Alex Colque MD Plastic Surgery
After Weight Loss

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Plastic Surgeon for After Weight Loss 

The health benefits of weight loss by diet and exercise or by weight loss surgery (Bariatric, Lap gastric bypass or Lap band procedures) are great for patients. However, the resulting change in the body appearance or body contour can be dramatic. Plastic surgery after weight loss can help reverse these changes and achieve a more natural body shape. The arms, breasts, neck, face, belly, back and thighs are common areas with excess, sagging skin after weight loss. Dr. Colque offers a comprehensive approach to help achieve the maximum results for each individual patient seeking plastic surgery after weight loss.

Reasons for Considering Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss:

Excess and sagging skin in the following areas:

  • Upper Arms or Back
  • Stomach or Trunk area
  • Hips, Thighs and Buttocks
  • Breasts
  • Neck and Face

General Procedure

The procedures of plastic surgery after weight loss vary based on the areas that are left with an unflattering contour after weight loss. Generally, an incision is made to lift and excise the excess skin of the area desired. The incision and scar is placed in the most hidden place on the area to allow for the best cosmetic outcome. The new shape of the area is tighter, firmer and has a more youthful shape and contour. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can take between 2 to 5 hours depending on the area treated. More than one area can be treated or lifted during the same operation. The area treated and the number of procedures performed is determined by you during your consultation with Dr. Colque.

Recovery Process

Recovery from plastic surgery after weight loss generally includes wearing a compressive or support garment after the procedure to aid in healing and help decrease swelling. Specific instructions are given to each individual patient based on their procedure to help achieve the best results. Also, instructions are given to each patient to help in minimizing the scar appearance. Recovery time varies by patient and can depend on the number of areas treated. Some patients experience minor pain or soreness after the procedure that can be effectively treated with oral pain medication. 

To see if you are a candidate for Plastic Surgery after weight loss, schedule a consultation for in the Waukesha or Milwaukee Wisconsin area with Dr. Alex Colque today at 262.781.9000.