Getting the Body You Want With Body Contouring & Sculpting
Our New Orleans patients who are interested in reshaping and sculpting their bodies often ask what… Read On
the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa
3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 205
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 517-6200
Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Patients who undergo major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big burden in life. The downside is while their weight loss represents a proud accomplishment, some individuals will face more frustrations. The new challenge is usually the loose and wrinkly skin left on the body. Massive weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot shrink to the new, smaller size. No matter where the sagging skin resides, plastic surgery is necessary to eliminate the issue. Dr. Jules Walters performs skin removal procedures for his New Orleans, LA, patients. This usually is a life-changing procedure and a lasting step in their personal transformation.
Surgery after weight loss in New Orleans, LA, at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa offers a variety of benefits to dramatically remake your look, including:
The best individuals for after weight loss surgery are those who are dealing with excessive loose skin due to massive weight loss or fluctuation. Most often, this challenge is visible early on as weight is lost. If you are challenged by loose skin, surgery by Dr. Walters can eliminate the issue and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a tighter and healthier appearance. It’s recommended that patients are close to a healthy weight before considering skin removal surgery.
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is almost always considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and, on average, takes between 3 to 7 hours, depending upon the combination of procedures being performed. Usually, a hospital stay is necessary for body lift procedures. A form of liposuction is often integrated during the procedure to remove areas where fat exists, followed by the surgical removal of skin. Surgery after weight loss usually requires longer incisions than most other cosmetic procedures, so varying degrees of scars will be a part of this treatment. During this procedure, Dr. Walters makes the incisions as discreetly as possible. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will give you comprehensive scar healing instructions for a healthy outcome.
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:
His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.Meet Dr. Walters
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When you are released from our care, you will need to allow a week or two to rest at home. Small tubes may be implanted near the incisions to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments will be provided to reduce swelling. For the average person, it takes about 2 to 4 weeks until you can go back to regular activities, but considering the level of invasiveness, it may take longer. Dr. Walters finds that most of his patients are fully healed and can enjoy their final results in about 6 months. Skin removal surgery can be a life changer for patients, with amazing results that are immediate. Once healed, you will feel confident and wear clothing you were too uncomfortable to wear and partake in activities without sagging skin keeping you from the things you love to do.
Losing weight is such an outstanding accomplishment, and we are so happy for you if you’ve finally met your personal transformation goals. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Walters welcomes you to learn more about your alternatives for cosmetic skin removal so you can enjoy your new body with confidence. Contact our office today to speak with our patient coordinator.
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