David Stoker
Marina Del Rey
& Beverly Hills

(310) 300-1779
Flat & Toned Midsection

Tummy Tuck after Bariatric Surgery in Los Angeles

Bariatric surgery has become a popular procedure in recent years, helping many overweight-to-obese people lose large amounts of weight in short periods of time. Because substantial weight loss often leaves loose, hanging skin, having a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery is common.  Whether you have undergone gastric bypass surgery, like Roux-en-Y, or gastric banding (such as the Realize Band, the Lap-Band), a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery can complete the transformation you want.  Your bariatric procedure has set you on a course to a new, healthier you.

Dr.  David Stoker, a well-known tummy tuck surgeon in Los Angeles, can put the finishing touches on the dramatic progress you've made by performing a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery.

Dr. Stoker will be happy to meet with you personally to discuss your options. Call him at (310) 300-1779 or request an online consultation.

Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo Gallery

What is different about having a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery?
A tummy tuck after bariatric surgery is a procedure to remove a large amount excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.  The upper abdominal skin is then stretched smoothly and tightly across the entire abdomen.  Following substantial weight loss, the tummy tuck procedure is a bigger operation than the standard tummy tuck procedure.  It also frequently results in some of the most dramatic improvements achievable through plastic surgery.  For many patients following bariatric surgery, the tummy tuck is the most important step toward reclaiming their ideal shape.  It is also very important for many of the patients’ self-confidence.

Does insurance cover tummy tucks after bariatric surgery?
For patients who have medical problems due to severe excess skin, medical insurance will sometimes cover the tummy tuck procedure.  Typically, these patients have a documented history of rashes in the folds of extra skin that are recurrent despite treatment with topical medications.  Medical insurance does not usually cover tummy tucks for strictly cosmetic reasons.

What is a panniculectomy?
A panniculectomy is a tummy tuck procedure that focuses on removal of hanging skin on the lower abdomen.  This procedure is appropriate for the more the severe cases of abdominal skin excess.  The upper abdomen is improved to a smaller extent.  This procedure is typically indicated for medically necessary skin removal surgery.

 What else should I know about having a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery?
Although weight loss and a smaller figure may be your primary goals in seeking bariatric surgery, your overall health will also improve dramatically. This is why so many employers and insurance plans are now helping overweight people receive this life-changing procedure.

For many patients a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery is the final step in their weight loss transformation.  

Take the Next Step:
To get further information on the benefits of a tummy tuck after bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Stoker at (310) 300-1779 or request an online consultation.

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker performs plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. David Stoker has also gained widespread recognition for liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures. He serves men and women throughout Southern California (including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Long Beach, Santa Monica) and the rest of the world.