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.
"Dr. Walters Is The Creme De La Creme - I had a Mommy Makeover (extended tummy tuck and breast lift w/ fat transfer) with Dr. Jules Walters on October 24, 2018. Dr. Walters has truly been an amazing doctor. He’s patient, kind, listens to your questions and concerns and gives you his honest, professional opinion on what he thinks will give you the best outcome and most satisfying results for you personally. I am 2 weeks out from s..."- C. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"The care and attention to detail Dr. Walters provides is unparalleled. He not only makes sure you have a clear understanding of your procedure, he strives to provide results that exceed your expectations."- E.L. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Walters. Not only I got amazing results but he and his stuff made me feel comfortable during the whole process."- K.A. / Google / Jun 12, 2019
"Dr. Walters was amazing! He was able to listen to all of my concerns and make what I wanted reality. He is passionate about his work and therefore cares about making whatever you’re there for to look perfect! His rapid recovery technique for breast aug works wonders. I was out of the house the next day and only took ibuprofen. Definitely recommend."- R.T. / Google / May 30, 2019
"Warning: long post I call my cancer diagnosis “the gift that keeps on giving”. When I was referred to Dr. Walters, I had gone through 8 surgeries and was experiencing a 4-way contraction on the right side as a result of radiation after reconstruction. This caused me to be in pain 24 hours a day. Dr. Walters gave me hope that I could live without that pain and he did a fat transfer from my stomach to make a new breast. The pain was gone. This past November I had the second phase of the surgery which was to give me symmetry, to reconstruct the nipples which were misshapen, and to transfer fat to give fullness where needed. The surgery was a success for me. I can look at myself in the mirror and I am okay with what I see now. I live two and a half hours from Dr. Walters’ offices. Dr. Walters and his staff were kind, responsive, and accommodating to my needs to say the least. My questions which were numerous were answered in a timely manner. During difficult times, Dr. Walters was able to see me quickly and he was willing to discuss options by phone. I am a happy patient and at every visit I was asked if I was happy with the results. I can say that I am very pleased and happy with my results and with the care I was given by Dr. Walters and all of his staff!"- D.B. / Google / May 29, 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.