Continuing from our last segment, in which Dr. Joseph Francis Capella (Capella Plastic Surgery) gives his expert opinion on choosing a plastic surgeon. In this segment, Dr. Capella discusses the importance of the plastic surgeon ‘s credentials, surgical team, and facility — things we often don’t evaluate when looking for someone qualified to do our body contouring. […]
I read Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss shortly after undergoing abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with Dr. Joseph F. Capella. Dr. Capella is one of the authors of the book along with Dr. Jeffrey L. Sebastian and Dr. J. Peter Rubin. The Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss book was chockfull of information that, in hindsight, […]
Kristin Szilagyi waited with me in the hospital room the day of my obesity surgery: August 27, 2003. Kristin stayed with me up until the last moment when the nurses brought the gurney to deliver me into my new life. And Kristin was there on the “other side” — the term bariatric patients have given […]
Shortly after my tummy tuck, I did an interview with Dr. Joseph F. Capella (Capella Plastic Surgery) to gain his real-world perspective on body contouring plastic surgery after bariatric surgery, answer some of readers’ and my burning questions, as well as bring study findings to light. Dr. Capella performed my tummy tuck on April 18, […]
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon after Weight-Loss Choosing a plastic surgeon after weight loss is an important personal decision. Someone told me that you do not buy a procedure, you buy a plastic surgeon (Read: 18 Insider Tips on Plastic Surgery). I completely get that. Reflecting on my plastic surgery 10-yrs after my gastric bypass, I […]
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a popular body contouring procedure for postpartum women, and women and men who’ve had massive weight loss. My tummy tuck restored my body’s natural contour. This is achieved by tightening lax abdominal muscles (muscle plication) and excising excess skin and the subcutaneous fat that is directly under the skin. […]
I underwent total body contouring plastic surgery in 2013, a decade after my gastric bypass. My plastic surgery results, in the words of my plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph F. Capella, were “incredible, fantastic, there aren’t enough adjectives to describe it.” As for me, I am over the moon happy having gone from size 14 jeans […]
This is part 3 of My Bariatric Life plastic surgery with Dr. Joseph F. Capella, Capella Plastic Surgery, Ramsey NJ. My Plastic Surgery with Dr. Capella Thinking back across the months leading up to my body contouring plastic surgery, I’d had many consults with Dr. Capella, one of the country’s leading bariatric plastic surgeons, to fully understand what my plastic surgery results versus what my […]
This interview originally published as “Cheryl Ann Borne: The Weight Loss Surgery Hero Behind My Bariatric Life” on January 9, 2015. It is republished with permission from Alex Brecher founder of BariatricPal. Cheryl Ann Borne hit a high weight of 285 pounds, and got the gastric bypass surgery in 2003. She maintained her weight loss, but the extra […]
What is Body Contouring Plastic Surgery? Body contouring plastic surgery after weight loss improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Add to that, plastic surgery after weight loss removes the excess sagging fat and skin. The most common plastic surgery after weight loss body contouring procedures are listed below. Click on each […]
This is part 1 of My Bariatric Life plastic surgery with Dr. Joseph F. Capella, Capella Plastic Surgery, Ramsey NJ. Choosing Dr. Joseph F. Capella I had been contemplating body contouring plastic surgery with Dr. Joseph F. Capella since losing more than 100 pounds from gastric bypass surgery in 2003. I’d expected my flesh would shrink with the weight loss as […]
This is part 2 of My Bariatric Life plastic surgery with Dr. Joseph F. Capella, Capella Plastic Surgery, Ramsey NJ. Once the plastic surgery is scheduled patients generally feel very excited. I know that’s how I felt. I’d wanted bariatric plastic surgery since 2006 with Dr. Joseph F. Capella (Capella Plastic Surgery), renown for plastic surgery after weight loss. I was […]
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