The Goal of Surgery After Weight Loss

Patients who lose excess weight often develop skin and soft tissue laxity. This can result in an unwanted appearance. Excess skin may also interfere with the normal activities of daily living, become a hygiene problem, and produce secondary issues. Plastic surgery to correct these problems can achieve among the most dramatic results in the field. Dr. Shuster has spent over 25 years striving to achieve world class results for his weight loss patients.

But First, Health

Bariatric surgery is not performed for cosmetic purposes. For patients who are significantly overweight, losing that weight is the single most important step they can take to improve their quality of life and health. The tremendous results obtained through bariatric surgery can have a more pronounced and positive effect on a patient’s life than almost any other area of medicine. The same is true for patients who lose weight with diet and exercise.

Plastic Surgery Considerations for Weight Loss Patients

  • Find a surgeon who has worked with post-bariatric patients or with people who have lost a lot of weight before undergoing your procedure. Dr. Shuster and his staff routinely work with weight loss patients and understand the circumstances. Many of South Florida’s most prominent bariatric surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Shuster.
  • Smoking greatly increases the risks and complications of plastic surgery after weight loss.
  • Patients should have completed their weight loss, and their weight should be relatively stable unless hanging skin (such as an abdominal apron) interferes with exercise or becomes a hygiene problem.
  • A stable metabolism is key. Patients will be monitored prior to surgery to assure adequate nutrition. This is necessary to promote post-operative healing.

Dr. Shuster is a true artist! I have had two surgeries with Dr. Shuster and would never consider using another surgeon. From your consultation to surgery and recovery he guides through each step. His staff is fantastic and available to you should you need anything at all! I couldn’t be more happy with my results!

Lisa M.

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Candidates for Surgery After Weight Loss

Dr. Shuster performs surgery after weight loss for those in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, FL areas and beyond. If you are considering these procedures, you may be an excellent candidate, provided you are a healthy, non-smoker with realistic expectations. Those who make ideal candidates…

  • Have skin and soft tissue laxity after weight loss, pregnancy, or due to age
  • Are at a healthy, stabilized weight and aren’t planning to lose more weight
  • Are willing and able to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise
  • Do not have any chronic medical conditions
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Why Choose Dr. Shuster?

Respected for his exceptional patient care and results, Dr. Bernard A. Shuster, MD, PA, and his staff take care of you from your initial consultation through post-op. Surgery after weight loss is one of Dr. Shuster’s primary specialties. He will provide warm, inviting service and expert professionalism throughout your entire journey with him. Discerning patients from the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami areas and beyond visit Dr. Shuster because they know he will deliver the best results possible. With a fantastic location between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, our boutique practice has everything you need to complete your weight loss transformation and look absolutely incredible. We encourage you to research more about Dr. Shuster and his techniques. If you feel he is the right surgeon for you, we welcome you for a consultation.

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