Post Bariatric Body Contour
Dr. John Pedersen
When can I have the surgery?
Generally would like to see a stable weight for many months. I am in contact with your bariatric team and will have an idea of your weight pattern and your goals

Does insurance approve any surgery?
All insurance companies are different. Some will approve portions of body contouring. Every patient has unique characteristics which may fulfill a given insurance predetermination.

How long is recovery?
Usually one week is a

Do I need to stay in the Hospital?
All of the surgery is performed as outpatient surgery.

Where do I begin?
A consultation with me is the first step to learn how body contouring following major weight loss/ bariatric surgery can help you achieve better health and an improved appearance. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about body contouring in a non- pressured environment, and will include a discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case, the options available in body contouring surgery, the likely outcomes of body contouring procedures and any associated risks or potential complications. The course of treatment I will also answer your questions.

What is the Evaluation?
Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of your surgery. These will be carefully evaluated during your consultation. The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction require that you honestly share your expectations, fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs and commit to precisely following all of your plastic surgeon's instructions.

What about Safety?
By making the decision to consult with your plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety. Certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification designates surgeons who are specifically trained in plastic surgery of the face and entire body. Membership in the highly esteemed society, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery demonstrates commitment to patient safety.

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