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.
Surgery After Weight Loss with Dr. Teitelbaum
Surgery After Weight LossPatient Testimonial
"Two months ago I had an incredibly successful body lift surgery with Dr. Teitelbaum, after losing about 70lbs through diet and exercise. I am completely thrilled with the result, and every day I look in the mirror I am shocked and overjoyed at the beautiful body he has sculpted for me. I'll let the pictures tell the full story. I've yo-yod in my weight my whole life, but about 5 years ago I gained weight rapidly after a really difficult year. This surgery was the final chapter of my journey back to health: the part of the weight loss journey that I couldn't do on my own."
Dr. Teitelbaum wrote the tummy tuck chapter for this major textbook. The particular method he described is particularly helpful for weight loss patients because it also offers improvement for loose upper thighs.
Dr. Teitelbaum trained in surgery at Harvard, and there he developed a strong sense that his primary responsibility to his patients is his being a physician first and foremost.
Dr. Teitelbaum trained in surgery at Harvard, and there he developed a strong sense that his primary responsibility to his patients is his being a physician first and foremost. Some weight loss patients have significant medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, nutritional deficiencies, and others. Dr. Teitelbaum and his excellent staff are very experienced in successfully preparing patients with these sorts of medical problems for a safe and successful procedure.
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.
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, and sweaters did not fit right. They fit me but not my saggy, baggy upper arms!!!
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