POST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY & POST BARIATRIC SURGERY BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Right oblique view of a post weight loss surgery patient. Dr. Zuckerman performed a tummy tuck after this patient had previously lost 100lbs. Images taken before surgery and three months post-op.

Right oblique view of a post post weight loss surgery patient. Dr. Zuckerman performed a tummy tuck after this patient had previously lost 100lbs. Images taken before surgery and three months post-op.

Introduction to Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery

If you have recently lost a large amount of weight or undergone bariatric surgery, congratulations as you have taken a major step towards living a healthier life. Dr. Zuckerman can eliminate the residual signs of your previous weight including extra skin folds and fat pockets with a variety of plastic surgery and body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty fleur-de-lis, body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and more. Post weight loss surgery is very much customized to the patient and depends on the amount of fat lost, skin elasticity and other factors.


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Am I A Candidate For Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery?



You’ve worked very hard to lose significant amounts of weight, and now may be the time for the next stage – addressing the aesthetic effects of weight loss. Extra skin folds and fat pockets brought on by significant weight loss are common after-effects that patients experience following bariatric surgery. These effects can be addressed with a variety of plastic surgery and body contouring procedures available from Dr. Zuckerman. He can provide you with safe, effective treatment designed to eliminate excess fat and skin folds left over from significant weight loss. Dr. Zuckerman is one of the most experienced in the area, and was educated and trained at some of the most respected medical institutions and universities such as Brown University and New York University. Dr. Zuckerman can help you achieve your goals of having a fit, contoured physique to go with your new, slender appearance. You may be a good candidate for post weight loss surgery if you have:

• Excess skin or fat in abdomen, flanks, lower back, or breasts
• Excess skin or fat in the buttocks or thighs
• Excess skin in the arms or next

Post weight loss surgery can address all of the issues above, and Dr. Zuckerman will help you tailor the specific plastic surgery procedures you may require. At your initial consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address your questions and concerns, and discuss all aspects of procedures you are considering. You will also meet with a patient care coordinator who is an expert in post-weight loss surgery procedures and can help guide you throughout the treatment process. Dr. Zuckerman’s staff will also be happy to speak with you about insurance questions and financing options for these procedures.


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Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery in Detail



Post weight loss surgery is for individuals who have lost large amounts of weight through traditional diet and exercise and for those who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding. Often this patients experience drooping, excess skin folds and pockets of fat in many areas of the body. This can not only diminish a patient’s self-confidence, but can also cause skin infections and problems with hygiene. Post-bariatric surgery and after-weight loss surgery involve procedures designed to eliminate these areas of excess fat and loose skin for a more contoured appearance. While adapting a more healthy diet and a steady exercise regimen are standard parts of the post-bariatric surgery process, cosmetic enhancement procedures can go a long way in helping you attain a tighter, fit-looking physique.

Dr. Zuckerman will meet with you in an initial consultation and go over all aspects of post-bariatric surgery procedures with you. He will work with you to develop an ideal plan based on your aesthetic enhancement priorities. We can also answer your questions regarding insurance coverage and financing options available for procedures you are considering. Please contact Dr. Zuckerman’s offices to schedule a consultation. Dr. Zuckerman’s expert post-weight loss patient coordinator will assist you with your needs throughout the treatment process.

Body Lift Procedures

After-weight loss procedures can involve a number of procedures designed to provide more defined contours and tighter skin to your body. Many of these options can be combined for a total or partial body lift. Dr. Zuckerman offers phased surgery treatment programs that will address a variety of body areas with surgical procedures performed in stages. He will discuss the details of our programs with you during your initial consultation. Major procedures include:

Lower body lift (Torso lift)

A lower body lift involves removing excess fat and skin from the area of the midsection. These areas can include the buttocks, hips, love handles, abdomen, and thighs. Excess fat is eliminated and the remaining skin pulled taut for a tighter, fit appearance.

Lower body lift procedures involve an incision made around the belt-line and across the lower part of the stomach, down to the inner thighs. Dr. Zuckerman will remove extra skin and excess fat, and tighten the remaining skin for a smoother, more toned aesthetic.

Upper body lift

An upper body lift focuses on the arms, back, and breasts. Excess fat and skin folds are eliminated in these areas and the remaining skin is sculpted to achieve a firmer aesthetic. The upper body lift can be combined with a lower body lift for a complete body contouring makeover.

This procedure involves a number of smaller procedures, such as the breast lift and arm lift, performed in combination to achieve more complete skin tightening and elimination of excess skin folds and fat deposits in the upper regions of the body.

