For the men and women from in and around greater Nashville and Franklin, a major weight loss event, whether accomplished through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass) or some combination thereof, is an important step in your long-term health, well-being and quality of life. But major weight loss is also often accompanied by the burden of excess skin. Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., approaches each patient’s needs for post-bariatric surgery individually to help you meet your unique contouring needs, with a dedication to caring for you as you seek to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically satisfying shape following significant weight loss
What is Post-Bariatric Surgery?
Following major weight loss, whether through surgery or diet and exercise, excess folds of skin can come to hang down, as pockets of sagging tissue, which can sometimes become infected. While your successful weight loss has given you a new outlook on life, sometimes excess skin can cloud that outlook, as even those patients most dedicated to exercise and eating right find that they have difficulty connecting to their positive outcomes from exercise due to an excess of sagging skin. Post-bariatric surgery for men and women from greater Nashville and Franklin by Dr. Robbins will give you a unity and continuity that enhances your body’s shape and contour, help in restoring your body image, and assist in creating positive psychological motivation for leading and enjoying a healthier lifestyle.
Benefits of Post-Bariatric Surgery
Recent scientific research has shown that patients who undergo post-bariatric plastic surgery to remove excess skin tend to more successfully embrace healthy lifestyle changes such as exercise and eating healthfully, and they tend to be more successful in maintaining weight loss than those who do not. Improved body image can translate in better long-term maintenance of a healthy goal weight, and an improved quality of life. Thus, body contouring after massive weight loss can give you a distinct advantage in maintaining long-term success in body mass index, as it’s been shown that sometimes improvements in self-esteem and quality of life following post-bariatric contouring surgery help you lock in the improvements you have made in your initial weight loss.
Dr. Robbins will develop a customized surgical solution based on your specific needs, and he will discuss with you his plans to carefully place scars where they can be as inconspicuous as possible, such as in creases or areas that can be hidden by clothing. Body contouring procedures can help you achieve the results you desire while also giving you a proven psychological boost in helping you to maintain your new healthy weight. Some procedures commonly performed during post-bariatric surgery include lower body lift, thigh lift, Brazilian butt lift, and arm lift surgery. Together, you and Dr. Robbins will determine a surgical plan designed to create an optimal outcome.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Procedure Details
Post bariatric surgery is a term that applies to a constellation of individual procedures that can either be performed under one umbrella anesthesia event, or in a sequence of procedures, based on your individual quality of life goals and personal needs. During your private consultation, Dr. Robbins will discuss your options with you, but typically body contouring surgery consists of a tummy tuck in combination with other procedures designed to remove excess skin from the breasts, legs, buttocks, hips and upper arms. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Robbins today to learn more about what benefits post-bariatric contouring surgery may have to offer to you.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Recovery
Dr. Robbins and his nursing staff will give you detailed instructions for both pre-operative and post-operative steps that you will need to take to help bring about an optimal surgical outcome. Since your individual post-bariatric contouring procedure program will be customized to your specific needs, Dr. Robbins will discuss what the recovery process will be like for you, so that you can properly prepare for the recovery process with realistic expectations. In general, post-bariatric surgery is complex and invasive and involves a lengthy recovery period, often as much as six weeks of recovery following surgery.
Am I a Candidate for a Post-Bariatric Surgery?
If you have had bariatric surgery or some other precipitating event such as diet and exercise that has brought about major weight loss, then you may be a candidate for post-bariatric contouring surgery. After bariatric surgery, some individuals feel a sense of buyer’s remorse because even with sustained diet and exercise, they can’t seem to rid themselves of excess hanging flesh and superficial skin. To find out if you could benefit from post-bariatric surgery, contact us now to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Robbins to learn more about how post-bariatric contouring surgery can help you increase your chances of long-term weight control and improved overall quality of life.
How Much Does Post-Bariatric Surgery Cost?
Post bariatric surgery is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make post bariatric surgery affordable and accessible for everyone, Robbins Plastic Surgery offers financing options via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Chad Robbins of Robbins Plastic Surgery is skilled in the most advanced post-bariatric surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. He is focused on helping his patients enhance their self-confidence and quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. To learn more about the procedures he offers, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.