Post Weight Loss Surgery in Jacksonville, FL

Often after losing a significant amount of weight, a patient is left with areas of sagging/loose skin creating irregular body contours and an imbalance in body proportions. This often leads to new concerns about body image and diminished self-confidence. 

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What Exactly is After Weight Loss Surgery?

The incredible surgeons at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, Florida are able to help patients create a body they can be proud of by offering “after weight loss surgery”. Comprised of a number of different surgeries and techniques such as tummy tuck, butt lift, and thigh lift, after weight loss surgery helps to create a body that displays your hard work and effort.

Tightening and Toning: What Can be Improved?

Weight loss patients seek after weight loss surgery to correct or enhance one or more of the following conditions:

  • Deflated and sagging breasts with nipples that point downward
  • Loose and hanging skin on the abdomen
  • Excess skin and pockets of fat on the hips
  • Excess and deflated skin on and under the buttocks
  • Loose and hanging skin around the knees and inner thighs
  • Hanging skin on the underside of the arms (“bat wings”)
  • Loose and hanging skin on the neck (“turkey neck”)

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Quality and Excellence: Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

PVPS is more than plastic surgery — we’re a lifestyle. And we’re more than just Ponte Vedra; we’re all of Northeast Florida. With multiple providers and locations, we have the ideal professional for each individual patient. Each of our surgeons is board-certified, highly skilled, and exceptionally experienced. Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery has an outstanding reputation, as well as multiple locations for convenience. What sets us apart from other providers is our continuing education, our national trainers on staff, and our Care Teams: each surgeon has a designated Registered Nurse and PCC. To book your consultation, we welcome you to contact us today.

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Improving Multiple Areas at Once

The goal of after weight loss surgery is to reduce the amount of loose skin that collects and hangs on the body, and to lift the body part so it appears tighter. Multiple areas of the body may need to be addressed, depending on the needs of each patient.

Most surgeons will group body parts together and stage them in multiple surgeries. Doing so helps reduce the risk of complications, such as blood loss and infection. Examples of this grouping include:

“Brachioplasty, phase II: Next step in the journey! After weight loss surgery and losing 170 lbs, I had my lower body lift. Now on to phase II, shaping up the sagging skin on my arms…as I write this, I am on day 4 of recovery…still lots swelling, but I see where I’m heading!”

 B., RealSelf, Oct 02, 2020

What Does After Weight Loss Surgery Include?

Common body parts that may need skin reduction surgery include the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms, and neck. The breasts and abdomen are among two of the most popular areas addressed. A large majority of individuals will address the breasts (with a breast lift) and the tummy (with a tummy tuck) in a single surgery. As you lose weight, you will notice which areas are most concerning, and you can begin discussing cosmetic surgery with your plastic surgeon.

What to Expect During and After Surgery

After weight loss surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Patients are usually required to spend the night in the hospital so they can be monitored. The recovery following this surgery can be a slow process. While the post-surgical results can be life-changing for many weight loss patients, scarring is an unfortunate part of this process. Every attempt is made during surgery to minimize scarring as much as possible. Patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle so that the results achieved through surgery are not compromised.

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When should I get after weight loss surgery?

Will insurance cover the surgery?

When should I get after weight loss surgery?

Most plastic surgeons require patients to be at or near their goal weight before moving forward with this surgery. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes removing the loose skin is all it takes to accelerate the loss of the final pounds — especially if the loose skin is getting in the way of exercise and mobility.

Will insurance cover the surgery?

In most cases, no. Insurance companies consider this surgery to be cosmetic, and they usually do not cover any of the surgical expenses. However, each surgical case is different and may have a special circumstance. Our billing coordinator works to provide accurate estimates and thoroughly checks the benefits of each provider.

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