Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Surgery After Weight Loss in Indianapolis
Body contouring surgery after weight loss is a group of procedures aimed at improving the body shape in individuals that are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their torso. Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery Consultants of Indiana offers body contouring surgery for patients in Indianapolis.
Body Contouring Surgery Candidates
Despite a reasonably good level of health and fitness, some people may have disproportionate body contour due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be hereditary or familial traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Still, others may have excess skin after weight loss, post-bariatric surgery, illness, or related to aging/gravity effects. Indiana board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures to restore comfort and renew confidence after significant weight loss.
Enhance Your Figure with Body Contouring Surgery
With plastic surgery, body contour can be improved by removing localized fatty deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. Excess skin can be removed or lifted and redraped to restore body contours to improve your proportions.
Commonly treated areas are the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and flanks. Examples of these procedures include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), arm lift (brachioplasty), buttock lift, and tummy tuck. Increasingly, multiple body contouring surgery procedures are performed together to remove excess skin due to an increase in bariatric or weight loss surgery for obesity.
Learn more about your options. Request your complimentary consultation online at Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery
According to federal statistics, nearly a third (30%) of adult Americans are now obese, and 5% are morbidly or severely obese. Many are resorting to bariatric surgery to limit their food intake and absorption and enhance weight loss.
For the tens of thousands of morbidly obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery each year in the U.S., the gastric procedure is just the first step. Although often successful in reducing their excess weight, many patients are left with unsightly excess folds of skin and fat, and in some ways can actually look worse.
For many overweight patients, the next stage of their rehabilitation is a series of operations collectively called body contouring surgery. In this category of operations, plastic surgeons remove excess skin and fat tissue and sculpt and restore the body to a more normal, aesthetically pleasing look.
Is Body Contouring Surgery Right for Me?
Depending on the patient’s specific needs, several recontouring procedures may be needed. Often, these procedures can be performed separately over time, or commonly, multiple procedures are done together. Scars resulting from body contouring are often positioned to lie below the underwear. In addition to removing skin, residual fat can be attacked with precision liposuction to “smooth out” uneven areas that arise after drastic weight loss, providing a more even, natural look. Dr. Wagner can let you know if you are a good candidate for body contouring surgery in Indianapolis during your consultation at Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Body Contouring Surgery After Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric plastic surgery is often the critical endpoint of an amazing return to health and confidence. U.S. plastic surgeons perform thousands of post-operative body-contouring procedures each year for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Patients looking for a cosmetic surgeon should keep in mind that most surgeons will recommend a patient achieve a stable weight for at least three to six months before they undergo surgical contouring procedures.
Plastic Surgeons nationwide confront rise of the Ozempic Body
Have you noticed some celebrities getting thinner and thinner? Hollywood’s impact on the weight loss phenomenon has swept the nation with a new dieting storm. It’s all over the media and celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, and Elon Musk have been shrinking lately. The off-label use of injectable diabetic drugs as well as similar drugs like Mounjaro and Wegovy are impacting patients to rapidly shed pounds by suppressing their appetite and slowing digestion. One unintended side effect of the drug is being called the “Ozempic Face”. A term coined by Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul J. Frank, describing the gaunt look resulting from the sudden volume loss which some plastic surgeons are combatting with chin and neck lift, facelifts, and/or transferring fat from the hips or abdomen to the face. The “Ozempic Body” is a newer blanket term being used for patients who have quickly lost an abundant amount of weight where they may be happy with the number on the scale but not satisfied with their body in the mirror. 2024 is the year where many plastic surgeons are seeing the ramifications of the Ozempic body where weight loss patients are needing significant skin tightening procedures. Seek local and experienced plastic surgeons who are board certified plastics surgeons can be verified on the American Society of Plastic Surgery website at: www.plasticsurgery.org
Dr. Wagner’s recommendations for significant weight loss patients
When it comes to getting plastic surgery after a significant weight amount of weight. In general, it is recommended to wait at least 6 months and maintain your weight before undergoing any elective cosmetic surgeries. This allows adequate time to assess the effectiveness of the medication and time for the patient to mentally adjust. An important part of weight loss is seeing how much recoil the skin may get back. Keep in mind that skin will never recoil to the degree it was prior to your weight loss. The recoiling of the elasticity won’t be what is was when you were thinner and younger, but given time it may recoil to some degree. The recoiling is dependent on your skins elasticity, age, region of surgery, etc.
Dr. Wagner is committed to serving patients achieve their ideal body shape to helping them feel more confident in their own skin. Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers body contouring procedures like: Tummy Tucks, 360 Belt Lift Lipectomies, Breast Lifts and/or Reductions, Brachioplasty, Thighplasty, Gynecomastia, Liposuction, Fat Transfers or any combination of these procedures. In person consultations are needed to assess skin elasticity and to determine which procedure(s) will give the patients their desired outcome. These surgeries are cosmetic in nature and are considered self-pay.
If you have lost weight and are interested in changing your shape with cosmetic surgery please contact Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (317) 621-2520 or click below to request an in-person consultation to how we can assist you in living more confidently.
Bariatric plastic surgery does carry some special inherent risks, such as blood loss, infection, fluid collections, and healing problems that are unique to this type of surgery. For this reason, bariatric plastic surgery should be performed by board-certified plastic surgeons who are experienced in managing post-bariatric patients and the special challenges they present. Dr. Wagner is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed over 7,000 cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Wagner is dedicated to ensuring your safety and satisfaction following your surgery after weight loss in Indianapolis.
For most patients, the road from unhealthy, disabling obesity to a slimmer, healthier, and more attractive body is a long one that requires a highly motivated patient and team willing to take that journey. Bariatric plastic surgery to refine the body contour is often the finishing touch. When it’s over, patients generally say they feel healthier, more attractive, and happier, and that it was well worth it.
Cost and Payment Options
Each individual procedure will require the use of different techniques and Dr. Wagner will need to formulate a surgical plan based on the patient’s needs. The cost of your procedure will vary based on the amount of work required. Financing options for surgery after weight loss are available.
Schedule a Consultation
Board-certified Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner and his team are committed to helping you achieve your ideal look through cosmetic procedures. Request your complimentary consultation online at our office on Clearvista Parkway. Or, call (317) 621-2520 today to schedule an appointment. Feel like a new person and look like your best self at Wagner and Associates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wagner
If you are considering Indianapolis plastic surgeons, take a moment to learn why Dr. Jeffrey Wagner is the choice of so many women and men like you. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is a highly trained specialist in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.