Before and After Post-Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

By Leeann Morrissey © 2008-2009
PlasticSurgery.com Staff Writer

 

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of looking better" are sentiments from Sue – a post-bariatric patient with a new world of happiness thanks to her plastic surgeon, Philippe A. Capraro, M.D. Once weighing in at 260 pounds, Sue has just about cut that weight in half. Now, a much thinner, happier, woman has emerged thanks to gastric bypass surgery, her commitment to diet and exercise, and the efforts of her Denver plastic surgeon.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Procedures

“With extensive experience, he performs post-bariatric surgery about once a week”

Dr. Capraro is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as talented, caring, and funny, says Sue. With extensive experience, he performs post-bariatric surgery about once a week, which may consist of one or more of the following procedures:

As far as the above list goes, Sue underwent a good majority of them to attain a beautifully-sculpted body. Dr. Capraro performed her surgeries in three stages; first carrying out the lower body lift, which is a procedure that includes a tummy tuck, outer thigh lift, buttock lift, and pubic lift. About a year later, Sue went back for an inner thigh lift. Then another year later, the body contouring surgery was completed with an arm lift, a breast lift, and augmentation.

Body Contouring

(Sue before her body contouring surgeries, and after)

While her surgical procedures are extensive, Sue’s scarring isn’t. The surgical remnants are very light and continue to fade, which is greatly due to Dr. Capraro’s talents. As Sue explained: "I’d rather have some light scarring than the skin that was hanging."

“As Sue explained: "I’d rather have some light scarring than the skin that was hanging.”

Now feeling like a whole new woman who is happy to now buy better-fitting clothes, Sue attributes her successes to her exercise habits and the professionalism of Dr. Capraro. In fact, when discussing the treatment she received from her plastic surgeon, Sue frequently uses the term "phenomenal."

Just as she is happy to have undergone these life-altering procedures, Dr. Capraro is just as pleased to be able to perform them on people who are seeking a makeover: "I really enjoy operating on these patients because whatever you do they are pleased and thankful. They see such a big difference."