After Weight Loss Surgery in Altoona, WI

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Men and women who accomplish major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big roadblock in life. In some cases, however, while their new figure represents a huge accomplishment, some individuals will face new frustrations. This is due to the sagging and loose skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot conform to the new body frame. Regardless of where the sagging skin resides, cosmetic surgery is necessary to resolve the issue. Our office offers after weight loss surgery, which can be a life-changing treatment at Premier Surgical Arts and also serves as a final step in their weight loss journey.

What are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

Losing a significant amount of weight is a major accomplishment, but the loose skin that remains can prevent some people from feeling truly proud of their results. After weight loss surgery restores your natural contours and shape, resulting in a more toned appearance overall. This procedure is especially beneficial for patients who struggle with rashes and skin irritations caused by folds of skin rubbing against each other. You may also find that clothes fit better and more comfortably.

The ideal candidates for after weight loss surgery are those who have excessive loose skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. In most cases, this issue is seen early on as a patient loses weight. If you have hanging skin, surgery at Premier Surgical Arts can reduce the issue and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It's recommended that patients are close to their goal weight before having this procedure.

Cosmetic skin removal surgery is almost always considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and can take between 3 – 7 hours, varying based on the number of procedures combined. Usually, a hospital stay is necessary. Fat removal is usually used during surgery to remove isolated fat pockets, followed by skin removal. This operation does require larger incisions than most other cosmetic procedures so scarring will be a part of this treatment. During surgery, every effort is made by Dr. Demaree to make the incisions as discreet as possible. Dr. Demaree or a member of his team will give you comprehensive scar healing instructions for a healthy outcome.

After your procedure, you will need to allow a week or two to rest at home. Tubes may be inserted near the incision sites to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments will be provided to reduce swelling. For the average person, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel good enough to resume everyday activities, but considering the complexity of the surgery, it may take longer. Dr. Demaree finds that most of his patients are recovered around six months. Skin removal surgery can be life changing for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Finally, you will feel confident and wear the clothes you want and move freely without excess skin keeping you from the things you love to do.

Dr. Demaree was a great surgeon! I went to my consultation nervous. Him and his staff made the entire experience comfortable and they all are very knowledgeable and answer all questions you have. After my surgery his staff contacted me to make sure I was doing good. They followed up multiple days after as well. I can tell they truly do care about their patients. I have recommended many people to Premier Surgical Arts after my wonderful experience!

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Had a wonderful experience at Premier Surgical Arts, highly recommend going here for any cosmetic needs! Brand new building with extremely friendly and professional staff. Stephanie, Amber and Shea were wonderful! I’ll be back!

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Beautiful, modern building and the staff was very professional, kind, and smart. I will be recommending this to my friends and family!

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This office is gorgeous and the team is fabulous! I felt so comfortable with my treatment plan and the cost associated with it. My results are natural and beautiful. I am beyond pleased with my experience and will be recommending them to everyone I know!! Thank you!

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Premier Surgical Arts is a new cosmetic surgery practice in Altoona, but Amber has been doing injections for about 10 years. She did a wonderful job with my Daxxify injections. I am quite happy with the results and will definitely be back!

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Weight loss is such an outstanding accomplishment, and we congratulate you if you finally met your weight loss goals. If sagging and wrinkly skin is a problem, our staff encourages you to learn more about your options for skin removal and body contouring. After weight loss surgery could further sculpt your physique and help you to achieve and surpass each of the exciting body goals you made for yourself. Call Premier Surgical Arts in Altoona, WI to schedule your consultation.

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When should I get after weight loss surgery? Should I be done losing weight naturally?

When you have lost a significant amount of weight, loose skin will become visible, and it is usually around this time that you should schedule your initial consultation at Premier Surgical Arts. During this consultation, Dr. Demaree can discuss how to prepare for your after weight loss surgery and what might be part of your surgical plan. Before scheduling after weight loss surgery, you should be at or near a stable weight.

Can I use insurance to pay for my after weight loss surgery?

Health insurance, for the most part, will not usually pay for the costs of elective surgery. However, policies do vary and weight loss patients may be covered where excess skin is deemed a medical concern. If you would like to use your insurance company, please let Dr. Demaree know during your consultation. He will help you get the necessary information and paperwork to submit to your insurance company.

What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?

Typical areas that are addressed during after weight loss surgery are the stomach, butt, upper thighs, breasts, neck, and arms. For your initial consultation, Dr. Demaree will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination. When this is done, he can give you his recommendations for what should be part of your surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.