Massive Weight Loss Procedure
Dr.Okpaku performs his new procedure which will help change the post treatment of extreme weight loss patients. Currently, patients who have lost 100-200 lbs or sometimes more weight, undergo three to five surgeries to remove the extra skin that hangs on them like an ill fitting garment. Some patients can have upwards of 30-50 lbs of skin removed during these surgeries. Some doctors were able to reduce the number of surgeries to 2-3 while doing multiple procedures. Traditional surgeries can take up to 8 hours or more per procedure.
One current procedure used is called Corset Trunkplasty. The advantages of this surgery is that is cinches the waist tighter than the traditional Abdominoplasty(horizontal direction). It also reduces the redundant tissue from under the axilla region (armpit/bra roll). This gives the patient a much better look/shape of the waist, flanks and lower chest/armpit area than the traditional type of surgeries. The disadvantage is that it only works on the anterior and lateral aspects of the midsection. A traditional lower body lift requires multiple surgeries as the posterior area is not done at the same time and usually takes between 6 to 8 hours to complete. The medial thigh lift, arm lift and breast reduction or breast lift, and facial work are also commonly done as separate surgeries. In contrast, the Okpaku Total Body Lift™ combines four different surgical procedures in a much shorter time period.