Friday Q&A Panel: Uncovering You: Plastic Surgery After WLS

Q&A Panel Session 4B: Friday 4:00pm – 4:50pm, International Ballroom IV

Uncovering You: Plastic Surgery After WLS

Are you looking to find that new shape of yours, but it is hidden beneath the excess skin? Are you suffering from excess skin that makes certain activities and daily hygiene difficult, causing unhealthy irritations and infections? Perhaps your excess skin is making it difficult to find clothes that fit properly? Or maybe the excess skin has been affecting your self-confidence, keeping you from looking and feeling your best. If any of this is troubling for you, then reconstructive plastic surgery might be an option that you want to explore!

Stop by the Plastic Surgery Q & A Panel Session and ask Dr. Cardenas, Dr. Castillo, or Dr. Domanskis, or Dr. Katzen your plastic surgery questions!

This will be an interactive session and our staff will bring the microphone to the audience so you can stand at your seat to ask your question of the panel member of your choice. The moderator and conference staff will help keep the Q&A moving so that we can try and get in as many questions as possible during the allotted time.

Meet the Panelist Surgeons

Q&A Panelist: Carmina Cardenas, M.D.

Dr. Carmina Cardenas graduated from the School de Medicine at the University of Guadalajara and completed her residency and graduated with honors from the Mexican Institute of Social Security, at the Hospital of Specialties in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was honored to become the first woman to receive the title of Chief of Residents. (IMSS)

Not only is Dr. Cardenas a Plastic Surgeon that specializes in body contouring, she is also a weight loss surgery patient. She understands your dreams and needs as a post-bariatric patient through her own personal journey with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery  (VSG) and Plastic Surgery. This first-hand experience makes Dr. Cardenas extremely passionate about working with weight loss surgery patients. She has built much of her plastic surgery practice around Body Contouring and After Weight Loss surgeries.

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Q&A Panelist: Rodolfo Castillo Calderon, M.D.

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo Calderón is an aesthetic surgeon certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery, born in México city, attending all of his basic studies in the same city.

Dr. Castillo studied medicine at La Salle University, in México City. After finishing his career and having credited his national examination for to aspiring medical residencies, courses three years of general surgery specialty on México’s General Hospital. Afterward, he is accepted at the same hospital for a plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery subspecialty, attending another three years, being part of his training a rotation to “Hospital Das Clínicas on Sao Paulo Brasil” and multiple campaigns for cleft lip and palate throughout Mexico.

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Q&A Panelist: Edward J Domanskis, M.D.

Dr. Edward Domanskis is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Newport Beach, CA. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California in Irvine. He offers cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive procedures for the breast, body, face and skin. Dr. Domanskis has been recognized as a Physician of Excellence in Plastic Surgery from the Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine. He has also been listed among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons and Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Domanskis performs a wide variety of procedures. He routinely performs breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries, as well as consults and operates on a unique niche of patients who desire extra large, oversized breasts that fall into the 1,500+ CC range. In addition to breast surgery, Dr. Domanskis specializes in tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, facelift surgery and countless other highly sought after procedures.

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Q&A Panelist: J. Timothy Katzen, M.D.

Dr. Katzen made plastic surgery after massive weight loss the entire focus of his practice. He has independently created novel and innovative plastic surgical techniques that minimize scars and maximize skin and fat removal. Dr. Katzen has performed thousands of post weight loss procedures. Approximately 99% of Dr. Katzen’s patients have lost 100 pounds or more. He has even operated on several patients who weighed over 800 pounds before gastric bypass. Most of his patients have had gastric bypass or lap banding; however, approximately 30% have lost significant weight through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Katzen has performed plastic surgery after massive weight loss on men and women, from ages 18 to 70.

Dr. Katzen is an internationally recognized leader in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery after weight loss. He has lectured throughout the world on his innovative Powerlift or circumferential Bodylift. He has written and published many articles and book chapters.

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Dr. J. Timothy Katzen