what is After Weight Loss Surgery?
People who experience major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big roadblock in life. However, a downside can be that while their new figure represents a proud accomplishment, more frustrations regarding loose, sagging skin often arise. Significant weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot shrink to the new, smaller size. No matter where the skin deformity exists, surgical intervention is almost always necessary to address the issue. Board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin perform skin removal surgery for Jacksonville, FL patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. This can be a life-changing treatment for many people and also serve as the last step in an individual's weight loss journey.
"couldn’t be happier - I am a 30 year old mom who nursed her children for 6 years. I went to Dr.Nuveen and he listened to me and addressed my needs! He went above and beyond to make sure that I’d be happy with my results, and boy howdy! I couldn’t be happier! He did so amazing!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 26, 2021
"I am a 30 year old mom who nursed her children for 6 years. I went to Dr.Nuveen and he listened to me and addressed my needs! He went above and beyond to make sure that I’d be happy with my results, and boy howdy! I couldn’t be happier! He did so amazing!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 26, 2021
"So Glad I Went with Dr Caplin! - Dr Caplin and her husband Dr Nuveen did an amazing job on my full body lift. The after care and level of concern has been helpful and I have nothing but good to say about them and their work. I consulted with several experts before settling on Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and I couldn't be happier."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2021
"Dr Caplin and her husband Dr Nuveen did an amazing job on my full body lift. The after care and level of concern has been helpful and I have nothing but good to say about them and their work. I consulted with several experts before settling on Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and I couldn't be happier."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 19, 2021
"The facility and staff is great!! A very comfortable environment. Dr. Nuveen did a fantastic job on an earlobe construction surgery that I had at CSA. He and everyone there made sure I was very comfortable the whole time, would highly recommend him and Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates!!"- J.R. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2020
How is After Weight Loss Surgery Performed?
The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who are dealing with hanging folds of skin due to massive weight loss or fluctuation. Generally, this challenge is seen early on as a patient loses weight. If you have hanging skin, surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can remove the excess tissue and secure the underlying tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It's recommended that patients are close to their goal weight before having this procedure. It is performed using general anesthesia and can take about 3 – 7 hours. Fat removal is often integrated during surgery to remove fat tissue, followed by skin removal. This surgery does make larger incisions than other cosmetic procedures so scars will result after this treatment. Once your surgery is complete, our team will give you specific scar care instructions so you can recover properly.
After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
What parts of the body can be treated with after weight loss surgery?
Many of our patients choose to have the treatment performed on their abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms, or neck. What's important is that you target the areas that are the most important to you. After you've lost a significant amount of weight, you'll naturally notice the areas you'd like to see improved.
When is the best time to undergo after weight loss surgery?
Our professionals recommend for all patients to be at or near their goal weight before undergoing after weight loss surgery. This should also be a healthy weight that is maintainable for the foreseeable future. This ensures that another procedure will not be necessary due to more weight loss or a return of weight gain.
Will after weight loss surgery be covered by my insurance?
Typically, this procedure is considered to be purely cosmetic. For this reason, most insurance policies list it as optional and will not cover any of the expenses. However, in some cases, there can be exceptions. Realistically, patients will be working with our billing coordinator to schedule their out-of-pocket expenses.
Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
Weight loss is such an amazing achievement, and we congratulate everyone who has worked hard to meet their health goals. However, if stretched-out skin is currently presenting a challenge, we encourage you to learn more about your alternatives for skin removal surgery. After weight loss surgery could further sculpt your silhouette and help you to meet and surpass each of the goals you set for yourself. Call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your consultation.