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Surgery After Weight Loss

Surgery after massive weight loss is becoming increasingly popular with advances in bariatric surgery techniques. After your weight loss has maximized and been stable for several months, different surgical procedures can be planned to re-shape and contour your waist (abdominoplasty), arms (brachioplasty), thighs (thigh lift), buttocks (gluteal lift and augmentation) and breasts (mastopexy and augmentation).




During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations and answer any and all questions you may have. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed, not even water or medications.

Post-weight loss surgeries are performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. Depending on the surgery performed, it can be scheduled as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, and may be longer depending on whether there are any additional procedures being performed . After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.

Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.