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.
"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
"“I am very excited about my new look, I feel much better about myself, I have new confidence and people tell me I carry myself differently. Dr. Barker was highly recommended to me and more than exceeded my expectations. I had a great experience and have only good things to say about my experience at Peak Plastic Surgery Center”."- E.H / Office Visit / Jan 12, 2021
"I have seen Peak Plastic surgery center twice and both times Dr Barker has done an amazing job. True talent at what he does. I got some body Lipo ( all over ) and A breast Aug/ lift I am so so pleased at my fantastic results. **minimal pain ** I highly recommend Dr Barker for any of your needs."- S.L. / Google / Jan 02, 2021
"What an amazing experience! The results were amazing on top loving to visit their office and staff. I highly recommend them to all my friends and family."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Nov 01, 2020
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.
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.