After Weight Loss Surgery
Men and women who undergo significant weight loss usually feel ecstatic, having overcome a big hurdle in their life. While their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, they may experience additional body contouring issues. During this part of their transformation, they may have loose skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss often leaves individuals with skin that cannot decrease without surgery. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, surgical intervention is needed to reduce the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Barker proudly offers after weight loss surgery to his Denver, CO patients. Once near your ideal weight, this life-changing treatment at Peak Plastic Surgery Center typically serves as the final step in your weight loss journey.
"Who is better than Dr. Barker? Absolutely nobody! He is transparent and realistic and his results are amazing!"- H.R. / Google / Sep 09, 2021
"After meeting with four other surgeons it was a no-brainer to go with Dr. Barker. He was the only surgeon who acknowledged my pre-existing conditions and didn’t try to push anything on me. Dr. Eric Barker & his staff are the cream of the crop. When you walk into their facility you feel so warm & welcomed. Dr. Barker listened to what I wanted/my comments/my concerns & made sure was happy every step of the way. I received a breast augmentation. I did have a deformity plus a pre-existence spine condition. Dr. Barker went above and beyond. My breast complement my body, not take over my body. I can say for the first time in my life I am 100% comfortable in my body. My mind, body and soul are finally all connected and I can thank Dr. Barker for that. The whole process was beyond easy and comfortable. If you have the chance I would book with Dr. Barker"- A.D. / Google / May 26, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. Had a great experience overall. Would highly recommend!"- A.R. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, personable, and professional. I would highly recommend Peak Plastic Surgery."- K.M. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his team are AMAZING!!! From day 1 of my consultation into week 4 after my breast augmentation surgery, everybody in his office are so accommodating and professional. I am soooo happy with my results!!! I showed him several pics of my “goal” breasts before surgery and he 💯 nailed it. They are exactly what I hoped for and look very natural with the gummy bear implants that were used. I was prepared for a lot of pain after surgery, and opted for a pain blocker shot...well...that shot was a game changer. i didn’t feel much pain at all for 72 hours after the surgery. The whole experience was a lot easier than i ever imagined. Go see Dr. Barker....you won’t regret it!!!"- L.L / Office Visit / Jan 26, 2021
What To Expect From After Weight Loss Surgery
If weight loss has caused stretched skin, skin removal surgery at Peak Plastic Surgery Center can remove the extra skin and tighten the underlying tissue for a tighter and healthier appearance. Taking about 3 – 7 hours to complete, weight loss surgery is a major treatment that requires general anesthesia. We remove fat with liposuction, excise excess skin, and tighten the remaining tissue during the procedure. Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, after weight loss surgery requires larger incisions. This means you will have scarring. However, Dr. Barker makes every attempt to minimize the appearance of your incisions.
Generally, patients require an overnight stay so Dr. Barker can closely monitor you. To help control drainage, we insert tubes near the incision sites, and you will need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling. Our group will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you heal. On average, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume regular activities, but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it may take longer. Dr. Barker finds that most of his patients can fully recover in about six months. Providing a dramatic transformation, you can see immediate results after surgery, but you will need time to rest and recover.
After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Typical areas that are addressed in this procedure are the stomach, butt, thighs, arms, breasts, and neck. In your initial consultation, Dr. Eric Barker will address your concerns and goals before performing an exam. When this is complete, he will give you the necessary recommendations for what needs to be part of your after weight loss surgery.
When should I receive my after weight loss surgery?
During the course of losing weight, the areas of excess skin will become apparent, and it is usually around this time that you should schedule your initial consultation at Peak Plastic Surgery Center. In this consultation, Dr. Barker will discuss how to prepare for your after weight loss surgery and what areas should be part of your treatment plan. Before moving forward with surgery, you should be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary depending on how many areas you are addressing during after weight loss surgery. If you're getting many areas treated, it will take you longer to recover. In your initial consultation, Dr. Barker will let you know what you can expect during your recovery and what may make you more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at Peak Plastic Surgery Center will need to be scheduled so he can assess your healing.
Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such an awesome accomplishment, and we congratulate you if you have finally met your personal goals. If excess, sagging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Barker invites you to learn about your treatment options for plastic surgery. After weight loss surgery can further transform your figure and help you meet and surpass all of the exciting body goals you set for yourself. Please contact Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker.