Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Introduction

Many individuals who recently lost weight have trouble enjoying their physical accomplishments because they are burdened with the leftover weight of sagging skin. To help patients achieve their desired look, Dr. Barrett will take the time during the pre-operative consultation to learn each patient’s specific needs and desires from breast augmentation surgery. Consequently, our patients enjoy a completely customized treatment with their specific needs in mind.

Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Candidates

Typically, patients can identify themselves as ideal Massive Weight Loss candidates if they suffer any or a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormally large breasts
  • Poor self-esteem and/or dissatisfaction with one’s physical appearance
  • Obese patients with loose skin and high fat deposits
  • Considerably elastic and/or loose chest skin despite persistent diet and exercise

Please be advised that this type of procedure is best performed after breastfeeding and after a woman has finished having children.

Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Procedure

A Massive Weight Loss procedure is a combination of specialized surgeries tailored towards your individual needs. Most extensive procedures should only take 6-7 hours to complete, so we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Barrett to choose the ideal combination to achieve your desired look.

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): Dr. Barrett performs a wide range of tummy tucks for both men and women. The standard tuck involves tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin around problem areas, such as the belly button region. There are also mini tuck procedures that target smaller regions of skin.
  • Breast Lift: Dr. Barrett offers a unique procedure called a mastopexy, more commonly known as a “breast lift,” to our patients. Our goal is to re-volumize the breast with either and natural implant or fat grafting followed by nipple repositioning using the lift. He is one of the few breast reduction specialists who uses a vertical incision (lollipop pattern) breast reduction technique instead of the anchor scar pattern for more significant lifts. This reduces more noticeable scarring than usual. Mastopexy that requires less than 2cm of lift only needs a donut incision. Every incision is also closed in five precise layers without using reactive sutures that can cause inflammation and eventual scarring.
  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is one of our most popular services as it achieves dramatic and aesthetically beautiful results. Dr. Barrett’s primary focus is to give his patients a natural, well proportioned look while correcting common issues such as small or uneven sized breasts. Through the placement of either silicone or saline implants, Dr. Barrett can ensure breasts are better-proportioned while also enhancing the overall look of his patients. There are several different reasons our patients choose to undergo breast augmentation. Some include balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast size after pregnancy or surgery or correcting a congenital breast defect.
  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty): Brachioplasty procedures can help reshape the arm for a more cosmetically pleasing appearance, especially for individuals who suffer from loose and/or excess skin. The surgery lasts approximately two hours, during which Dr. Barrett will reduce pockets of fat in the upper arm and then tighten the supportive tissue underneath to help with muscle definition. To ensure a flawless appearance, Dr. Barrett creates incisions in discrete areas (i.e. the inner arm towards the back), thus minimizing post-surgical pain and scarring.
  • Buttock Lift (Gluteal Augmentation): The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure (also known as a BBL or a buttocks/gluteal augmentation) is meant to define and reposition the thigh and buttock areas so they appear more rounded and shapely. Dr. Barrett achieves a signature smooth cosmetic effect by repositioning a patient’s fat higher up the buttocks and tightening any loose or excess skin around the thighs. Many patients will pair a Brazilian butt lift with liposuction to enhance a better-balanced body shape overall.
  • Liposuction: Patients can achieve a slimmer, more balanced physique with a liposuction surgery, a popular procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the body. Dr. Barrett has extensive experience performing liposuction procedures, and his techniques have led to beautiful cosmetic results with little pain involved. After making several small incisions along the target area, Dr. Barrett will use a tumescent technique involving local anesthesia to expand and then firm the fat so that it can be suctioned out using a cannula device. Due to this minimally invasive approach, the incisions often heal by themselves, making stitches unnecessary. After surgery, patients come out with picture-perfect results!

Massive Weight Loss Surgery

Results and Recovery

While the occurrence of side effects varies between individuals and across procedures, common symptoms include tenderness, temporary numbness, swelling caused by inflammation, and even bruising around the chest region. Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process. Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.

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