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.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Very Happy with my New Chin! - I'd been wanting this procedure for awhile. The doctor and staff were lovely and it really didn't hurt. There was some lumpiness I had to adjust to as my body healed, but I wore the compression garment as much as possible and used a lot of arnica for bruising/swelling. I'm very happy with the results and so glad I did it."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 03, 2019
"Without a doubt the best doctor I’ve ever had. Dr. Mizgala is a magician who made my flabby stomach washboard flat, and made an ugly C-section scar disappear. She is an absolutely brilliant surgeon, and her sincere interest in and concern for her patients was clear throughout my time with her. All my questions and concerns were personally and fully answered in a way I could understand and that put me at ease. I would trust her to do any surgery or procedure without a doubt. There should be a 10 star rating available - she earned it."- J. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"I was interested in CoolSculpting and done some research and I found dr. Cynthia Mizgala i called the office set up an appointment went in for the consultation on a CoolSculpting I was very pleased on the presentation by the nurse for CoolSculpting I apologize for not remembering her name so excited she know who she is once we discuss CoolSculpting I was interested in the liposuction I also spoke with another nurse who had procedure done herself and then I had the pleasure of meeting dr. Cynthia Mizgala who examined me and told me that I would be a perfect candidate for the liposuction I told her I had already been on her page looking at the video she did on liposuction I was impressed with her staff and their knowledge and their background made me feel very comfortable and at ease and after speaking with the staff in the doctor my mind was made up when can we get this done and we scheduled the surgery for November 22nd before the surgery I must have watch every YouTube video on liposuction trust me it's worth it do your research I also like the fact that they have options as a relates to financing for the procedure I believe it's Care Credit but I opted to pay for it myself out of pocket I was so excited that night I could not even sleep went into the room to get dressed for the procedure around 10 that morning the nurse brought me to the room to prep me for the surgery needless to say I was still excited shortly after dr. Cynthia came in and we started the procedure the whole time I was woke Eyes Wide Open everything that she said she would do during the procedure that's exactly what happened we had good conversations during the procedure it was an awesome experience as we got closer to the end of the procedure the doctor ordered me and herself a large smoothie which was very kind of her she showed me the container of fat that was sucked from my midsection I was like wow all that came out of me LMAO once dr. Cynthia finish stitching me up and cleaning up I was ready to go she ordered me an Uber was very nice I was a little tender but once I got in the car and got home I highly recommend drinking a lot of Gatorade trust me you're going to need it follow the doctor's instructions i took 2 pain pills that night I got up I drain the balloons as required and charted everything down on the chart monitor my temperature I took pictures and sent them to the doctor with Note but believe it or not I was never in pain whatsoever I went into the doctor's office Monday to get the drain tubes removed and I go back Wednesday to get the stitches out the rest of the pain pills that I had I flush them down the toilet I never had any type of plastic surgery done before this was my first time and I can tell you dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her staff are the best and it's obviously why they never had any type of infections from the bathroom to the consultation room to the surgical room squeaky clean it's been 5 days since my surgery swelling has gone down tremendously no pain whatsoever and I was wide awake through the whole procedure I had confidence in dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her team from the very beginning I was able to go to the gym today and do an hour on the treadmill that felt good I'm a retired firefighter 30 years in the fire service and I know what it's like to work with a team choose doctor Cynthia Mizgala and her team you can't go wrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤💯"- T.C. / Google / Nov 26, 2019
"Super delighted with Dr Mitzgala! This is not my first rodeo and the gentle care and personalized attention I received from her and her staff went beyond what I expected. I received a call from the doctor herself the day after my procedure, which happened to be on a Saturday. She provided my family with a way to contact her or her staff and all of the tools they needed to be sure I was comfortable at home. I had Vaser Lipo of hips inner/ outer thigh with renuvion to help with some loose skin. My initial visit (and all)was very thorough, she was honest about results and what would be the best approach for me. Not to mention the results are phenomenal. I was able to return to work within a few days which she knew was important to me. My procedure was tailored to my needs and the staffs amazing service extended into my follow up care. 6 weeks out and I’ve had the best experience. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr Mitzgala and I would certainly chose her if needed in the future."- M.P. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
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.
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.
- Average Cost
- $7,900 - $25,000
- Recovery Time
- 7-21 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
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.