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Determining Whether You Are a Candidate for Post-bariatric Body Contouring


Woman in short white shirtdress in field throwing head back and arms wideHave you lost a substantial amount of weight but feel like excess skin is masking your results? At San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Peter Fisher can tighten sagging tissue to highlight your amazing weight-loss success. Dr. Fisher offers post-bariatric body contouring surgery for the arms, legs, abdomen, and other areas. Post-bariatric body contouring can put the final touches on your transformation. Dr. Fisher will determine if you are a candidate for post-bariatric body contouring at his San Antonio, TX, office and design a surgical plan to achieve your unique goals.

Are You a Candidate for Body Lifting Surgery?

There are several types of patients who are good candidates for post-weight-loss surgery. Some have lost excess weight through diet and exercise alone, while others have slimmed down with the aid of bariatric surgery. Both types of patients are potential candidates for post-bariatric surgery.

Your Medical History

To determine if you are a candidate for surgery, you will undergo a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Fisher. He will carefully review your medical history, ensuring you are in good general health and taking note of any conditions that might make body contouring unsafe for you. 

Weight Loss Results

In addition to being healthy and having realistic expectations of your results, it is important that your weight loss has fully stabilized before you undergo any type of body contouring surgery. Good candidates for post-bariatric surgery should feel comfortable with their current weight and not plan on losing a substantial amount in the future. If you have lost weight with the aid of bariatric surgery, Dr. Fisher may speak with your bariatric surgeon to determine whether you have reached your treatment goals. If you lose or gain a substantial amount of weight after post-bariatric contouring, your results could become compromised.

Cosmetic Concerns

Some patients develop excess, drooping tissue throughout their entire bodies after weight loss, while others develop it in isolated areas. Dr. Fisher provides surgery to lift and recontour the arms, legs, abdomen, buttocks, and breasts, and even your entire lower body. If you require lifting in two or more of these areas, Dr. Fisher can usually combine procedures into a single surgery to save you time and money. He will help determine whether a comprehensive or staged approach is best for you.

Consider the Benefits of Post-bariatric Body Lifting

Our patients often find they can learn more about their candidacy by considering benefits of body contouring:

  • Highlight the beautiful new shape that lies beneath hanging, excess skin
  • Excess, hanging skin will no longer become pinched or rub together causing irritation and pain
  • Clothing may fit better and more adequately show off your figure
  • Improved confidence can allow patients to feel more comfortable wearing short sleeves, shorts, and even swimwear
  • Results will look beautiful as long as you maintain your results with regular diet and exercise

Learn More About Your Candidacy 

You deserve to look and feel your best in your slimmed-down body. Contact San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center today to learn whether post-bariatric contouring is right for you.

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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.

Brandi

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