What is After Weight Loss Surgery?
We understand what an accomplishment it is to achieve your weight loss goals. If you have gotten down to your ideal weight and you're ready for skin reduction surgery, Dr. Michelle Eagan is extremely proud to help individuals continue achieving their goals. If you underwent bariatric surgery and you have reached your goal weight, it may be time to consider a lower body lift. This innovative treatment can help patients by excising excess skin, which is difficult to remove without surgical help. Dr. Eagan is grateful that you are considering her help for this significant moment in your life.
What Are The Benefits Of After Weight Loss Surgery?
A customized after weight loss surgery designed and performed by Dr. Eagan can re-imagine your look with benefits that include:
- Eliminating excess, loose skin
- Achieving a tighter, more toned look
- Improving body shape and symmetry
- Enhancing the overall body aesthetic
- Increasing mobility and movement
- Reducing irritation and chafing
- Improving the posture
- Boosting self-image and confidence
"Dr Eagan did my breast aug in March 2020. I searched for months before selecting a doctor and the reason I chose her is because her personality is outstanding!! She is by far the kindest doctor I have ever met!!! She is not a doctor that will put too much on your body if your body can not handle it. I told her what I wanted and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my results! I am 4 months post op and I swear I fall in love with my procedure results all over again every single day! We are already discussing lip injections because she is just absolutely fantastic! Always available when I needed her and every appointment she has always greeted me as a friend and made sure I had a great appointment!! Wish I could give more stars to her!! Make sure to check her out because you will NOT regret it"- S.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"Life changing I’ve been trying to get a breast reduction since 2018 and the moment I walked into Dr.Eagan’s office it just felt right. Dr.Eagan is truly the kindest person I’ve ever met. She explained the process of the surgery and post op care. One of the most important things is she cared about what cup size I wanted and she delivered. I went from a F cup to a B /C cup which is exactly what I wanted. Also Dr.Eagan called me the night before and the night after surgery to check on me. When I show people my before and after pictures all they can say is “Wow! What’s the Doctor’s name? Seriously, my back pain is gone and I feel more comfortable with exercising, sleeping, and wearing different clothing. Also, Miss. Yvonne is the sweetest she worked diligently to make sure all my documentation was in order to send to my insurance for approval and explained any questions or concerns I had regarding payment. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon that will provide excellent quality and has great bedside manner. Dr.Eagan is your person. Dr.Eagan and her staff are truly professional and amazing 10/10 highly recommend🙌🏾"- B.L. / Google / Mar 11, 2023
"Dr. Eagan is soo sweet and caring. She did a great job with my breast reduction. Dr. Eagan always contacted me to check on me and make sure I was okay and any questions I had , she made sure she was available around the clock. I’d recommend anyone to her. Her staff is super friendly also!"- D.A. / Google / Mar 03, 2023
"Dr. Michelle Manning Eagan is such a talented physician/surgeon! She really has an eye for aesthetics and knows how to enhance her patients beauty in a natural looking way. She also has wonderful bedside manner! I 100% recommend her to any friend or family member and will continue to use her services!"- M.F. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2023
"Dr. Eagan was extremely pleasant as well as her staff! Dr Eagan made sure I was very well prepared for my surgery. Everything was well planned and organized. All the workers at the hospital made me feel so safe and calm being that I was very scared. I haven’t felt 1 ounce of pain since I had my surgery on yesterday and very little discomfort jus like dr Eagan promised. I initially didn’t want any photos posted but when I saw how amazing dr Eagan did on my breast reduction I really wanted her to post them! My reaction was like you wouldn’t believe, I was so excited! I highly recommend dr Eagan."- L.H. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2023
Who is a Candidate for after weight Loss Surgery?
The best candidates for skin removal surgery are patients who experience difficulties with excess, saggy skin because of significant weight loss. As the body begins to change shape, patients may have stretched skin on the stomach, arms, buttocks, or thighs. In some cases, the extra skin may cause irritation. To help you feel more comfortable, New Orleans Plastic Surgery can excise excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue for a healthier appearance. Before undergoing a lower body lift, patients should be near their goal weight.
How does after weight loss surgery work?
After weight loss surgery is almost always considered a major treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia, and it takes about 3 – 7 hours. The amount of time depends on the number of procedures we perform. For most patients, an overnight stay at the hospital is necessary. This will allow us to monitor you before sending you home to recover. During this procedure, we will use a form of liposuction to remove excess fat. Next, we excise extra skin, then tighten the remaining tissue. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, after weight loss surgery does require longer incisions so you will experience different levels of scars. During surgery, Dr. Eagan makes every attempt to place the incisions in areas that you can conceal. Dr. Eagan will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.
What can I Expect after surgery?
After we discharge you, it is critical to take time to recover. We may insert small tubes near the incisions to help minimize swelling and drainage. You will also need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel well enough to resume daily activities. However, it may take longer. Dr. Eagan finds that most of her patients are back to normal in about 4 – 6 months. Because of the complexity of this surgery, you should take the time your body needs to recover. Skin removal surgery is a life-changer for most patients. Following your surgery, you should see immediate, life-changing results.
How much does after weight loss surgery cost?
The total cost for after weight loss surgery is based on what's included in your treatment plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Eagan will develop a tailored treatment plan. After creating the plan, she can estimate the costs, which will include facility fees, anesthesia, care before and after your surgery, and more. To help you focus on getting the results you want from a skilled doctor, like Dr. Eagan, we accept several payments and can help you find low-interest medical financing.
After Weight Loss Surgery FAQ
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Common body parts that are corrected in after weight loss surgery are the stomach, buttocks, thighs, arms, breasts, and neck. In your initial consultation, Dr. Michelle Eagan will understand your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Once this is complete, she can give you her recommendations for what needs to be included in your surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
As you start to lose a lot of weight, excess skin will become visible, and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. During this initial consultation, Dr. Eagan will discuss what you should do before your after weight loss surgery and what areas should be part of your surgical plan. Before scheduling after weight loss surgery, you need to be at or near a stable weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
The length of your recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery. If you're getting several areas treated, it will take you longer to recover. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan will let you know what you should expect after surgery and tips to help you be more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at New Orleans Plastic Surgery will need to be scheduled so she can assess your healing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-6 Hours
Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such a huge achievement, and we congratulate you if you have finally met your personal transformation. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Eagan encourages you to learn more about your options for skin removal and body contouring. After weight loss surgery with a lower body lift can further transform your figure. It can also help you meet and surpass each exciting body goal you have set for yourself. Please contact New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagan.
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