After Weight Loss Surgery


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Tens of thousands of patients each year lose more than 80 pounds either through weight loss surgery or lifestyle change. The result is often loose skin, excess skin and areas of the body that hang or drift south.


Body Contouring Surgery involves many areas including; BodyLift surgery, breast reconstruction, arm reduction, upper back reduction and thigh lift surgery. Both Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin are internationally renowned for research and performance of outpatient body contouring procedures. Our all inclusive pricing and convenient AAAHC certified facility with overnight guest suite allows us immediate access to patients during recovery and reduces costs.


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This type of surgery actually involves a number of procedures that cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin can perform at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City. The surgeries are designed to remove excessively loose skin and tighten the remaining skin for a more contoured look. Common after weight loss procedures are body lifts, thigh lifts, arm lifts and tummy tucks. More than one surgery can be performed to maximize results.


Conditions Treated

Weight loss patients often realize the need for skin removal surgery when the following conditions become evident as they near their goal weight:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Loose folds of skin around the abdomen
  • Hanging skin and fat pockets around the hips
  • Sagging skin and excessive wrinkling around the buttocks area
  • Hanging skin from the inner thigh to the knee area
  • “Bat wings” or loose skin on the underside of the arms
  • “Turtle neck” or loose skin around the neck
Many of these conditions are inevitable after any major weight loss because skin, when stretched for a long time, loses its elasticity and fails to shrink back as the body becomes smaller.



Words can’t begin to express how happy I am with my experience! Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. Follow up and organization are on point. My results- I can’t begin to explain how amazing they are! I lost 120lbs and was worried about which surgeon to pick who would really do my new body justice. I went to others who had limited before/afters and just wasn’t confident in them. After one consult with Dr. Nuveen I knew he was the doctor for me! He has perfected post weight loss body contouring to take a fraction of the time and heal 2x as fast. It sounded too good to be true. But I’m 8 days post op and I can honestly say he was right!!! I couldn’t imagine why someone would go anywhere else. You’re treated like royalty from day one. I’m forever going to sing the praises of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates!!!

A.F.



Combination Surgeries

Body Contouring surgery after weight loss are used to remove excess skin and fat that is loose, excessive or hanging. We like to say that there is often a “drift south”. We often recommend grouping certain treatments together as they relate to the lower or upper body in order to minimize the costs, the risks of multiple procedures and improved safety and satisfaction with minimizing recovery times. An example of how a surgeon may group the surgeries include:

  • Total Upper Body Lift: This includes arm reductions, axilloplasty, breast lift often simultaneously with implants.
  • BodyLift surgery: This includes a buttocks lift, lateral thigh and complete abdominoplasty simultaneously.


During/After Surgeries

After weight loss surgery is considered a major operation in which general anesthesia is often utilized, but not exclusively. The average duration of surgery is between 2-3 hours. All of these procedures are performed with a minimum of two experiences surgeons simultaneously. Multiple concomitant surgical procedures can be combined without increasing risks. This is always at the discretion of your physician. An overnight stay in the hospital is NOT required or recommended.

Our research has proven increased safety and satisfaction with outpatient care after surgery, you go home! At least one drain is used in these cases. Bleeding can occur that requires transfusion. Hospital admission can occur, but to date has not. Scaring is an integral part of these surgeries but we do the finest work that can be done, followed by a comprehensive after surgery scar management system proven to reduce scaring. For many patients (99% in our research), the results after surgery are so positive and impactful, they are life-changing.

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    Reviews



    Words can’t begin to express how happy I am with my experience! Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. Follow up and organization are on point. My results- I can’t begin to explain how amazing they are! I lost 120lbs and was worried about which surgeon to pick who would really do my new body justice. I went to others who had limited before/afters and just wasn’t confident in them. After one consult with Dr. Nuveen I knew he was the doctor for me! He has perfected post weight loss body contouring to take a fraction of the time and heal 2x as fast. It sounded too good to be true. But I’m 8 days post op and I can honestly say he was right!!! I couldn’t imagine why someone would go anywhere else. You’re treated like royalty from day one. I’m forever going to sing the praises of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates!!!

    A.F.


    This is ONE AMAZING SURGEON!! The entire staff at CSA is beyond incredible! Dr. Nuveen has the most caring, kind and compassionate personality. He truly loves what he does and it shows. I have had multiple procedures after a massive weight loss and he has surpassed every expectation I ever had. He calls to check on you personally, and will answer your call no matter what time it is. I have never had any medical professional offer that service. I am spoiled to being treated like royalty at CSA! I could not be more pleased with my results and would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Nuveen and staff to ANYONE!! I come from out of state, and it is well worth the travel. Beyond the best!!! Thank you so very much Dr. Nuveen for changing my life!!!

    S.S.


    Dr. Caplin is so amazing, and very sweet, as are her nurses. My surgery was done very quickly and the recovery has gone well so far. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon and nurses!

    Laila Russell

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    After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs


    Ideal timing?

    Ideal body weight prior to surgery depends upon stability and health. Patients are all recommended to have a BMI (Body Mass Index) below 30 prior to surgery, but some are not stable at this level. Therefore, we often accept patients with no other associated medical conditions up to a BMI of up to 40. It is common that during the surgical procedures we perform, patients will lose 15-35 pounds from removal of excess skin and fat. Often, after surgical removal of excess skin, patients accelerate in their weight loss due to joy and increased mobility. This is the case when loose skin gets in the way of the patient’s daily physical activities.

    Common areas treated?

    Typical body parts that are addressed for surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms and neck. The most common areas for improvement include the breasts and abdominal area, which can usually be done at the same time. During the course of losing weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious and it is usually around this time that patients begin consulting with a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon. You must realize that this is a HIGHLY specialized area of cosmetic surgery and should only be performed by experts.

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