Post-bariatric Plastic Surgery Can Refine Your Contours after Massive Weight Loss

Smiling woman sitting on deck on a yoga mat is an expert in post-bariatric plastic surgery. His San Antonio, TX, practice has helped many patients achieve refined body contours to complement a healthy new chapter in their lives. Dr. Fisher has made post bariatric body contouring his primary specialty. He has done this because he understands that to obtain the best possible results in these particular patients, he needed to see as many of these patients as possible. He then, as appropriate, modified his approach and surgical techniques, to obtain the best results for his patients as possible. Since 1999 he has therefore focused his attention to doing just that. With this extensive experience he does not just remove excess skin and fat, but has placed special emphasis on retaining the patient's contours if good to start with and improving them when not. How has he done this you may ask? 

Post Bariatric Body Contouring

Patients that have recently undergone bariatric surgery may experience an abundance of excess skin following weight loss. Post bariatric body contouring combines multiple procedures for a comprehensive approach, and typically addresses the arms, breasts, trunk, thighs, and to a lesser extent, the face.

Dr. Fisher is one of the foremost experts in this specialty who not only has modified just about all the surgical techniques that have been described for these patients, but over all these years has developed his own techniques not performed by any other surgeons. These have led him to be able to obtain some of the best results seen anywhere. One can never stop learning and understanding this. Dr. Fisher continues to strive for even more perfection by routinely attending seminars in post massive weight loss body contouring.

If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, either with the aid of bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise, Dr. Fisher can help provide the finishing touches on your success. We proudly welcome out-of-town patients, who often travel thousands of miles to receive the exceptional care Dr. Fisher provides. Patients retain excess skin, fat, and muscular tissue that loses elasticity during weight gain and fails to retract after weight loss. Dr. Fisher will examine your body and provide different surgical options to tighten your problem areas. He can redrape the tissues on your arms, legs, abdomen, buttocks, and any other area where you have developed excess skin. Good candidates for post-bariatric contouring are patients who have physical discomfort from their extra skin and who are ready to highlight the beautifully contoured shape that lies beneath it. Dr. Fisher skillfully combines liposuction with post-bariatric body contouring to achieve the best possible result. The advanced techniques that Dr. Fisher employs also help patients with maintaining the results of body contouring after massive weight loss.

During your consultation, Dr. Fisher will assess your health and review your medical history. Patients who have achieved massive weight loss have unique health conditions. Dr. Fisher understands these conditions, and can use this expertise to minimize post-bariatric body contouring risks. He will review the benefits of body contouring after massive weight loss before discussing what he thinks your best surgical options are. He can also inform you about your particular post-bariatric body contouring cost. Dr. Fisher is very confident of his abilities but tries to keep your and his expectations very real and appropriate. He will advise you on when he feels it is time to start this last part of your journey, especially as regards to your weight. If you have reached your goal weight and have been stable for three or more months, then you can proceed. If however Dr. Fisher feels that losing more weight is in your best interests, he will discuss an aggressive diet with you to try help shed those last few difficult pounds. If you are smoking and you definitely plan on having post massive weight loss body contouring, Dr. Fisher will want you to stop for a minimum of one month prior to all of the following procedures and three months prior to a facelift. 

Dr. Fisher also understands that he imparts an enormous amount of information at this first consultation and therefore offers free follow up consultations to further answer any more questions the patient may have.

The following are detailed descriptions of the most commonly performed procedures.

  1. Lower Body Lift
  2. Breast Lift
  3. Arm Lift
  4. Thigh Lift
  5. Facelift

Many of these procedures are usually done at one surgical setting. The reason for this is to try to complete the patient's journey as soon as possible, reduce the amount of time needed away from work and have as few anesthetic inductions as possible. Depending on how many of the procedures are wanted or needed, Dr. Fisher can usually accomplish this in one or two surgical sessions.

If you are ready to take the next step, we are excited for you to get started! Please complete the form below or give us a call. Dr. Fisher's team is excited and ready to assist you in completing your extensive, but ultimately rewarding, healthy journey.

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Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.



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