About Massive Weight Loss Surgery
When a patient has had massive weight loss often the excess skin and tissue that remain can interfere with movement, become a conduit for rashes and hold odor, and even prevent you from getting into the clothing you should be able to wear with your new body and frankly getting to see the new body hiding beneath the excess skin. MWL is life-changing and many patients desire “putting a bow” on the final package, as this is a major achievement! Typically, these types of surgical procedures are considered after maintaining your goal weight for at least 3 months.
What Are The Benefits Of Massive Weight Loss Surgery?
A custom-tailored massive weight loss surgery designed and performed by Dr. Ellsworth can dramatically remake your appearance and your overall outlook with great benefits, including:
- Removing excess, hanging skin
- Tightening loose skin
- Enhancing the body aesthetic and harmony
- Accentuating natural curves
- Contouring the face and body
- Increasing mobility
- Reducing irritation and chafing
- Improving posture
- Treating multiple body areas
- Improving hygiene
- Boosting self-image and confidence
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Cannot recommend Dr. Ellsworth and his team enough. As a woman looking for good recommendations for a Mommy makeover, I only had Instagram posts to go by as many women aren’t openly recommending this procedure on Google reviews as they are public and not anonymous. However, my family is in the medical industry and Dr. Ellsworth comes highly recommended by other doctors because he puts your safety and wishes FIRST. I had one other consult with a popular Houston Plastic Surgeon on Instagram and honestly, I didn’t feel “heard”. Most plastic surgeons have their own aesthetic, and they say go to a surgeon who matches your aesthetic goals. Well, Dr. Ellsworth listens to YOU and matches YOUR aesthetic goals. As it should be! Dr. Ellsworth does not have many pictures online anywhere but let me tell you, I could not be happier with my results thus far and I am only 11 weeks post-op. My first stage I had a circumferential abdominoplasty and a buttock aug, NOT a BBL. He does a different procedure because BBLs are dangerous! (Google them). I also think BBLs don’t look natural and I wanted a natural looking result. I LOVE my results!! His bedside manner and his support staff has made this an amazing experience. Carina Nelson (his PA) is also the best!! I have staged my procedures as this was recommended. I have lost excessive weight and he wants to take time to make sure it is done as I wanted and safely. I cannot wait to see my results after stage 2 is done this summer. I get SOOOOOOOOOO many compliments already on stage 1 and I tell anyone who comments that it was with the help of an amazing plastic surgeon!! I have no shame! After 3 kids and losing 80lbs, I couldn’t look this good without Dr.Ellsworth and Carina!! Thank you!!! I will update after stage 2, I expect it to be an equally amazing experience. Do yourself a favor and definitely go in for a consult with Dr. Ellsworth and his staff if you are shopping around for a plastic surgeon, you will NOT regret it!"- K.M. / Office Visit / Jun 07, 2022
"Recomiendo 100% al Dr. Ellsworth y todo el staff Que trabaja en sus equipo en especial Carina y Cecilia. Este año tuve dos procedimientos tissue expander y DIEP Flap para reconstruir después de una mastectomia. Estoy satisfecha con los resultados, es increíble como pude volver a la normalidad. La recuperación y proceso del DIEP flap puede ser intimidante. Pero vale la pena, ya que los resultados son asombrosos. La naturalidad y la sensibilidad están volviendo. Agradezco mucho haberme encontrado a este equipo profesional, y me siento afortunada que me hayan recomendado este procedimiento. Gracias una vez más por su ayuda, y excelente trabajo profesional."- V.V. / Facebook / Nov 30, 2021
"If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon who is attentive, professional and has genuine bedside manner, look no further. You will be in good hands. My mommy makeover was easy and my recovery was a breeze! Dr. Ellsworth and his team of amazing PAs, nurses and front office staff were amazing. I am pleased and thrilled with my results!!"- A.A. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"Ally is very personable, knows her stuff, and she is very gentle!! I will definitely be back!"- J.R. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
How is Massive Weight Loss Surgery Performed?
At Ellsworth Plastic Surgery we offer many different body contouring surgical procedures are available to help you reach your desired outcome:
- Breast lift, augmentation as well as excess skin removal from the chest for men.
- Abdominoplasty will remove excess skin and tissue from the abdomen and provide you with a cinched waist and flat tummy.
- Brachioplasty can remove the excess skin and tissue from sagging arms and provide you with a leaner, toned arm.
- Facial rejuvenation will help address the jowling and sagging of the face and neck.
- Thigh-lifts, butt lifts are also an option for sagging and loss of volume.
- Body lifts are typically done in a 360-degree fashion. It is like pulling up stockings and fastening them into place.
All of these procedures are custom-tailored to your individual needs and help you obtain your desired look and achieve your new you!
Massive Weight Loss Surgery FAQ
When should I get after weight loss surgery?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, loose skin will become more obvious. At that time, you should schedule a consultation at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery. During this initial consultation, Dr. Ellsworth can discuss how to prepare for your surgery and what might be part of your custom treatment plan. Before scheduling surgery, you should be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after massive weight loss surgery?
Your recovery will depend on your surgical treatment plan. If you're getting many areas treated, your recovery will take more time. In your initial consultation, Dr. Ellsworth will discuss what you can expect during your recovery and offer suggestions to make you more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery will need to be scheduled so he can assess your healing.
What will be included in massive weight loss surgery?
Typical areas that are a part of massive weight loss surgery are the abdomen, butt, upper thighs, arms, neck, and breasts. In your initial consultation, Dr. Ellsworth will understand your needs and concerns before performing a physical exam of your body. Once this is done, he will give you suggestions on what needs to be part of your surgery.