Post Weight Loss Surgery

If you are visiting this portion of our website, we would first like to congratulate you on your success. You have likely lost a significant amount of weight either on your own or through a weight loss program or procedure. Many patients who have lost a large amount of weight are now encumbered by the significant amount of skin that is left behind. Post weight loss surgery can help. At Destin Plastic Surgery, we proudly treat men and women from across Florida, including Pensacola and Panama City, and beyond.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Can Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Help?

Many patients who have lost this a significant amount of weight are thrilled with the way they feel and look in clothes, but are less than happy undressed. Most patients have a long list of concerns and therefore we must try to simplify things in effort to make decisions easier.

To simplify things we like to think of the skin of our body as the container and the fat as the volume. When you were heavier, you had a much larger container (skin) to hold this volume. Now that you have lost all this weight (volume) the container is too large for this smaller volume. So to make it quite simple, we need to tighten up the container or in essence tighten up the skin and muscles that have been over stitched from the weight gain and subsequent weight loss.

Facelifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts, arm lifts, and many other plastic surgery procedures for weight loss patients are all geared at doing just that, tightening up the skin and muscles! Depending on your age and previous pregnancies, varying amounts of skin will need to be removed.

Dr. William R. Burden

Dr. Burden is a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon skilled in face, breast, and body procedures. An innovator and educator in aesthetics for over 25 years, Dr. Burden pioneered “No Scar on the Breast” augmentation. His expertise and compassionate presence provide a rewarding treatment experience from the initial consultation to the final results.

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How Is Post-Weight Loss Surgery Performed?

In the process of removing skin it is important that we attempt to return your body to its most natural state and we want to avoid the old-fashioned “nip and tuck” style surgery. Dr. Burden focuses his efforts on tightening both the muscles and the skin so that he can achieve a long-term result that is pleasing to both the patient and himself. By tightening and correcting the underlying muscle laxity, the skin will maintain the results for a much longer time than if the skin alone is tightened without tightening the underlying muscles.

What Is Scarring Like After Post-Weight Loss Surgery?

Everything in plastic surgery is a trade-off between the improvement that you get and the resulting scar. Some procedures can be performed through a very small scar, which is almost invisible, but many of the skin tightening procedures require large amounts of skin to be removed thus necessitating larger scars. We have found our weight loss patients to be very accepting of these scars as they are achieving significant improvement in both their physical appearance and their self-image!

Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS is known for his experience and dedication to staying in the forefront of leading technology in plastic surgery. Dr. Burden not only treats many post-weight loss patients from Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Tallahassee, Dothan, Atlanta, and Birmingham but also from around the world. Many people travel from Europe, South America and Asia to Destin to seek out his services.

For more information about post weight loss surgery, request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Burden or call our office at (850) 654-1194.

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