Weight Loss

Weight Loss Dallas | Highland Park

For those aiming to enhance their body contours and achieve optimal results in procedures like tummy tucks, arm lifts, or butt lifts, starting with effective weight loss is crucial. This preparatory step not only improves the outcomes of each surgery but also ensures lasting results and minimizes potential complications.

Dr. Ali Abtahi, a renowned expert in weight loss and post-weight loss surgeries, offers specialized solutions to help achieve weight loss goals safely and effectively. His expertise in guiding patients to use Ozempic/Semaglutide and innovative liposuction techniques like Spot Lipo and Awake Lipo ensures each patient receives personalized care.

Discover our weight loss methods and how they can prepare for successful post-weight loss surgeries by reading further or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abtahi. Our clinic is in Plano, TX and proudly serves patients from Highland Park, Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Aledo, Keller, Frisco, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, Alliance, Coppell, and neighboring areas. We also welcome patients from across the United States. Dr. Abtahi, licensed in over 30 states, provides virtual consultations to discuss your unique needs and goals.

Why Weight Loss Is Essential

Achieving weight loss before undergoing procedures such as tummy tucks, arm lifts, and butt lifts can significantly enhance a patient’s quality of life as well as the outcomes of aesthetic and functional post-weight loss surgeries. Here’s how:

  • Better Contour and Definition: Reducing excess fat and achieving a healthier weight provides a firmer foundation for surgical contouring. This results in more pronounced and aesthetically pleasing contours.
  • Enhanced Skin Retraction: Weight loss can improve skin elasticity, allowing the skin to retract more effectively post-surgery, leading to smoother and tighter skin over the newly sculpted areas.
  • Reduced Surgical Risks: Patients at a healthier weight typically experience fewer surgical complications, such as infections, delayed wound healing, and anesthesia-related issues. This ensures a safer surgical experience and smoother recovery.
  • Optimized Fat Removal: For liposuction techniques like Spot Lipo and Awake Lipo, a leaner starting point allows for more precise fat removal and better-targeted contouring of problem areas.

Importance of Stable Weight for Lasting Results

Achieving and maintaining a stable weight before surgery is crucial for several reasons.

  • Consistency in Surgical Planning: Surgeons can plan more effectively when patients are at a stable weight, leading to better predictability in results. Fluctuations in weight can alter the body’s contours, affecting the outcome of the surgery.
  • Minimized Risk of Weight Regain: Maintaining a stable weight reduces the risk of regaining lost weight, which can negate the benefits of the surgical procedure. Consistency helps preserve the surgical enhancements.
  • Durability of Results: Stable weight maintenance ensures that the results of surgeries like tummy tucks, arm lifts, and butt lifts are long-lasting. Significant weight changes post-surgery can stretch the skin and tissues, compromising the surgical outcomes.
  • Improved Overall Health: A stable weight indicates a healthier lifestyle, contributing to better overall health and well-being. This holistic health improvement supports quicker recovery and better surgical results.

By focusing on weight loss and stability, patients set the stage for successful post-weight loss surgeries, ensuring optimal aesthetic results and minimizing potential complications. Dr. Abtahi and his team are committed to helping patients achieve these goals through personalized weight loss strategies and expert surgical care.

Weight Loss Solutions Offered

Dr. Ali Abtahi offers a range of effective weight loss solutions tailored to help patients achieve their goals safely and efficiently. These methods not only aid in weight loss but also prepare patients for optimal results in post-weight loss surgeries.

Ozempic | Semaglutide

What Is Ozempic or Semaglutide?

Ozempic, the brand name of semaglutide, is an FDA-approved medication originally used to treat type 2 diabetes. It has shown significant efficacy in promoting weight loss and is now widely used for this purpose.

How It Works to Aid in Weight Loss

Ozempic or semaglutide works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), which regulates appetite and food intake. It slows gastric emptying, making patients feel full longer, and reducing appetite, leading to lower caloric intake and weight loss.

Benefits and Effectiveness of Ozempic/Semaglutide

  • Significant Weight Loss: Clinical trials have demonstrated substantial weight loss in patients using Ozempic.
  • Improved Metabolic Health: In addition to weight loss, Ozempic can improve blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and enhance overall metabolic health.
  • Convenient Administration: Ozempic is administered via a once-weekly injection, making it convenient for patients.

