Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery
Many patients are winning the struggle against obesity by losing large amounts of weight. Some change their lifestyles and lose the weight through diet and exercise. Weight loss surgery works for many Los Angeles residents, where gastric bypass or banding procedures help them lose the extra pounds. No matter the method, patients feel much better after the weight comes off. In addition, many serious medical conditions resolve completely.
While there are innumerable benefits of losing weight, there's also a significant problem: patients are often left with a large amount of loose skin that inhibits them from fully enjoying their lean figures. Fortunately, there are effective surgical options to remove the unwanted skin.
I'd be happy to meet with you in person at my office in Los Angeles to discuss your surgical options after weight loss. Simply request a consultation online or call our Marina Del Rey office at (310) 300-1779.
The Dr. Stoker Difference
For Your Surgery After Weight Loss:
He has authored clinical studies on safety of combined procedures.
He is a course instructor for the ASPS and the ASAPS on body contouring.
He has been featured by The New York Times and NBC's "Today Show."
Physician and surgeon for cast members on the NBC hit television series "The Biggest Loser" and the ABC hit series "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition."
Surgical treatment of patients following bariatric surgery and massive weight loss is an area of specialization for me. I perform a large number of these procedures and have published extensively on my experience with combined surgical procedures. Surgeon experience is infinitely important with these major body transformations. With my state-of-the-art techniques, I'm able to create dramatic improvements for these patients.
Medically-Necessary Plastic Surgery
After losing large amounts of weight, many patients suffer from severe hanging skin. At the very least, the deformities inhibit patients from enjoying the full benefits of their weight loss. It's hard on patients' self-esteem and makes it more difficult to keep the weight off. In some cases, loose skin may also create medical problems. Rashes, chafing, sores and infections are all common medical conditions that patients encounter when they have large folds of skin. Back pain, neck pain, hand numbness and difficulty exercising are other reasons why patients may struggle with hanging skin. All of these may be reasons that plastic surgery is medically indicated. In some cases, medical insurance may contribute to covering the cost of the procedures.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Stoker achieves remarkable results in a caring, compassionate atmosphere.
These are the most common procedures for me to perform in patients who have lost large amounts of weight.
For many patients struggling against obesity, plastic surgery is at the end of a difficult journey. Fortunately for them, their journey has a happy ending.