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Darrell L. Henderson, MD performs reconstructive surgery to provide patients in Lafayette, LA with a more sculpted and defined physique following significant weight loss.

What is Weight Loss Surgery?

The condition is caused by a loss in skin elasticity. Once elasticity is lost, skin stretched by excess weight is no longer able to “snap” back into place over your natural contours. The only way to remove this excess skin is through weight loss surgery.

Benefits of  Weight Loss Surgery

  • Improved body image
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased activity level

Other benefits include the elimination of the following:

  •   High cholesterol
  •   Heart disease
  •   Sleep apnea
  •   Joint disease
  •   Asthma
  •   Infertility
  •   Depression and anxiety

Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

The primary goal of weight loss surgery is to tone and tighten the skin. The treatments of excessive tissue can involve extensive surgical procedures. The procedures vary from commonly performed procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mastopexy (breast lift), inner thigh lifts, and brachioplasty (arm lift) to the more complicated procedures such as high lateral tension abdominoplasties and lower body lifts.

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

As with any type of weight loss surgery, you still must focus on eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

Recovery from weight loss surgery can be extensive. You should plan to take time off work for a few weeks or longer. We recommend that you arrange for a friend or family member to be with you during your recovery at home. This allows you the time to rest and fully heal without complications.*

Common surgical symptoms include swelling, discomfort, tenderness, and bruising. Prescription and/or over-the-counter medications can help with pain management. After your surgery, your plastic surgeon will give you guidelines on at-home recovery. These instructions include strict limitations to your activities.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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