Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Helps to Eliminate Loose Skin

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There may come a time after dramatic weight loss when your weight is stable, but you’re still dissatisfied with your body due to the sagging and overhanging skin that remains. Fortunately, Stanley L. Librach, MD, DDS is here to help. If you are considering plastic surgery after weight loss to help improve your body’s contour, you might be a good candidate. We offer body contouring as a post-weight loss plastic surgery for patients wishing to look slim and toned.

Your Aesthetic Needs Addressed

At Stanley L. Librach, MD, DDS, we put our patients first. When you come to us, you can rest assured you’ll be treated as an individual. We’ll take the time to review your surgical options and recommend a course of action designed to bring about the results you’re looking for.

After weight loss, plastic surgery may be the answer to sagging and excess skin.

Why Choose Us

If you are considering body contouring surgery, look for a plastic surgery with specialized training and the experience to perform these procedures. Ask your surgeon about his/her credentials, training and how many body contouring surgeries they have managed.

Body contouring is often performed in stages. Your specific condition and goals, as well as your plastic surgeon’s best judgment, will all influence how your doctor defines a surgical plan. While it may have taken you two years or more to lose all the excess weight, it could take equally as long for the results of your body contouring procedures to be complete.

There numerous body contouring procedures that can be done to treat your needs after significant weight loss. Dr. Librach will help you to identify the areas which are the most problematic or bothersome to you.

The areas of the body most often treated after significant weight loss include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks/upper thighs
  • Breasts
  • Arms
  • Face & neck

What makes for a good candidate for plastic surgery after dramatic weight-loss?

If your weight has been stable for at least six month and no further weight loss is expected you could be considered a primal candidate for plastic surgery. For optimal results, body contouring should not be done for approximately two years after the start of any weight-loss program. This is crucial because it allows time for your skin to shrink as much as possible along with other health factors which will aid in the recovery process.

If you are in poor health and suffer from chronic medical conditions, it is recommended to get clearance from your primary care physician or from the doctor treating you for the medical conditions before moving forward with your plastic surgery procedure.

One of the most important characteristics of a good candidate is that you have realistic expectations. Surgical procedures like body contouring will lead to improvements in your shape but it is impossible to restore the skin or body to what it would have been without all of the previous weight gain. Even post surgery, the skin will continue to sag as a sign of normal aging.

What is the recovery process like for after weight-loss surgery?

The recovery process for each plastic surgery procedure is different depending on the surgery and on the patient. Please visit the specific page allocated to the surgical procedures you are wanting to learn more about.

Are post weight-loss procedures covered by health insurance?

Like all cosmetic procedures, body contouring surgery after dramatic weight loss is not typically covered by health insurance. If you need special financing or have questions regarding financing options for your procedures, talk with a financial representative at Stanley L. Librach, MD, DDS who can explain the cost of the procedures.

Contact us today to learn more about plastic surgery procedures offered at Stanley L. Librach, MD, DDS. We are ready to help you get the body you desire.

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16216 Baxter Rd
Ste 325
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Open Today 10:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (314) 699-4013