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Following years of general surgery I did a fellowship to study how to do bariatric surgery for one year. And then I did a second fellowship in cosmetic plastic surgery and that allows me to take my patients through the weight-loss procedure, assist them lose the access weight and in addition to that after they lose the weight I can do the reconstructive operation that would address the excess skin that they are going to have and that they may have after they lose the weight.When I began seeing Dr. Frenzel for my follow-ups I had lost about 100 pounds and I ended up losing about 115.
Following her gastric sleeve she had significant excess skin in multiple areas of her body. After 115 pounds you have a lot of skin that is sagging, and I required a entire reconstruction.Not each bariatric patient is going to require this type of surgical procedure, but if you lose over 100 pounds, the majority patients will have various skin issues. The five areas which are the biggest concerns are the abdomen, back, the breast, arms, and thighs.
When he saw that I was where I was pretty much going to be, and wasn’t going to lose anymore we started on the reconstruction. I of course wanted it all completed at once, and he said no it does not work like that. So it took time to complete. My first goal is to get the patient to a healthy weight. This is about getting the patient fit, but during that moment in time in this massive weight loss period, the patient can form this excess skin.It is not until we take the skin off, they finally say their conversion is done. Now when I look in the mirror, I see the person I know that I am. Cindy did very well, we got outstanding results. He gave me back me, because I’ve always been a very outgoing person. I love to be around people, we have a great life. I have a great life, because I get to be me.
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