C omplete your weight loss transformation
You’ve done what you needed to do to take control of your life. The meal plans. The doctors’ visits. The surgery. The recovery. Now, all that’s left is the loose skin from your old self. At Trillium Plastic Surgery, a post-bariatric body lift by Dr. Jason Hall will reposition your skin from head to toe to achieve a tighter frame and sleeker contour. With Dr. Hall’s dedication and care, you will finally be able to introduce yourself to the person in the mirror you’ve been working so hard to see.
P ost-bariatric body lift surgery focuses on the extra skin left over following massive weight loss. While our skin has the fantastic ability to stretch and snap back into place, this elasticity has limits. Age and massive weight loss can prevent the skin from snapping back, causing it to flap and sag. This “sagging” is known as skin laxity. Post-bariatric body lift surgery addresses skin laxity by removing excess skin and fat. Once Dr. Hall completes this process, he repositions your skin into its proper places to enhance your silhouette and improve freedom of movement. Your surgery will be performed in a surgery center and will last several hours using a general anesthetic. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hall will provide you with specific instructions on maximizing your results and minimizing recovery time during your consultation.
The cost of a post-bariatric body lift depends on the amount of skin and fat needing removal. There are also other procedures that can be done in conjunction with a body lift that could impact pricing.
The most important thing is making sure your procedure is done right. Dr. Jason Hall is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has the skills and experience to ensure your procedure gives you the best results possible for your situation. The amount of heartache and additional expense from revisional surgery is far more significant than the cost of getting it done right the first time. If you have more questions regarding financing for plastic surgery, you can review our Plastic Surgery Pricing page or contact us directly at (865) 973-9500.
One of the most common questions Dr. Hall gets about post-bariatric body lift surgery is whether it will be covered by insurance. To help, Dr. Hall wrote a blog post detailing the process of getting insurance for plastic surgery after massive weight loss.
Trilium Plastic Surgery works on a “third-party free” practice model. Dr. Hall works with his patients directly, rather than through insurance companies, who prioritize profits over patients. However, there may be options for you to coordinate directly with your insurance provider on this type of procedure. Each insurance company has its own criteria for this procedure (usually posted on their websites) with various requirements for coverage. Be sure to review this information before scheduling a consultation because some providers may need you to get a referral from your bariatric surgeon or primary care doctor before seeking consultation for plastic surgery. If you have questions about this process, contact our offices at (865) 973-9500 or use our contact form, and we’d be happy to assist you in finding answers.
To be considered for a life-changing procedure such as a Post-Bariatric Body Lift Asheville patients should meet the following criteria:
If you feel like you aren’t quite at your “ideal” weight just yet, don’t worry! Dr. Hall will review your medical history during your consultation and can help you map out a road map to your ideal body.
It is essential that our Asheville Post-Bariatric Body Lift paitents give themselves permission to focus on their healing following their surgery. It will take about a week for you to reorient yourself to your body. You may not be able to stand fully as your body adjusts to your flat tummy and tighter skin. You will want to take it slowly. Plan to take at least two weeks off work so you can focus on healing.
After two weeks, Dr. Hall will review your progress and, if your healing is on schedule, remove your drains. After that, you will need to continue following the recovery plan Dr. Hall provided to ensure your best results. You will also want to avoid strenuous or aerobic activity for at least six weeks after surgery.
Y ou will notice a visible difference immediately following surgery, although it may take some time for your final results to appear. However, once your swelling goes down as part of the healing process, you’ll start to notice tighter, smoother skin all over your body. The chafing, irritation, and rashes from excess skin will be gone!