After Weight Loss Surgery
Patients who undergo major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big burden in life. The downside is while their weight loss represents a proud accomplishment, some individuals will face more frustrations. The new challenge is usually the loose and wrinkly skin that resides on the body. Massive weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot shrink to the new, smaller size. No matter where the sagging skin resides, plastic surgery is necessary to eliminate the issue. Dr. Jules Walters performs skin removal procedures for his New Orleans, LA patients. This usually is a life-changing procedure and is also a lasting step in their personal transformation.
The best individuals for after weight loss surgery are those who are dealing with excessive loose skin due to massive weight loss or fluctuation. Most often, this challenge is visible early on as weight is lost. If you are challenged by loose skin, surgery by Dr. Jules Walters can eliminate the issue and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a tighter and healthier appearance. It's recommended that patients are close to a healthy weight before considering skin removal surgery.
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"Dr. Walter's is an incredible surgeon. He is a very meticulous surgeon who shows great care for the little details. Every nurse at Oschner Baptist who cared for me commented on what an amazing job he had done. He is very caring and always checking on his patients. He even gave me his cell phone number in case I needed anything. He treated me with the utmost respect and has given me a piece of my life back after cancer. I could not have asked for a better surgeon."- T.F. / Google / Aug 09, 2019
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"I wish I could give MORE than just five stars to Dr. Walters and his staff. I am very happy with my results. He is highly skilled, very kind, and he responded to me immediately with any post-procedure questions/concerns I had. I am so glad that I chose him to do my procedure! There are other plastic surgeons closer to me, but after doing my research, I chose to drive the hour and a half from Mississippi to Dr. Walters, and I am so glad I did. He is hands-down the absolute best at what he does."- K.V. / Google / Jul 03, 2019
Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is almost always considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and on average takes between 3 – 7 hours, depending upon the combination of procedures being performed. Usually a hospital stay is necessary for body lift procedures. A form of liposuction is often integrated during the procedure to remove areas where fat exists, followed by the surgical removal of skin. After weight loss surgery usually requires longer incisions than most other cosmetic procedures, so varying degrees of scars will be a part of this treatment. During this procedure, every effort is made by Dr. Walters to make the incisions as discreetly as possible. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will give you comprehensive scar healing instructions for a healthy outcome.
What to Expect
When you are released from our care, you will need to allow a week or two to rest at home. Small tubes may be implanted near the incisions to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments will be provided to reduce swelling. For the average person, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you can go back to regular activities but considering the level of invasiveness, it may take longer. Dr. Walters finds that most of his patients are fully healed and can enjoy their final results in about six months. Skin removal surgery can be a life changer for patients, with amazing results that are immediate. Once healed, you will feel confident and wear clothing you were too uncomfortable to wear and partake in activities without sagging skin keeping you from the things you love to do.
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Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such an outstanding accomplishment, and we are so happy for you if you finally met your personal transformation goals. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Walters welcomes you to learn more about your alternatives for cosmetic skin removal so you can enjoy your new body with confidence. Contact our office today to speak with our patient coordinator.