While the people who visit us in Sacramento for plastic surgery after weight loss have much in common, their journeys often differ. Some say they planned to have body contouring surgery since the day they lost their first pound, knowing it was a step they would want to take. Others, say they approached their need to lose weight from a completely clinical point of view, wanting mainly to get healthy and prolong their lives. For them, the desire to have plastic surgery came as a bit of a surprise.
Identify Your Goals
Whether you are looking to improve your overall body contours, decrease areas where rashes develop, minimize lower back and shoulder pain, expand your clothing options, or simply improve your self-esteem and confidence, it is an important first step that you identify your surgical goals. Once you determine what your specific goals are, Dr. Kaufman will help you choose the appropriate procedures to improve the appearance of one or more of the following areas:
- Abdominoplasty/Trunk Surgery
Develop Your Plan
You should also be prepared to work with Dr. Kaufman to develop an overall surgical strategy. Timing can depend on many things, including your schedule and finances.
Single versus staged procedures can be discussed. Sometimes timing can be condensed so that multiple procedures can be accomplished in a brief period, while with staged cases, procedures may be spread four to six months apart.
Further, recovery should always be carefully considered, as some after weight loss procedures require a significant recovery time.
No matter when you started your weight loss journey, you’ll find that plastic surgery can be the pinnacle of your transformation back from obesity. Dr. Kaufman has devoted a large portion of his practice to surgery for post-weight-loss patients, and when you view our before & after photos, we are confident you will agree.
Dr. David Kaufman has specialized experience in cosmetic surgery for Sacramento post weight loss patients, along with surgical skill, and the sensitivity and dedication you’re looking for. Request a consultation or call us at (916) 983-9895 and find out more about body contouring after weight loss.