After weight-loss surgery, many people are left with a large amount of excess skin. Robert Frank, MD Plastic Surgery offers Munster, Hobart, Wheaton, and Naperville patients post-bariatric reconstruction, which eliminates this skin and improves the body’s overall contour.
Post-bariatric reconstruction is often a series of procedures that Dr. Frank typically completes during multiple surgical session. Unlike a body lift that focuses on the lower abdomen and back, this series of reconstructive procedures holistically address all sagging skin. Each targets a different area of the body, and the result is a significantly improved aesthetic appearance. Depending on the patient’s goals, some procedures can be grouped together.
Dr. Frank’s Approach to Post-Bariatric Reconstruction
Most Bariatric patients come in a year or more after their weight loss surgery or when their weight is stable. During the initial consultation, patients meet directly with Dr. Frank to discuss their areas of greatest concern. With post-bariatric reconstruction, patients from Munster, Hobart, Wheaton, and Naperville patients have an opportunity to address these issues, which may include:
- Excess skin around the thighs and arms.
- An apron of skin around the torso, including the belly, pubic area, and back.
- Unwanted skin around the face and breast areas.
- Droopy and deflated appearing breasts.
By combining procedures, Dr. Frank can offer a transformation in a person’s appearance from head to toe. At the conclusion of the consultation, he provides patients with a quote for the total cost they can expect.
This transparency in pricing, somewhat uncommon in surgical practices, allows patients to know their true expense before they make their decision. It is also representative of how Dr. Frank prioritizes the needs of those in his care.
*Individual results may vary
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About the Procedure
Most massive weight loss patients need medical clearance before surgery. Following preoperative testing and scheduling, post-bariatric reconstruction takes place near Munster and Hobart in a JCAHO-accredited facility. During surgery, which takes place under general anesthesia, Dr. Frank:
- Excises loose skin, tightens the loose abdominal wall.
- Improves the appearance of the body’s contour in targeted areas.
- Places drains that reduce fluid build-up and contribute to a healthier recuperation.
Recovery from Post-Bariatric Reconstruction
The recovery that post-bariatric reconstruction patients can expect depends on the extent of their procedure. Typically, patients return to work once our practice removes their drains, which takes place during ongoing follow-up visits.
The individuals who have reconstruction are among Dr. Frank’s most satisfied patients. Often, they often recognize a huge improvement in their appearance and lifestyle, from sleeping and exercising more comfortably to wearing new clothing styles to greater ease in social settings.
If you are having or have already had weight-loss surgery, talk with Robert Frank, MD Plastic Surgery about your options for post-bariatric reconstruction. Dr. Frank serves patients from Munster, Hobart, Wheaton, and Naperville. Call our office at (219) 513-2011 or use our online form today!