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Body Contouring After Weight Loss Des Moines

Post-Bariatric Cosmetic Surgery

Following major weight loss, many men and women find that their bodies are still harboring excess skin and fat — despite diet and exercise. These issues often persist, even after reaching a healthy body weight.

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A body lift tightens tissue in the midsection.

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A breast lift elevates sagging breasts after weight loss.

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Brachioplasty tightens loose tissue on the upper arm.

If you want to improve the shape and tone of your body after weight loss, it may be time to consider body contouring with Des Moines plastic surgeon, Dr. David Robbins. Body contouring is a versatile surgery that targets several problem areas in a single surgery.

When to Consider Body Contouring

Body contouring after weight loss is designed to treat multiple regions of your body in a single surgery, and can be custom-tailored to address your problem areas. You may be a good candidate for body contouring if you:

  • Have reached your ideal weight and have been stable for at least a year
  • Are suffering with excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat
  • Are healthy and realistic about the surgery

Though body contouring won’t necessarily give you a “perfect” body, it can significantly improve your appearance and quality of life. Often times it also allows a person to exercise without annoying skin getting in the way and makes clothes fit more comfortably.

You can determine if body contouring is right for you by scheduling a personal cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robbins. He is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeons, and he specializes in cosmetic surgery.

FAQs

  • What happens during body contouring?

    Because body contouring is tailored to address each individual’s specific body type and cosmetic concerns, the actual surgical details can vary considerably.

    Some of our most popular body contouring procedures include: tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, arm lift surgery and body lift surgery. Each of these procedures will be discussed at length during your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robbins.

  • When can I resume my normal routine?

    Surgery will take place in our fully accredited operating room located at our office. Once you return home from surgery, you should plan on spending the first few days in bed resting. A post recovery document explaining how to take care of yourself after surgery will be given to you before you leave our office.

    One will also be sent to your home before surgery for your review. After approximately 5 to 7 days, light physical activity is recommended. In general, recovery times vary depending on the number of procedures performed as well as other factors.

    Most patients should anticipate up to four weeks of limited activity. Dr. Robbins will provide you specific post-operative instructions for returning to work and other routines during your follow-up appointments.

  • Is there any way to avoid scarring?

    Scarring can be minimized, but not avoided completely. Scars are an inevitable part of the healing process, but Dr. Robbins will do everything in his power to conceal incision lines within the natural folds of your body.

    Scarring is an important consequence to consider prior to electing surgery; however, most of our patients consider the resulting scars a fair trade-off after seeing their final results.

  • Will my final results be permanent?

    Body contouring will produce significant, long-lasting results. However, it’s important to note that your body will not be immune to the natural aging process. Additionally, significant weight changes may impact your results over time.

  • What are some of the risks associated with body contouring?

    Like all major surgeries, body contouring presents a degree of risk. Some of these risks include adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, numbness, undesirable scarring and prolonged healing. These risks are rare and will be discussed in-depth during your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robbins here at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™.

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Are you ready to make a dramatic change in your life? Let Dr. Robbins, a quadruple board certified plastic surgeon, reveal the full extent of your weight loss with body contouring surgery. To schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation, please contact our office at 515-221-9999 or email us through the online contact form.

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✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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In addition to being quadruple board certified, Dr. Robbins is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 93% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than eight thousand plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. To support its members in the provision of excellent patient care, ASPS will provide: education, advocacy, practice support and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery, while fostering the highest professional, ethical and quality standards. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s ONLY quadruple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Robbins believes not only experience but education are important for a successful medical practice. He is board certified by: •
* The American Board of Plastic Surgery
* The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
* The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
* The American Board of Laser Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is very personal, and you must feel comfortable with Dr. Robbins and staff. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, your consultation will include a discussion of the procedure, viewing before and after photos, and discussion of all the surgical options and potential risks. We want you to be completely informed and confident with your decision to have cosmetic surgery. We encourage you to consult with other surgeons and research credentials allowing you to make a more informed decision before choosing a surgeon.
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The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and sub specialists

Part of being certified includes the Board requiring the candidate to have completed 5 years of progressive training in general surgery residency training, and a minimum of 3 years of Plastic Surgery Training.

