Many patients who undergo bariatric weight loss surgery desire to continue their transformation with cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Frenzel is the only dual-fellowship trained bariatric and cosmetic plastic surgeon in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and East Texas area. In fact, he is one of only a few in the entire country. With extended expertise in bariatric and post-bariatric cosmetic plastic surgery, he is able to help patients walk through a weight loss journey that is life changing.
An initial consultation is crucial to begin the post-bariatric cosmetic process. Because, with any surgery, there are some uncertainties and risks, it is important to meet with Dr. Frenzel and learn about the surgery you are interested in. Awareness of your health history and family medical history can reduce these risks.
Once you have discussed your areas of concern with Dr. Frenzel, you will be able to better choose the cosmetic surgery that is best for you.
Abdominoplasty is designed to remove excess fat and skin and tighten the muscles along the abdominal wall. The arm lift, brachioplasty, is a procedure that reshapes the underside of the upper arm, removing saggy skin. This surgery takes about three hours and takes about four weeks for recovery. Breast augmentation enhances the size of the breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline. About a two hour surgery with local or general anesthesia, this is one of the most popular post-bariatric surgeries.
In addition to these cosmetic procedures, Dr. Frenzel offers a wide variety of surgical options to remove excess skin and give you the look you’ve always wanted. One of the benefits of post-bariatric surgery is the psychological improvements of patients—improved self-confidence!
A Blepharoplasty, eyelid lift, is available for patients looking to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. During this surgery, excess fat, skin, and muscle is removed in about one to three hours. Facelift surgery, forehead lift, brow lift, and thigh lift surgeries are also available to reduce excess skin and fat for a more proportional contour.
Liposuction, in addition to breast augmentation, is among the most popular post-bariatric weight loss surgeries. Liposuction improves the body shape by removing fat deposits that are stubborn and not corrected with exercise. During this surgery, a tube and vacuum device is used to remove the fat deposits. Common locations for liposuction include chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, abdomen, hips, above the breasts, buttocks, knees, ankles, thighs, and calves.
Each of the post weight loss surgery cosmetic procedures are designed to correct problem areas and leave you with the appearance you want. While cosmetic surgery can be a purely aesthetic solution, many of these procedures may also fulfill true medical needs.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Frenzel to discuss your areas of concern and determine which cosmetic surgery is best for you.