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Post Bariatric Surgery
in Baltimore, MD
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown offers a variety of post-bariatric surgery options to patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight. However, it does come with a downside and that is loose, sagging skin. Many people are so bothered by this that they cannot fully enjoy their new weight. In some cases, it can even interfere with their ability to wear smaller clothes. Those with lots of loose skin may choose post-bariatric surgery to help them look and feel as thin as they truly are. Post-bariatric surgery involves body recontouring procedures to address the loose, sagging skin left behind after weight loss.
Skin is elastic and stretches as your body becomes bigger. That is one reason why the skin you are born with continues to fit you as you grow older. While skin can easily grow larger, it does not shrink quite so easily. As such, people who lose weight often have sagging skin. Post-bariatric surgery ensures your skin fits your new, smaller physique. If you have large folds of skin that hang down, post-bariatric surgery can make you feel more comfortable performing everyday activities.
Post-bariatric surgery can benefit patients who have completed their weight loss process but are bothered by large amounts of excess skin. Before having post-bariatric surgery, you should be at your ideal weight for at least a year. You should also be well-treated for any underlying health concerns related to your obesity such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Post-bariatric surgery can involve a variety of different procedures such as the tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, and liposuction. By trimming away excess skin and then tightening it with sutures, post-bariatric surgery can provide full body recontouring. Think of post-bariatric surgery as a type of procedure in which excess tissue is pulled tight so that it no longer droops or sags. The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia for your comfort and may be split up into multiple sessions depending on the number of areas being treated.
After post-bariatric surgery, patients will generally need to take off work for several weeks to rest and recover. Some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected, but this will diminish over the next several weeks. Exercise should be avoided for several weeks and can be reintroduced after getting the OK from Dr. Brown. Your exact recovery timeline and restrictions will be provided during your consultation based on your unique treatment plan.
During your consultation at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, we will be glad to answer all of your questions, including those pertaining to specific techniques that might affect your cost. We will also help you determine the best method of payment based on your needs and budget. Many times, we are able to offer specials that help patients maximize their cosmetic procedure dollars. On other occasions, we may recommend financing through a major credit card or low-interest financing through CareCredit® or Prosper® Health Care Lending.
If you are anxious to look and feel your best, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown today to schedule your post-bariatric surgery consultation. We proudly serve patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.