After weight loss surgery is one of the last surgeries to finish up an individual’s weight loss transformation, and serves as a follow-up procedure for patients who have lost 100 pounds or more. Typically during weight loss, an individual achieves their weight goals and has leftover excessive and sagging skin. This often leaves the individual feeling defeated, and he or she can feel like the goal was not truly attained. Baton Rouge, LA plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, assists patients in reshaping and trimming the leftover skin around the breasts, abdomen, arms, buttocks, legs, and face to look healthy and toned. Following surgery, these patients can finally be comfortable in their own skin.
"Very happy with my procedure. Very natural looking!"- E.E. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2018
"Best Surgeon Ever! - Dr. Sanchez and his full staff are beyond amazing. They’re all very friendly and have great customer service. Dr. Sanchez goes beyond expectations to make sure his patients are completely satisfied. There aren't words to express how grateful I am for your expertise, attention to detail, and perfection in my surgery. I am elated and overjoyed with my new body. You guys are the best! Thank you for the wonderful care the past year. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor and team to accompany me on my journey. I love you all! Z:)"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 04, 2018
"(Translated by Google) Dr. Sanchez is very professional, the result of my surgeries was very good. Thanks Dr Sanchez.Great Dr.!(Original)El Dr Sanchez es muy profecional, el resultado de mis cirugias fue muy bueno. Gracias Dr Sanchez.Great Dr.!"- S.G. / Google / Nov 04, 2018
"OUTSTANDING PLASTIC SURGEON!!! I did a lot of research before I decided on Dr. Sanchez. His great reviews was what made me decide to make an appointment with him and he was even more amazing than his reviews. I was very nervous about having my procedure but he and his staff put me at ease from my very first appointment. My experience of having my tummy tuck surgery with him could have not been better. I am so pleased with the results so far. Every chance I get I tell people how great he and his staff are. If you’re considering having any procedures done, make an appointment with Dr. Sanchez and you won’t need to get a second opinion or price. His staff was fantastic and made sure I had everything I needed before and after my surgery. They will make you feel comfortable no matter how self conscious you may be and he will allow you to decide if it’s right for you and will be kind, caring and courteous. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Dr. Sanchez!!! Wendy"- W.M. / Google / Oct 31, 2018
"El Dr Sanchez es muy profecional, el resultado de mis cirugias fue muy bueno. Gracias Dr Sanchez.Great Dr.!"- S.G. / Google / Oct 29, 2018
When the body loses fat, certain areas may not shrink smaller along with the weight loss. For most patients, surgery is the only option to remove the skin deformity. The typical symptoms or conditions that result form a massive weight loss that can be treated with surgery include:
- Sagging breasts that point downward
- “Turtle neck” or flabby skin near the neck
- Excess, hanging skin or pockets of fat around the abdomen or hips
- Sagging skin and excess fat or wrinkling around the buttocks
- “Bat wings” or sagging skin underneath the upper arms
- Sagging skin and excess fat on the thigh and upper leg region
Many surgeons recommend a combination of procedures for a tighter, more youthful appearance. Doctors do this to increase the chances of seeing optimal results for many years to come. A few possible combinations of how surgeons combine surgeries may comprise of an upper body lift, which addresses the arms, breasts, neck and abdomen, or a lower body lift, which addresses the abdomen, buttock, hips and thighs.
After weight loss surgery is a serious procedure taking around 4-7 hours on average to complete, although the number varies widely due to the patients unique needs and goals. It is performed under general anesthesia and usually requires an overnight stay in the hospital. Scarring is an inevitable part of this surgery, but our talented surgeon uses the latest scar treatment methods to help minimize this as much as possible. For many individuals, after weight loss surgery provides results that are so positive, they are life transforming.
After weight loss surgery is typically a grouping of procedures that allow the costs to vary widely depending on the surgeries chosen and the nature of the surgical case. The average cost for after weight loss surgery starts around $10,000 and varies across the board for patients.
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After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
Common Areas Treated?
The most common areas for significant transformation of beauty are seen in the breasts and abdominal area, typically performed during the same surgery. This is sometimes called a Mommy Makeover. In addition, the buttocks, upper thighs, arms, neck, and knees are also common areas treated.
Due to the scope of the procedure, our team recommends that patients need to be close to or have already achieved their ideal reachable weight. However, there are times where taking away excess skin serves as a catalyst to the weight loss process. This is the case when sagging or annoying skin stands in the way of the patient’s workouts or other physical movement.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost?
As a generality, insurance companies typically do not reimburse clients for the expenses tied to a cosmetic surgery. Our billing coordinator works hard to give accurate assessments of surgical cost as well as thoroughly exploring if insurance can cover any of the cost. Sometimes, insurance will cover the cost for cosmetic surgeries where excess skin becomes a medical issue.