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Post-Bariatric Reconstructive Surgery 2018-01-23T21:45:31+00:00

Post-Bariatric Reconstructive Surgery – Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

After losing 100 pounds or more, patients are typically left with loose folds of extra skin that once held all that fat. The most effective answer to this problem is post-bariatric reconstructive surgery. Using abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and other reconstruction techniques for Dallas / Fort Worth area patients, Dr. John Alexander of the Alexander Center for Obesity Surgery is able to remove excess skin and lingering fat. Dr. Alexander and his staff give once-obese patients the slimmer, trimmer and more attractive body shapes they long for along with the self-confidence they deserve.

About Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Most people’s bodies store excess fat on the abdomen first, so many bariatric surgery patients are left with loose folds of skin and residual fat on the abdomen after successful weight loss from sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, or LAP-BAND® surgery. This skin is uncomfortable, and many patients find it unsightly as well.

Fortunately, a surgical solution exists. Commonly called tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a popular post-bariatric surgery treatment at our Dallas / Fort Worth practice for excess skin and fatty tissue on the abdomen. Through an incision concealed below the waistline, Dr. Alexander can remove excess skin, tightening the remaining skin to fit the patient’s slimmer new body shape after bariatric surgery.

In many instances, obesity stretches and loosens the muscles of the abdominal wall. When performing a tummy tuck, Dr. Alexander can also tighten and reposition these muscles to reflect the body’s new size and shape. After undergoing abdominoplasty, bariatric surgery patients are left with a flatter stomach with snug-fitting, smooth abdominal skin.* Some scarring is inevitable, but most people consider this a small price to pay for their new body shapes. View our weight loss before-and-after pictures to see some of the final transformations achieved by real patients at the Alexander Center for Obesity Surgery.*

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*Results may not represent typical surgical outcomes. Every surgery and each patient undergoing bariatric surgery represents unique sets of circumstances and, therefore, results will vary.