As bariatric surgery such as Lap-Bands, gastric bypasses, and gastric sleeve surgery has grown, Dr. Teitelbaum has seen increasing numbers of patients for plastic surgery following massive weight loss. Many others seek plastic surgery after losing weight through a disciplined diet and exercise program.
This early experience prompted Dr. Teitelbaum to visit the late Dr. Ted Lockwood in Kansas City, who was the pioneer of current plastic surgery techniques for patients who have lost significant amounts of weight. Dr. Teitelbaum also attended the very first plastic surgery meeting devoted exclusively to discussing post-bariatric plastic surgery.
He has a very experienced and well-studied level of understanding about these problems and their solutions. He guides patients through their options with ease and clarity.
As much variability as there is between any patients having a particular problem, there is even more variability in patients who have lost large amounts of weight. Different amounts and distributions of weight gain and loss leads to unique situations for nearly every weight loss patient. This means that no two patients need exactly the same procedure or procedures. Dr. Teitelbaum’s experience with weight loss patients enables him to determine the ideal procedure. And since these problems affect multiple body areas, Dr. Teitelbaum’s experience is beneficial in deciding which procedures should be done together or separately.