After Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery
Serving clients near Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas
What is after weight loss skin removal surgery?
After major weight loss skin removal plastic surgery and post bariatric reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for individuals having undergone extra weight loss following successful bariatric surgery and / or diet and exercise programs. We work collectively with bariatric surgeons who perform various bariatric procedures including, open gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve.
The hybrid term Bariaesthetics™ is an original term coined by Dr. Michael Thornton and derives itself from the combination of “Bariatrics” and “Aesthetics”. We use Bariaesthetics™ to define procedures specifically limited to individuals who have lost weight and are now seeking improved appearance and body contouring.
What cosmetic surgery procedures are commonly performed following weight loss to remove my excess skin?
Post bariatric plastic surgery and after major weight loss surgery procedures that we offer include face lift and neck lift for weight loss, female breast lift mastopexy, male breast reshaping gynecomastia, fleur-de-lis extended abdominoplasty, extended arm lift brachioplasty, medial thigh lift, lower body lift, bra-line back lift, purse-string excisional gluteoplasty. All of these procedures are performed in a fully accredited out-patient surgery center under general anesthesia from board-certified anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers.
What can I expect during my after weight loss skin removal consultation with Dr. Michael Thornton?
During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations. Dr. Thornton will complete a thorough medical history and perform a careful examination, including the identification of underlying hernias, evaluation of loose skin, location of previous scars, and location of your bariatric fill port.
Where will my after weight loss or post bariatric skin removal surgery take place?
All post bariatric – after major weight loss procedures are performed at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, the procedures will take 4 – 6 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case. Furthermore, all post bariatric surgery procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists. Many clients presenting to our office will need post bariatric surgery performed on multiple areas of their body. It is impossible to undergo surgery on all areas during a single operation. So, for your personal safety and to ease of the recovery process, Dr. Thornton may decide to perform your post bariatric surgery as several independent and staged operations spaced apart by several weeks or months. This determination will be made on an individual basis.
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Body Contouring Procedures
What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and how can I determine if I am an optimal candidate for elective cosmetic surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Thornton will calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI to help determine if you are an optimal candidate for elective cosmetic surgery. Calculating your BMI will help Dr. Thornton identify areas of your health you may need to improve before pursuing elective cosmetic surgery.
An elevated BMI increases surgical risks and complications, including problems with wound healing, infections, and need for revision surgery. Therefore, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight will dramatically decrease any potential problems that may arise during or after your elective cosmetic surgery.
- Normal weight: If your BMI falls in the “normal weight” range, you are considered an optimal candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.
- Overweight: If your BMI falls in the "overweight" range, you are likely considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery but dietary restrictions and an increase in physical activity may be recommended.
- Obese: If your BMI falls in the “obese” range or BMI > 30, Dr. Thornton will likely recommend that you reduce your BMI to a healthier category before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery, although individual recommendations are made at the time of consultation.