Need Plastics recommendation for 200 lbs loss patient

on 2/2/18 6:10 pm, edited 2/3/18 2:06 am

Hi all,

I am 15 yrs post op bp/ds with the awesome Dr Dennis Smith in Atlanta (he is now in Florida). although I lost 200 lbs, I just never really thought about plastics. I lost almost half my hair with wls and was scared to be under anesthesia again for long time. Anyway, I got divorced a few yrs ago and much to my shock, I am actually dating again and I am starting to think I might want to feel better about how I look sleeveless or in shorts. I have a lot of hanging skin on my stomach, thighs, arms and really wanna do something about it now. I live in East TN, but I am willing travel anywhere in the country to get a great doctor with a lot of experience with post wls patients.

Thank you for any any all suggestions. :)


Gwen M.
on 2/3/18 5:38 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Here's a recent post that might be useful for you -- eral-questions/

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Laura in Texas
on 2/4/18 6:00 am

Real Self is a great resource.

Dr. LoMonaco in Houston was my surgeon. He is one of the best in the country and has a lot of experience with bariatric patients.

I didn't just want to look "better", I wanted to look "good". I am 51 years old and my stomach looks as good now as it did when I was in my 20's. I am so grateful for Dr. L and his expertise.

Good luck in your research!

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

on 2/20/18 4:56 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

Joseph Hunstad in the Charlotte (NC) area is supposedly very well-known for that, although I don't know anyone who's gone to him. You could check reviews, though. I've considered him since my brother lives in the area.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150