Patient Eligibility and Considerations

  • Ideal Candidates: Suitable for adults with a BMI over 27 with weight-related health issues or a BMI over 30.
  • Considerations: Patients should discuss their full medical history with Dr. Abtahi to ensure Ozempic is safe and appropriate.

Spot Liposuction (Spot Lipo)

What Is Spot Liposuction?

Spot liposuction is a targeted fat removal procedure that focuses on specific areas to enhance contour and shape.

Areas Commonly Treated with Spot Lipo

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Back

How It Helps in Contouring Specific Body Areas

Spot lipo allows for precise removal of fat deposits in targeted areas, improving the body’s overall contour and enhancing the natural shape.

Benefits and Considerations of Spot Lipo

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: Ideal for removing stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.
  • Minimal Invasiveness: Less invasive than traditional liposuction with quicker recovery times.
  • Considerations: Patients should be at or near their target weight and maintain a stable weight for best results.

Awake Liposuction (Awake Lipo)

What Is Awake Liposuction?

Awake liposuction is a technique performed while the patient is awake, using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.

Differences Between Awake Lipo and Traditional Liposuction

  • Anesthesia: Awake lipo uses local anesthesia, making it safer for many patients.
  • Recovery Time: Faster recovery compared to traditional liposuction due to its less invasive nature and reduced anesthesia risks.

Benefits of Awake Lipo, Including Safety and Recovery

  • Enhanced Safety: Lower risk of complications associated with general anesthesia.
  • Immediate Feedback: Patients can provide feedback during the procedure, allowing for more precise contouring.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients typically experience a quicker return to normal activities.

Patient Eligibility and Considerations

  • Ideal Candidates: Suitable for patients looking for minor to moderate fat removal who prefer to avoid general anesthesia.
  • Considerations: Patients should have realistic expectations and maintain a healthy lifestyle post-procedure for lasting results.

Dr. Abtahi’s expertise and personalized approach ensure that each patient receives the most suitable weight loss solution tailored to their individual needs, paving the way for successful post-weight loss surgeries and enhanced body contours.

Steps to Take During and After Weight Loss Journey

Your experience in recovery will depend on the combination of procedures and treatments in your mommy makeover. You can expect to feel some discomfort immediately after surgery, and Dr. Abtahi will prescribe or recommend appropriate pain medication. If your mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, breast surgery, or an arm or thigh lift, you’ll need to spend the first few days resting quietly at home and will need help with ordinary personal and household tasks for the first two or three days. After a tummy tuck, you won’t be able to lift anything heavy for a few weeks. That includes young children, grocery bags, trash, and cooking pots, so you’ll need to plan for some ongoing help. 

Most patients take one or two weeks off from work. You’ll be able to start doing light activities after about two weeks, gradually building up to more strenuous activities at four to six weeks.

Before your surgery, Dr. Abtahi will provide you with guidance about preparing your home for your recovery, with comfortable places to sit and lie down and with the medications and foods you’ll need for the first few days. He will provide complete post-operative care instructions, including:

  • Activities that are safe and those that are not as your recovery progresses 
  • Wound care to prevent infection
  • How to manage post-operative swelling and discomfort 
  • Scheduled appointments to check your progress and instructions for reaching him and his staff if you have any concerns

Schedule a Dallas Weight Loss Consultation Today

Ready to take the first step towards achieving weight loss goals? Deciding to embark on a weight loss journey is a significant decision that can lead to transformative changes to both health and appearance. Preparing for future post-weight loss surgeries or simply aiming to improve overall well-being is an important milestone.

Each consultation will involve a detailed discussion with Dr. Abtahi, who is highly experienced in personalized weight loss solutions. During consultations, Dr. Abtahi aims to thoroughly understand each patient’s weight loss goals and specific reasons for seeking medical assistance. He will work closely to develop customized plans that align with each patient’s expectations and address their unique needs.

To begin a journey toward greater health and confidence, contact us at (469) 293-2533 or schedule a virtual consultation. Dr. Abtahi and his team are here to provide support every step of the way.

Schedule Your Dallas Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

Contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover with Dr. Ali Abtahi in his Highland Park office. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure, give his recommendations for the best and safest approach, and explain what you can expect at each stage of the process.

Patients in the Dallas area are choosing Dr. Abtahi as their cosmetic surgeon because of his personal and caring approach and his beautifully customized and natural-looking results. Call us at (469) 293-2533 or reach us online today.