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Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

After massive weight loss, whether through bariatric surgery or other method, you may be disappointed to find yourself with a body that does not look the way you expected or intended. Loose, sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits may combine to create a lumpy, uneven, and unhealthy appearance. If your weight loss efforts have not produced the attractive silhouette you worked so hard to achieve, New Jersey Plastic Surgery can help with post-bariatric body contouring. 

Find out today if post-bariatric body contouring is right for you. Contact our office online or at 973-509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation. New Jersey Plastic Surgery serves patients in Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and nearby areas.

 

What Issues Can Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Address?

Following significant and rapid weight loss, you may experience a number of aesthetic issues that can be effectively addressed with plastic surgery, such as:

  • Skin and tissue that hang over the belt line
  • Rolls of skin and tissue in the hips and lower back
  • Drooping buttocks
  • Saddlebags at the upper thighs
  • Excessive fullness of soft tissue in the pubic area

Every patient is unique. During your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, we will discuss your aesthetic concerns and personal goals. Together, we will develop a treatment plan that is custom-tailored just for you. 

 

Benefits of Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Post-bariatric body contouring at New Jersey Plastic Surgery is customized specifically for you. If you have excess fat and skin following significant weight loss, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you:

  • Have a slimmer and more youthful appearance
  • Lose the weight of your extra fat, tissue, and skin
  • Improve your personal hygiene
  • Reduce the risk of skin irritation and infection
  • Make exercise and movement easier
  • Wear smaller, more form-fitting clothing
  • Improve your self-confidence

Post-bariatric body contouring can achieve more than an improved appearance; it has the ability to change lives. We invite you to read Justin’s story to learn how this procedure dramatically improved one patient’s physique, self-confidence, and quality of life.

 

Am I a Candidate for Surgery After Weight Loss?

If you experience loose, hanging skin after massive weight loss, post-bariatric body contouring may be an ideal option for you. Before any surgery, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the procedures involved and your candidacy for treatment. Ideal candidates for post-bariatric body contouring:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Underwent weight loss surgery at least two years ago
  • Are at a stable, healthy weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for results
  • Are able to take time off to rest and heal properly
  • Are willing to adhere closely to pre and post-operative instructions

The right way to find out if post-bariatric body contouring is right for you is to meet personally with a board-certified plastic surgeon at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. During your initial consultation at our office, your medical history will be reviewed, your goals will be discussed, and your candidacy will be determined. 

 

What Procedures are Involved In Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?

There are a number of plastic surgery procedures that can be performed alone or in combination to help accentuate the results of your weight loss surgery. These can include;

Many patients also choose to undergo facial plastic surgery following substantial weight loss. A facelift or neck lift can reduce the appearance of a double chin or jowls, a brow lift can address facial sagging, and an eyelid lift can put the finishing touch on creating a refined and youthful facial appearance.

 

Recovery After Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

The procedures in post-bariatric body contouring can be performed as one surgery or broken up into a series of procedures, depending on your individual desires and timeframe. Because of this, recovery for post-bariatric body contouring can vary significantly from patient to patient, based on the procedures chosen and the extent of work needed. 

You will be provided with detailed pre and postoperative instructions to ensure a quick and healthy recovery. It is important to adhere to these instructions closely. 

Recovery periods typically last three to four weeks. Avoid exercise during this time, and refrain from strenuous activities while you rest and heal. 

 

How Much Does Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Cost?

Since no two patients or procedures are exactly the same, the cost of one person’s post-bariatric body contouring will not be the same as another’s. During your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery, your customized treatment plan will be designed and the cost of your surgery will be discussed. Our friendly staff will be happy to explain all of your payment and financing options.

 

Why Choose New Jersey Plastic Surgery?

Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo, New Jersey Plastic Surgery is one of the most respected practices in the nation. Over the course his decades-long career, Dr. DiBernardo has helped almost 35,000 patients reach their aesthetic goals. 

Our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility ensures you receive the highest levels of safety and comfort. 

Every member of the New Jersey Plastic Surgery team is personally committed to our patients. We do everything possible to ensure you receive the gold standard in care and an unparalleled patient experience. 

 

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you would like to improve the appearance of your body after significant weight loss, contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery today online or at 973-509-2000 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. We welcome patients from Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and other areas.

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