery, have excess skin causing further issues, and are in good physical and emotional health, post bariatric surgery may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Post Bariatric Surgery?
Dr. Taylor’s expertise and skills in plastic surgery along with his passion for the artistry involved in re-contouring the human body make him an excellent surgeon for your post bariatric surgery. Aside from the procedures themselves, Dr. Taylor has a deep understanding of what cosmetic procedures do for his patients emotionally and how they can lead to a more fulfilling life.
What to Expect During Your Post Bariatric Surgery Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Taylor spends a lot of time with you talking about what you want out of post bariatric surgery. Following a physical evaluation, he discusses your options and makes a recommendation on what may need to be done. He also goes over the surgical procedures and answers any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.