After Weight Loss Surgery

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.

What Are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

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:

  • Removing loose, hanging excess skin
  • Tightening and lifting sagging skin
  • Improving the overall body aesthetic and appearance
  • Recontouring the body for a more natural, balanced look
  • Addressing multiple body areas
  • Increasing mobility
  • Reducing skin irritation and chafing
  • Boosting self-image and confidence
  • Expanding wardrobe options
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Ideal Candidates

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.

Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
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Surgical Technique

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.

Jules Walters, M.D.
Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

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:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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What To Expect

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.

Reach Your Goals

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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Your Best You Begins Here

If you would like to learn more about how after weight loss surgery will work for you, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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