What is AFter Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss is a significant accomplishment that should be celebrated and shown off. However, sometimes after losing an extensive amount of weight, your skin can become saggy and loose throughout your body. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, our board-certified plastic surgeon, wants to help you look and feel your best. He offers post-weight loss procedures to help tighten your skin, contour your body, and remove any leftover, stubborn fat. These surgeries can be done in stages or at one time, depending on your health and cosmetic needs. We can offer breast enhancement procedures, tummy tucks, arm lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, liposuction, and more, which can all be decided on during your consultation at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY.
Should I GEt After WEight Loss Surgery?
Losing more than 100 pounds is an impressive accomplishment, but men and women will see their achievements better with after weight loss surgical contouring procedures. Ideal candidates usually:
- Have medical approval from their weight loss surgeon
- Have sustained their current weight for at least a year
- Have lost close to 100 pounds or more
- Are in good health
- Are able to have general anesthesia for the surgery
- Do not smoke
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Dr mizuguchi and his team are hands down the best! He is amazing! I would not go to anyone else, I trust him 100%. I drive over 2 hrs to see him. His office staff are amazing as well. They are very knowledgeable. If you call the office it does not matter who you talk to they all know what is going on and are able to help you and answer any question you have. They are professional, thorough, and caring. The office is beautiful as well. Dr mizuguchi never disappoints !"- G.M. / Facebook / Jul 10, 2020
"Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!"- E.K. / Facebook / Feb 03, 2020
"Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2020
"Your time with him is never rushed. The staff really takes the time to know you and answer any questions."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 18, 2019
How is After Weight Loss Surgery Performed?
After weight loss surgery is typically considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and lasts between 3 – 7 hours, depending on the combination of procedures being performed. Usually, a hospital stay is necessary. Fat removal is often integrated during the procedure to remove areas where fat exists, followed by skin removal. After weight loss surgery does have the need for longer incisions than most other cosmetic procedures so varying degrees of scars will be a part of this treatment. During surgery, every effort is made by our team to create incisions as inconspicuously as possible. At the conclusion of the procedure, we will give you thorough scar-healing instructions in order to assure a healthy outcome for your body.
What Results Can I Expect from After Weight Loss Surgery?
When you are released from our care, you will need to schedule enough time to rest at home. Small tubes may be placed near the incisions to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments should be worn to help with swelling. For the average person, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until they will feel good enough to resume light activities, but considering the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. Our staff typically finds that most of our patients feel back to normal after around 4 – 6 months. This surgery can be life-changing for many patients with amazing results that are noticeable immediately. Once healed, they generally feel more confident to wear any clothes they want.
After weight loss surgery FAQs
What areas can I treat with after weight loss surgery?
As you lose weight, loose skin will become more noticeable in some areas more than others. Most patients who are interested in after weight loss surgery want to contour the abdomen, upper thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms. Our clinic may combine some procedures to address these areas at the same time.
When is the best time to get after weight loss surgery?
Dr. Mizuguchi recommends patients be at or near their goal weight before moving forward with after weight loss surgery. Patients who continue to lose a significant amount of weight after surgery may compromise their final results.
Will insurance cover after weight loss surgery?
Insurance companies are not known to cover expenses associated with cosmetic procedures. However, they may cover treatments in cases where heavy, excess skin becomes a medical problem. Our team can look into the matter and provide you with more information during your assessment.
Plan Your Procedure
Complete Your Transformation
With the time and investment that you have put into your overall weight loss, body contouring is a decision to consider. Dr. Mizuguchi is incredibly experienced in utilizing this procedure to help patients feel more confident about their body. We encourage you to call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation to learn more about all of our after weight loss surgery options at our Louisville, KY practice.
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