We perform a number of body contouring procedures at Frisco Plastic Surgery, including abdominoplasty (commonly referred to as a "tummy tuck") and post-weight loss surgery. Individuals who have lost a large amount of weight, either as a result of bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, often find that their skin elasticity has diminished, leaving them with excess skin. Dr. Smart has the knowledge and experience to help these individuals realize their cosmetic goals.
Dr. Smart: Body contouring after massive weight loss is really a new field
in plastic surgery. It's come on because of the explosion in weight loss
surgeries that began, really, in the mid to late 1990s. Now, weight loss
surgery is extremely common, and most plastic surgeons perform a large
amount of body contouring after this massive weight loss. That being said,
it can be more difficult than just your average abdominoplasty patient. The
experience and expertise of doing many of these cases, I think really
improves the patient's safety during the procedure and their outcome
The important things to consider from the plastic surgeon's end is, is this
patient at their best weight to undergo these surgeries? If the patient is
still losing large amounts of weight rapidly, well then, they're not going
to be a good candidate at that time. It's better to wait until your weight
loss has plateaued. You don't want to have surgery and then lose more
weight, and then change that result or need to undergo further revisions or
Amy: After losing a large amount of weight in my early 20s, I turned to
diet and exercise in hopes to tighten up my skin and transform my body, and
wasn't really happy with the results that I was getting. So, after a few
years of struggling with insecurity and my self-esteem, I turned to Dr.
Smart, had several procedures done, and he's just totally transformed my
body. Couldn't be happier.