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6 Tips to Prepare for Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Remember before your Weight Loss Surgery:  Researching whether you were a candidate?  Searching for the right surgeon?  Learning about the different operative procedures?  Attending support groups?   Weeks of trying to accommodate your diet and starting an exercise regimen?  You became an active participant, engaged and committed to ensuring the success of your surgery.  And it […]

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The Area Nobody Wants to Talk About – Pubic Area

The pubic area is naturally a very private zone for both men and women and is an extremely important part of our body that we need to understand. The pubic mound bulge is visible even with clothes on, however, is somewhat of a taboo or no-no, to even talk about this area. As both a […]

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Saggy Skin & Realistic Expectations After Weight Loss

First of all, I would like to share my own personal experience with plastic surgery after weight loss because I believe I can better explain based on my own experiences as well as that of my patients. It is important to me that plastic surgery patients are knowledgeable about saggy skin and have realistic expectations […]

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What’s Next After WLS? Plastic Surgery!

With over 20 years of experience in plastic  and post-bariatric surgery, I have dedicated most of my career to perform facial rejuvenation procedures as well as body contouring for those who have had massive weight loss. To explain what happens after a patient has had bariatric surgery and what aspects should be taken into consideration […]

Body Image Issues Plastic Surgeons Perspective

Body Image Issues from One Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

There are many different types of body image issues that patients present to my plastic surgery office.  People present with a wide variety of complaints about their physique.  Often, patients have very high goals and expectations of their plastic surgery results.  Sometimes, patients demand unrealistic results. Some physical issues are real, while other physical maladies […]

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Scar Revision with Plastic Surgery

Usually, scars heal well.  When scars are aesthetically unacceptable, the scars may need to be revised. Scars can be unacceptable for a variety of reasons. Unacceptable scars can result from wound breakdown, infection, reactions to suture material, and even normal healing. Scars can be highly visible, wide, persistently red, thick, raised, or distortion of underlying […]

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What to Expect During Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

Deciding to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery after massive weight loss can be daunting and scary. However, most patients feel that this type of plastic surgery is an essential component of their weight loss journey.  In many patients’ quests to be smaller, they view their weight loss surgery as “Part One of Two” and plastic surgery […]

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Make the Most of Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Congratulations on taking control of your life, and choosing to live healthy. This was a difficult path and a great accomplishment that you completed. Be proud! After massive weight loss (MWL), many patients do not feel satisfied. Despite obvious improvements in health, BMI, and appearance, many patients feel they are still “fat”. For many, it […]

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Top 7 Plastic Surgery Procedures for Extreme Weight Loss Patients

Successful surgical and/or medical weight-loss therapy often leads to significant skin excess in various parts of the body. Unfortunately, when someone shrinks their body by 100, 200 or 300 pounds, the skin is not able to shrink as well. While the morbidly obese patient suffers with hypertension, back and knee pain, diabetes, etc., the post-weight […]

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Plastic Surgery After WLS: Stacy’s Journey

My plastic surgery journey began when I had the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)  on 1/12/2013 by Dr. Quinones. I am over 2 ½ years post-op and have lost 124 pounds. I did not get my Sleeve because I had medical problems.  In fact, I was really quite healthy, or at least that is what the doctors […]