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.
"I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Barker's office! The whole staff is very knowledgeable and constantly friendly and smiling. I’ve been seeing Kendall for about 3 years for Botox and filler and I’ve never been disappointed! We have made little enhancements here and there they have given me whole new confidence! Since she was trained by the best facelift plastic surgeon in Dallas she knows every muscle in the face and where to inject to give you that perfect look without looking overfilled. I will never see anyone else!"- M.B. / Google / Jun 10, 2022
"I hardly ever give reviews, although Dr. Barker is amazing! I felt extremely comfortable with him during my consult! I had 3 consults with other surgeons before Dr.Barker, and I had two scheduled after his consult. Well I canceled the other two and put my down payment and scheduled same day! Dr.Barker and staff are amazing and really take time with you! I was nervous for my breast lift and augmentation, not because of the surgeon I chose, I watch botched and I didn’t want lopsided breast.! Well let me tell you doc is amazing and extremely talented!!!!!! After breast feeding 4 children my breast were not perky anymore, now my breast look so beautiful! Not much pain at all. My areola’s are in perfect placement and the symmetry is just wow! Out of all the top googled surgeons in Colorado he is the best!! You won’t regret it go to Dr. Barker!"- A.R. / Google / Mar 25, 2022
"Dr Barker is amazing! He takes pride in his work and goes above and beyond to ensure maximum results for his patients. He as well as his staff made me feel comfortable and confident about choosing and trusting them with my body modification decisions. As a middle aged divorced woman, I feel extremely confident and ready to take on the next chapter in my life!"- R.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2022
"I had a hard time finding an aesthetic practitioner in the past, until I met Kendall! have been seeing her as a provider for a while now, and am so impressed with her clinical skills, knowledge, and attention to detail. She always goes above and beyond to make sure that I am comfortable, explains procedures (and her execution) in detail, and goes above and beyond every time to obtain optimal results. I 100% recommend Peak Plastic Surgery Center, and Kendall in particular!"- A.S. / Google / Dec 14, 2021
"Had such a wonderful experience. All staff were super nice and caring, doctor Barker was super nice and caring as well. I would recommend anyone looking to do any work to go here as well. Thank you for the great experience"- J.E. / Google / Nov 29, 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.