Major Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Body Contouring)

Learn More About Major Weight Loss Surgery at Aurora Health Care

What is Major Weight Loss Surgery?

Major weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric body contouring, is a surgery to restore a more normal body shape and to reduce the excess skin and fat that is often left behind after a major weight loss.

Why Consider Major Weight Loss Surgery?

When people lose a lot of weight, they often find that the lack of tissue elasticity leaves excess skin and fat sagging, misshapen and hanging unnaturally. With a life-altering accomplishment, such as major weight loss, people want to feel good about their bodies. Major weight loss surgery, or body contouring, can help. By removing excess skin and fat, reshaping tissue, and improving tone of underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, cosmetic plastic surgeons at Aurora Health Care can create a new body shape and help you look as great as you feel.

If you have undergone dramatic weight loss, and you have reached your weight loss goal, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Surgeons can contour and reshape many parts of your body, including your face, chin and neck, arms, breasts, waist, back, buttocks, thighs and more. Think of this procedure as the final phase of your weight loss experience, helping you start a healthy life in your new body.

Note: Before undergoing major weight loss surgery, it’s important that you’re at your goal weight and remain at that weight. If you lose additional weight, sagging pockets of skin will likely redevelop, and if you rapidly regain weight, you will stress your skin even more, which can lead to stretch marks and obvious scarring. If you’ve had weight-reduction surgery and wish to have bariatric body contouring, talk with your plastic surgeon. He or she will let you know when you can safely begin body contouring procedures.

General Overview of Procedure

How is major weight loss surgery performed?

Major weight loss surgery, or bariatric body contouring, varies from person to person. Your surgery will depend on the areas of your body you wish to reshape. Once your weight has stabilized, you and your surgeon will discuss the procedures you wish to have and how each procedure will be performed.

Body contouring is not a one-step procedure. Your treatment plan likely will require many steps and multiple surgeries. The entire process may take months or even years to complete.

Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for Major Weight Loss Surgery?

At Aurora Health Care, you’re not just another patient. Your health is our first priority, and we want what’s best for you – even if that means you choose not to have major weight loss surgery

When you choose Aurora for cosmetic surgery, you’re choosing more than just a surgeon. You’re choosing an entire health care system that offers you much more than surgery. We offer a multidisciplinary team of doctors who work together to provide you with care that stands above the competition.

  • Every procedure is performed by a surgeon

Every person who performs cosmetic surgeries at Aurora is a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. That’s not always the case at cosmetic surgery centers.

You can also count on Aurora’s bariatric body contouring surgeons because:

  • We’re experienced experts

Cosmetic plastic surgeons at Aurora have years of experience. We understand what an important decision you have in front of you, and we will work with you to make the decisions that are best for you. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with bariatric body contouring, you can feel confident knowing that an entire team of physicians throughout the hospital is in your corner to ensure you get the best care possible. And our staff will be with you every step of the way to help and support you through the process.

  • Success and safety are our goals

At Aurora Health Care, your safety is our first priority. We go to great lengths to make sure that every procedure we perform is both safe and successful.

Is Major Weight Loss Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Whether major weight loss surgery will be covered by your insurance policy will depend upon a number of things, including whether your insurance company considers it an elective procedure. To find out whether your procedure will be covered – in part or in full – contact your insurance company directly.

How Do I Find a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Health Care?

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