Post Weight Loss Contouring
Body Contouring After Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery
Losing large amounts of weight can be the most exciting adventure of a person's life. But because the excess skin doesn't go away when the weight goes away, patients are often distressed at the flabbiness that remains.
The person who just lost weight feels great about him or herself, but the sagging folds of extra skin can interfere with their delight. That’s where the highly skilled Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich, can help in shedding the last remnant of the old self and the old self image.
Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery
The goal of plastic surgery after large weight loss is not just about removing excess skin; a plastic surgeon skilled at contouring the body after a significant weight loss also "molds" the affected areas of the body, creating the most attractive contours possible. As the Plastic Surgeon rids the body of the excess skin, he sculpts the body at the same time through a process called "Body Contouring," tightening up muscles which have gone lax due to the overweight burden (especially in the abdomen) and re-adjusting contours (such as breasts) where appropriate.
Post weight loss plastic surgery is often necessary because, while the body was overweight, the skin grew bigger and also stretched to accommodate the extra weight, especially if the person has been overweight since childhood, when more skin cells formed to accommodate the weight. When the weight is lost, the skin stays as big as it always was, but there's nothing inside it to fill it out causing everything to sag.
Using advanced state-of-the-art techniques with weight-loss patients, Dr. Slenkovich works closely with the patient, performing a series of procedures to contour the body and tighten the skin and underlying muscles. The results are very satisfying to the person who has lost a large amount of weight through either his or her own efforts or through weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery or gastric bypass surgery.
Body Contouring Procedures After Massive Weight Loss
To correct the sagging that is typically prominent following massive weight loss, Dr. Nick Slenkovich performs a number of post-weight loss cosmetic surgeries either separately or in combination. Depending on the amount of weight you've lost and your individual desired results, body contouring following significant weight loss may require more than one surgery to reach your goal, and is may be done in stages with the areas of greatest concern being addressed first. Some procedures may be combined with liposuction to gain further contouring of the body. The most common post weight loss surgeries we perform include:
Publications & Credentials
Dr. Slenkovich is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in post weight loss surgery. He is a featured speaker at hospital based weight loss support groups throughout the metro Denver area and in Wyoming. He has also written or edited a number of Medical Articles on Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss. If you are considering cosmetic surgery after weight loss, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn what surgical options will best meet your desired goals.
Are You a Candidate For Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?
If you have loose skin after gastric bypass surgery or massive weight loss and your appearance is bothering you, please call us to find out more about our body contouring procedures. We are happy to provide more information, answer your questions or schedule a consultation for you.
It is also important to note that insurance rarely covers post weight loss plastic surgery as it is typically viewed as a cosmetic procedure. If your procedure is not covered by insurance, we will be pleased to connect you with a number of reputable companies that offer financing for cosmetic surgery.
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If you have recently lost a dramatic amount of weight and are considering plastic surgery to refine your body contours, please contact us to schedule a consultation with our Colorado cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich to discuss which procedures will best help you achieve your goals.
As a highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich is proud to offer a range of sophisticated cosmetic surgery procedures for the body, breast and face. Regarded as one of the best Denver tummy tuck specialists, he is also skilled in liposuction and breast augmentation. Some of the facial procedures Dr. Slenkovich’s patients request more often include facelift and rhinoplasty in Denver. Please peruse the respective pages to learn more about these and other procedures performed by Dr. Slenkovich.