surgery can successfully improve a patientís appearance after significant
weight loss by addressing areas of excess skin in the face, neck, abdominal
area, upper arms and legs. The
number of patients who have achieved substantial weight loss is increasing.
These patients have accomplished their weight loss goal through diet and
exercise or as a result of gastric bypass surgery. After
stabilizing their weight for a period of time, a significant number of these
patients have undergone cosmetic and/or reconstructive procedures with
satisfying results. The most common cosmetic procedure performed after
significant weight loss is abdominoplasty
(tummy tuck). Other procedures which yield very rewarding results
after significant weight loss include
face and neck lifts.
initial consultation, Dr. Mallen will review the patientís medical, family
and weight loss histories. He discusses the patientís diet and exercise
patterns. Dr. Mallen evaluates the areas of concern and makes
recommendations. Pre- and post surgical photos from prior weight loss cases
will be reviewed in detail.