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.
"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
"Honestly this has been a difficult process both physically & emotionally but Dr. Eagan has been incredibly supportive. She is extremely caring, informative and most importantly she does beautiful work. It’s all been worth it. I love the results of my mastopexy. I highly recommend her & wouldn’t hesitate to go back to her for any future procedures."- V.S. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Eagon for under eye filler and a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift. The moment I meet Dr. Eagon she was the sweetest plastic surgeon I have ever meet. Previously I went to many plastic surgeons for consults and their personalities are not comparable to Dr. Eagon. After the filler was placed and my consultation was complete I knew she was the one! She was extremely thorough in the consultation and made me feel so comfortable. After the consultation I had my preop appointment and being a mom, I had to bring my kids. She was even more thorough at that appointment with a 3 year old present. She wasn’t even phased by his disruption and was so kind to my kids. Her receptionist was amazing through the entire process, as well. Now 2 weeks post op I love my results. I loved my results 2 days post surgery. Did I mention she called me the night I had surgery to call and check on me! That’s impressive. If your looking for a plastic surgeon I can’t recommend her enough. I encounter many physicians on a daily basis at work and I can tell you she is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met, and her work is amazing!"- K.E. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Michelle's expertise made the procedure a lot less painful than expected. I was definitely relieved. At every level, start to finish, she worked with me. It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, SHE'S THE BEST!"- A.C. / Google / Mar 24, 2021
"I had a few friends recommend Dr. Eagan to me. When I tell you I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and CRIED I mean it. I feel like a totally new person. I feel HOT and like I can take on the world. I got in my car, put on some music rolled down my windows and just sang which is so unlike me but how much better I feel about myself has changed everything. She was so sweet and gentle. I was really nervous walking in and she explained everything so patiently. I won’t be going to anyone else ever. I love love love my new lips and my new attitude."- K.B. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
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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