When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic/plastic procedures, a certification from the ABPS ensures you are working with someone qualified for performing these procedures and ensuring the safest outcomes.

Dr. Robbins is certified by the following boards:
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- The American Board of Laser Surgery





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For more than 30 years, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) has been dedicated to excellence in the medical specialty of cosmetic surgery and committed to providing the highest standard of care to our patients.

As the only certifying board that exclusively tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery, ABCS board certification is reserved for extraordinary surgeons who already possess at least one recognized board certificate, complete a comprehensive AACS certified fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery, and pass rigorous written and oral exams. In reality, many cosmetic or plastic surgeons do not qualify to take the ABCS board exam because of the very strict qualifications they must meet.

Dr. Robbins is Board Certified by the ABCS and has been since 2013.





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The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To carry out this mission, the Board has established a mechanism for the education, qualification, training, review, and certification of surgeons specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To be eligible for certification, a surgeon must:

•Have completed a residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in one of the two medical specialties containing identifiable training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery: otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have earned prior certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have been in practice a minimum of two years.
•Have 100 operative reports accepted by a peer-review committee.
•Successfully pass an 8-hour written and oral examination.
•Operate in an accredited facility.
•Hold the appropriate licensure and adhere to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.


Dr. Robbins is Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been since 2005. •




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The American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) was founded in 1984 by physicians, physicists and other medical practitioners from various fields who were experienced in the fundamental science and clinical applications of lasers. They shared a concern for the safe and efficacious use of lasers in medicine and surgery. They believed that the increasing complexity and utilization of lasers in treating patients had created a need for the establishment of key standards of knowledge, competence, and experience for those who used lasers in medicine.

Many individual physicians, hospital administrators, chairmen of credentialing committees, and other concerned persons expressed a desire for an organization that would fulfill these needs. In doing so, they recognized that lasers are sophisticated instruments requiring special knowledge and experience for safe and effective use in surgery and other medical procedures.

From the very beginning of the era of lasers in clinical use, iatrogenic, laser-related injuries and deaths were occurring among patients. This was the incentive for the founding of the American Board of Laser Surgery. Today, deaths are rare, but burns, complications and sub-optimal outcomes are still all too common.

The Mission of the ABLS is to educate and credential as many qualified laser and light practitioners as possible to ensure the efficacious and safe outcomes for patients.


Dr. Robbins is certified by the ABLS in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and has been since 2013.
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Meeting Dr. David Robbins

This is the customer’s opportunity to ask any and all questions. It is also Dr. Robbins’ opportunity to ask you questions as well. Every conversation should be open and honest because surgery is a big deal and both parties involved want the best outcome with the best experience possible. You should be expected to talk about the following:

What you want to change about your body, and why you want to change it?
How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after plastic surgery?
Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see?
Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals?
What results you can expect from each procedure?
What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)?
The risks and possible complications from surgery?
Review your medical history (be open and honest for your safety).




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When you are called back to begin your consultation appointment, you will first meet with a patient coordinator, who will review your medical history with you and help you get settled. Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. They make sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before surgery as well as throughout your surgery and recovery process. They also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments.

Our front desk receptionist is also able to schedule pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. The patient coordinator will credential the office and the staff, including Dr. Robbins, so that you have a good understanding of what sets Des Moines Plastic Surgery apart from other local plastic surgery practices.




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Once the customer feels comfortable with the information they have gathered, a consultation is scheduled by email or phone. Customers will always meet with Dr. Robbins and his Patient Care Coordinator for the initial consult.

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Before Scheduling A Consultation

We encourage customers to do research online, talk with family and friends and verify the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Please visit our website for more information about the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This often prepares the customer for the consult and makes them feel more comfortable with Dr. Robbins.




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