Post-Weight Loss Surgery

In Nashville


Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Loose, inelastic skin and stubborn excess fat are common problems after weight loss or as an effect of aging. If diligent diet and exercise regimens have fallen short of helping you achieve your ideal figure, you are not alone. Our bodies are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain locations, and for many people, this means fat is deposited in undesirable locations. Weight loss is often just the start of your journey to looking your best. Post-Weight Loss Surgery is sought out by many patients to contour and shape the body to eliminate excess skin and undesirable remnants from weight loss. 

If you are considering Post-Weight Loss Surgery, come and see Dr. Alton Ingram at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville, TN. Dr. Ingram is a top-rated board-certified cosmetic surgeon who understands the importance of safe, medical care. He and his team will take care of you. Find out how Dr. Ingram can help make you look and feel your best.

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What is Post-Weight Loss Surgery?

Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville can often be referred to commonly as body contouring. This is because there are a range of techniques that can be applied to various aspects of the body, depending on where you are looking to focus your treatment. Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.

Body contouring procedures may include:

  • Arm Lift: correct sagging of the upper arms
  • Breast Lift: correct sagging, flattened breasts
  • Facelift: correct sagging of the mid-face, jowls and neck
  • Lower body lifts: correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
  • Medial Thigh Lift: correct sagging of the inner thigh
  • Tummy Tuck: correct apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen

Who Are The Best Candidates for Post-Weight Loss Surgery?

When considering Post-Weight Loss Surgery, we look for patients who have realistic goals, who have no major underlying health issues, and who are committed to a healthy lifestyle that supports the surgery and contouring they have had. Dr. Ingram also performs this procedure on adults whose weight loss has stabilized. If you are keen to learn whether you are the right candidate for this procedure, call Dr. Ingram today and schedule a consultation

What are the Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Surgery?

The main benefit of Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville is getting rid of excess skin that remains after losing a substantial amount of weight. Because of this, the body requires precise contouring to restore your shape. Post-Weight Loss Surgery can also:

  • Bring renewed confidence
  • Help you look and feel fit
  • Enable you to wear better-fitting clothes
  • Feel happier about your body overall

To learn more about how Post-Weight Loss Surgery can benefit you, call Dr. Ingram today for a consultation.

First Steps

What’s The First Step?

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The first step to getting Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville is to book a consultation with Dr. Ingram. By scheduling a consultation, you will get to meet Dr. Ingram, who will answer any questions you may have, examine your body, and discuss the options that would be best for you. You will also be asked questions about your medical history and current lifestyle. It is very important to be open and honest with Dr. Ingram during this consultation as it will help him make the best possible decisions and avoid any unnecessary risks. 

Below we’ve outlined some of the more common procedures :

  • Arm Lift: correct sagging of the upper arms
  • Breast Lift: correct sagging, flattened breasts
  • Facelift: correct sagging of the mid-face, jowls and neck
  • Lower body lifts: correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
  • Medial Thigh Lift: correct sagging of the inner thigh
  • Tummy Tuck: correct apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen

If you wish to move forward with Post-Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. Ingram will create your personalized procedure plan and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgery date and time. We will also provide you with some instructions to follow before your surgery, which may include fasting or abstaining from certain medications.

What to Expect on the Day of Post-Weight Loss Surgery

On the day of your Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville, you will first meet with Dr. Ingramto discuss the details of your surgery. Once you have been prepped for surgery, the first step will be for our Anesthesiologist to administer a type of anesthesia to numb the intended treatment areas. 

Dr. Ingram will begin your surgery by making the necessary incisions. All body contouring procedures require large incisions to remove excess skin. In many cases, these incisions may be extensive. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and Dr. Ingram’s judgment. 

Body contouring is often performed in stages. Your particular condition and goals, as well as your plastic surgeon’s best judgment, will all influence how your doctor defines a surgical plan.

Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Ingram will close the incision and prepare you for recovery. 

Post-Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

During your recovery from Post-Weight Loss Surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions following the procedure.

Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site(s)
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • When to follow up with Dr. Ingram

You may be instructed to avoid bending, straining, or lifting for several days to weeks. Where tightening of the abdomen or thighs is involved, your plastic surgeon may also instruct you to avoid standing fully upright and stressing any internal sutures as they heal and to sleep with pillows elevating your knees.

To minimize the risk of DVT (blood clots in the legs) you will need to be up and walking as soon as possible, and drinking plenty of fluid. It is important to follow all the advice laid out by Dr. Ingram and his team to ensure a smooth recovery and healing process.

Post-Weight Loss Surgery Cost

How Much Does Post-Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Nashville, TN?

The cost of Post-Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville varies based on the following: 

  • The number of contouring procedures required
  • The time it takes to perform the procedure(s)
  • The number of appointments you will need in total

When you discuss Post-Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Ingram, During your consultation, he will assess all the above elements and let you know the price you can expect to pay.

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Why Choose Ingram Cosmetic Surgery?

Dr. Alton Ingram is a top-rated Rated Cosmetic Surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Ingram is board-certified in Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the top-ranked plastic surgery residency in the United States. Dr. Ingram is a trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is the only cosmetic surgeon on staff at Nashville General Hospital, where he provides free reconstructive surgery to those who need it most.

Ingram Cosmetic Surgery is a luxury, patient-centered surgical facility in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. We focus solely on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. We only perform surgical procedures and do not offer non-surgical options such as injectables and skin treatments so we can give our patients dramatic and long-lasting results. With your safety as our number one priority,  Dr. Ingram will work with you individually to provide a customized treatment plan and will see you at each follow-up visit to ensure you receive the best care and results possible.

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Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a Post-Weight Loss Surgery consultation in Nashville with Dr. Ingram and his team call us today at 615.431.3710 or request an appointment through the patient portal on our website. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you restore your confidence in your body. 


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