After Weight Loss Surgery (Full or Lower Body Lift/Body Contouring) – Metairie and New Orleans, LA*

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After Weight Loss Surgery

Patients who lose a great deal of weight are to be commended, having overcome a big burden in their life. While their weight loss represents a huge accomplishment, some individuals will be faced with more frustrations. The new challenge is usually the loose and wrinkly skin that resides on the body. Regardless of where the sagging skin bothers a patient, plastic surgery is needed to eliminate the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala offers after weight loss surgery for Metairie, LA men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment at A Woman Plastic Surgeon and also serves as a lasting step in their weight loss journey.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for after weight loss surgery are those who have excessive loose skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. If you are challenged by loose skin, surgery at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can make a huge transformation and create a tighter appearance.

Surgical Technique

Plastic surgery to remove loose skin after weight loss is an individualized plan. Each procedure is customized to each patient. Dr. Mizgala tries to combine as many procedures as possible to get your body back and does so by creating a plan that includes a safe, well-planned surgery. When procedures are combined, an overnight stay is recommended. During surgery, every attempt is made by Dr. Mizgala to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Mizgala or a member of her team will give you comprehensive scar healing instructions for the best outcome.

What to Expect

Once released from our care, it is important to allow a week or two to recover at home. Medical garments provided by Dr. Mizgala should be worn to reduce swelling. For the average person, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can go back to regular activities. Skin removal surgery can be life changing for patients with amazing results that are immediate. Finally, you will feel confident and wear the clothes you want and partake in activities without sagging skin keeping you from the things you love to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does after weight loss surgery cost?
At our New Orleans plastic surgery office, our team loves to work with patients who have worked hard to lose weight and create a new life for themselves. That is why when it comes to skin removal surgery after a massive weight loss, Dr. Mizgala becomes a part of the final transformation. On average, depending on the body part being addressed, the complexity of the surgery, and how much skin is being removed, the pricing can vary between $3,800 – $10,000. This is an important surgery for so many of our patients, thus, we will work with you on payment and financing options so you can attain the results you deserve.

What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Any body part might need improvement after weight loss surgery. Common areas include the buttocks, thighs, arms, neck, and breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will listen to your priorities before performing a physical examination. Once this is complete, she can give you her recommendations for what should be included in your after weight loss surgery.

When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, loose skin will become apparent and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at A Woman Plastic Surgeon. During this consultation, Dr. Mizgala can talk to you about how to prepare for your surgery and what might be included in your custom treatment plan.

What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary, depending on your surgical plan. If you're getting many areas treated, your recovery will take more time. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will talk to you about what you should expect during your recovery and provide at-home care instructions to help you be more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon will need to be scheduled so Dr. Mizgala can monitor your progress.

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Procedure Details

Average Cost  
$7,900 - $25,000
Recovery Time  
7-21 days
Average Procedure Time  
1-4 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 week
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Reach Your Goals

Weight loss is such an outstanding achievement, and we congratulate you if you have met your personal transformation. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Mizgala encourages you to learn about your options for cosmetic skin removal. After weight loss surgery can finesse the body you have strived for and help you achieve and surpass each and every one of the exciting body goals you set for yourself. Call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to speak with our patient coordinator.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.