Patients should also be aware that there will be scarring after body lift procedures; however, scars typically lighten over time and become less noticeable. Dr. Zuckerman is one of the most experienced in the New York region. He is highly skilled and adept at making scars from surgical procedures as discreet and easily hidden as possible.

Panniculectomy Procedures

One of the areas of the body that can be particularly affected by significant weight loss is the lower stomach. Excess skin that hangs below the belt line is referred to as the pannus, and can be so severe that it can often cause skin ulcers, rashes, back pain, and problems maintaining hygiene. This condition can also make it difficult to walk and even stand. Dr. Zuckerman can perform a panniculectomy to get rid of the excess skin and fat that causes the pannus to form.

Dr. Zuckerman will remove the excess through two incisions made in the lower abdominal region and the pubic area. The remaining skin will be pulled taut. A panniculectomy typically takes about three to four hours to complete.

Other Body Lift and Contouring Procedures

A number of procedures for body contouring are available that focus on specific areas. These can be performed one at a time, or in combination for those who are candidates for body lift surgery. They include:

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Breast Lift
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast Reduction
Facial Enhancement
Thigh Lift
Buttock Lift
Liposuction
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Depending on the extent of your surgery, some post-weight loss procedures can be performed in the operating room at Dr. Zuckerman’s midtown Manhattan facility. Dr. Zuckerman also has privileges at major hospitals in New York City including Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Zuckerman’s patient coordinator will be here to help you through the process of post-weight loss surgical procedures. They can assist you with insurance coverage, financing information and many other aspects of pre- and post-operative surgery. Dr. Zuckerman and his team are committed to helping you realize your ultimate weight loss goals. As part of our program, we can connect you with previous patients who can help you through your decision-making process and continue down the road to better health and an improved appearance.

Dr. Zuckerman partners with leading bariatric surgeons, nutritionists, physical trainers, and psychologists in the region to help create life change. We also offer free seminars to discuss the range of post-weight surgery options available to you.

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Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery Recovery



Recovery from post weight loss surgery procedures varies and will depend on the type and extent of procedures you undergo. Full recovery from lower and upper body lift procedures may take up to two months for the body to completely heal. Although scarring from surgical procedures is often inevitable, the appearance of scars typically fade with time. Dr. Zuckerman works to minimize scarring and place incisions in areas of the body where scars can be easily hidden. Compression garments and scar reduction products can also help to reduce the noticeable signs of scarring after surgery. During your initial post-weight loss surgery consultation, you will receive more detailed recovery information once Dr. Zuckerman has determined the specific procedures you are considering.

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Before & After Images of Dr. Zuckerman’s Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery



Frontal view of a post weight loss surgery patient. Dr. Zuckerman performed a tummy tuck after this patient had previously lost 100lbs. Images taken before surgery and three months post-op.
Left oblique view of a post weight loss surgery patient. Dr. Zuckerman performed a tummy tuck after this patient had previously lost 100lbs. Images taken before surgery and three months post-op.

Dr. Zuckerman publishes many of his previous post weight loss surgery & post bariatric surgery results with patient consent. The before and after image gallery has pairs of high resolution images from three to four angles for each patient. Many prospective patients enjoy finding a similar case to their own that Dr. Zuckerman has performed in the past. Take a look through the gallery by clicking on the button below.


BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY

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Risks of Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery



As with recovery time, the risks and benefits of body contouring surgery vary with each procedure. Dr. Zuckerman is well-trained and experienced with these procedures, and he makes every effort to minimize the risk of complications before, during, and after surgery. At your initial consultation, Dr. Zuckerman will discuss all aspects of procedures with you and address any questions or concerns you may have. At this consultation, you will also begin discussing which procedures may be the best options to meet your goals. For more information on possible risks of this procedure, you may visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page or The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery page, in both of which Dr. Zuckerman is an active member.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery



Below are the answers to some questions Dr. Zuckerman most frequently receives from prospective patients. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to contact Dr. Zuckerman’s office, and a member of his staff will be glad to reach out to you.

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Schedule Your Post Weight Loss Surgery & Post Bariatric Surgery Consultation with Dr. Zuckerman



Are you ready for your post weight loss surgery & post bariatric surgery consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? He will perform a thorough evaluation of your desired outcome and needs based on your anatomy and medical history. Dr. Zuckerman will also address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery and discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office by clicking the button below or by calling 212-231-9897. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York City to have surgery with him.


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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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