Weight Loss / Bariatric
More patients than ever are successfully losing large amounts of weight and fortunately experienced plastic surgeons have more they can do to help these patients than ever before. While the weight loss takes off fat, the skin most times does not adequately tighten. To achieve the slim figure that motivated these triumphant individuals in the first place, plastic surgery is often the only solution.
Dr. Teitelbaum went to Kansas City to learn from the modern pioneer of post-bariatric plastic surgery, the late Dr. Ted Lockwood. He then went on to become one of the first plastic surgeons in Los Angeles to perform contemporary body lifting surgery. He has since had many male and female patients from around the country thrilled about how Dr. Teitelbaum could “put the icing on the cake” of their phenomenal weight loss successes.
In March, 2010, I had Bariatric Surgery! My Gastric Sleeve procedure went very well and I have lost 115 lbs. However, I found that I had a new problem. I happily could go into a store and buy NORMAL size clothes for my new much smaller body only for below my waist. All tops, jackets, sweaters did not fit right. They fit me but not my saggy, baggy upper arms!!!
In April, 2011, I went to Dr. Teitelbaum for help. He agreed to operate on my upper arms and remove all the excess skin and tissue. What a Relief!!! He did my surgery in April and after the period of healing, I now have pretty new tops, jackets and sweaters and I feel like a million bucks.
I have lovely, new outfits that match instead of pieced together to allow for my arms. I am doing water aerobics and not wearing a long sleeve tee shirt to try and camouflage my saggy upper arms. I can even wear tank tops! The scars are not as well hidden as his usual scars but that is not possible due to location. He hid them as well as possible and no one has asked me about them!
I would have the surgery again in a second. I had very little pain and the results are so worth it!
Thanks, Dr. T!!!!