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Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Your bariatric surgery helped you achieve massive weight loss. But remaining excess skin may keep you from looking and feeling your best.

Dr. Bernard Kopchinski is a skilled and friendly board-certified surgeon who can help you finally reach your cosmetic goals.

Find out how body contouring at our San Antonio, TX, office can tighten and remove excess skin for a rejuvenated figure...

Understanding the Effects of Substantial Weight Loss

Once a patient's weight stabilizes after bariatric surgery, excess skin may remain, sagging from your stomach, breasts (male and female), arms, thighs, and buttocks. This concern can cause patients to feel uncomfortable–physically and mentally. Imagine if you reached your weight loss goal but still didn't feel attractive and confident. 

Body Contouring by Dr. Bernard Kopchinski

Dr. Kopchinski of Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, is an expert in the cosmetic surgery field. He specializes in body contouring and body lift procedures to remove and tighten sagging, stretched skin resulting from dramatic weight loss. Dr. Kopchinski is dedicated to helping post-weight loss patients improve their appearance, their health, and their self-confidence. 

Affiliations & Accolades

Dr. Kopchinski has been a general surgeon since 1998 and became a board-certified plastic surgeon in 2008. He opened Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio after a nearly 30-year military career. He proudly served his country as a Special Forces Army Medic and an attending plastic surgeon at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. 

Other distinguishing factors for Dr. Kopchinski include:

  • Member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons
  • Winner of several Patient's Choice Awards
  • Consistently receives five-star reviews 

"Spectacular Results" 5-Star Reviews

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Amy Daugherty

2019

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Just had surgery with Dr K on 4/11/19 he is so amazing he is very honest and informative about the procedure. His staff is amazing and sweet they will answer any questions no matter how silly you might think they are. Dr K even calls you himself the night after your surgery to check on you. Would highly recommend him to anyone and will be going back to him if I need anything else done.

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Cathy Antu

2019

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I have used multiple services at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery from surgical procedures to Botox. I could not be happier! I only trust Dr. Kopchinski and his staff and continue to go back. I have had spectacular results and highly recommend him!

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We Can Transform Our Patients' Appearances

Arm lift surgery was used to refine this patients' upper arms, providing a trimmer, more toned look.

Isn't It Time You Looked and Felt Your Best? Choose a Board-Certified Surgeon

Have you ever had a doctor give you his personal number so you can reach him 24 hours a day? Dr. Kopchinski, known to his patients as Dr. K., does just that. 

Dr. Kopchinski is passionate about helping his patients complete their weight loss journeys. He strives to provide personable, customized care so they feel comfortable and confident. ​Schedule your complimentary consultation at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio today by either contacting us online or calling us.

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Need to Achieve Massive Weight Loss?

If you haven't undergone bariatric surgery to achieve massive weight loss, Dr. Kopchinski can consult with the Bariatric Medical Institute (BMI) of Texas to coordinate your treatment.

Is Treatment Covered by Insurance?

Many of our patients ask, is body contouring covered by insurance? In cases where the surgery is needed for medical reasons, such as to overcome painful rashes caused by excess skin, the answer is quite possibly. However,  the out-of-pocket costs for these procedures may be daunting for some patients, discouraging them from undergoing these life-changing surgeries. Dr. Kopchinski's warm, knowledgeable office staff at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio will discuss financing options with you before you schedule any plastic surgery procedures.

"The Results Are Amazing."

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Nicole Rouse

2020

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I had a tummy tuck by Dr. Kopchinski in February. The tummy tuck was great but I still had some fat left on the top of my abdomen. I was insecure about it so Dr. Kopchinski offered to address the situation with liposuction at no cost to me. It has now been over 2 weeks and the results are amazing.

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Skin-Centric

2018

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Love the doctor and the staff. Had lipo 2 years ago and a tummy tuck last week. So far so good!

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Reveal Your Weight Loss Results

With a thigh lift procedure, Dr. Kopchinski at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio can address loose, sagging skin left over after massive weight loss and create a more attractive silhouette.

Types of Body Contouring Surgeries

Dr. Kopchinski is highly skilled at performing various plastic surgeries designed to remove sagging skin or difficult-to-remove fat deposits. He customizes each surgery plan based on his patient's specific needs to achieve the most flattering figure possible. His professional motto is "Right patient. Right time. Right operation.”

Solve Multiple Problems with One Procedure Lower Body Lift

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Tummy tucks are ideal for addressing excess skin and fat in the abdomen. However, people who have successfully lost substantial weight are often left with excess tissue in the lower back, outer thighs, and buttocks that a tummy tuck doesn’t fix.

In these cases Dr. Kopchinski may recommend a lower body lift. This surgical technique takes a 360 degree approach to transforming your body. Instead of limiting treatment to abdominal fat, Dr. Kopchinski uses a body lift technique that removes skin and fat all the way around the abdomen, from front to back. In addition to flattening your stomach, a belt lipectomy also lifts the buttocks and the thighs for a smooth contour all around. Dr. Kopchinski can also use liposuction for an even more refined result.

Since every patient is different, Dr. Kopchinski can also tailor his body lift techniques to address your specific body type so that you can achieve optimum results.

Need a More Targeted Solution? Our Body Contouring Specialties

Genetics and lifestyle all play a part in our body shapes and can play a part in how your body looks after weight loss. Whatever issues you face, Dr. Kopchinski has a repertoire of contouring techniques that can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments to expertly target problem areas. Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that pairs well with tummy tucks and a variety of other surgical techniques.
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Liposuction

Dr. Kopchinski will target specific areas of your body where fat cells can be gently suctioned from your body through small incisions. This is done with a special tool called a cannula. The results are instantly noticeable. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with other procedures such as breast reduction or abdominoplasty.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck creates a toned, slimmer appearance by removing excess skin, stretch marks, and fat deposits from your midsection. It can also tighten sagging abdominal muscles for a trimmer, more youthful profile.

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Brazilian Butt Lift

After your desired weight loss is achieved, a flat, shapeless posterior may not complement your new figure. A Brazilian butt lift involves injecting fat from your body into your buttocks, creating a curvier, sexier rear. This procedure is not designed to eliminate sagging skin. It's usually paired with other cosmetic surgeries.

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Male Breast Reduction

Many men develop gynecomastia, or protruding breasts, due to sagging skin after undergoing dramatic weight loss. This body contouring procedure removes fat and tissue to create a more masculine physique.

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Breast Lift

Massive weight loss can cause a woman's breasts to sag or look asymmetrical. A breast lift can give your breasts a more contoured, firm appearance, creating a more feminine, rejuvenated silhouette. If your cup size was reduced too much due to weight loss, breast enlargement may also be an option. 

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Arm Lift

The loose, wobbly skin that accumulates on the underside of our upper arms is nearly impossible to remove, no matter how much we diet or exercise. Dr. Kopchinski will be happy to discuss whether an arm lift procedure to remove this excess underarm skin will work for you.

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Thigh Lift

Upper thigh fat is extremely resistant to diet and exercise. A thigh lift can remove excess fat and skin from the outer and inner thighs, giving your legs a shapelier, more contoured look.  

Undergoing body contouring as part of a body lift can rejuvenate these areas and give you a slimmer, more athletic appearance. However, it's very important that your weight is stable prior to treatment. Dramatic weight changes could negatively affect your results.

What Does It Cost?
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Naturally, what your procedure will cost depends on how much you would like done to create a more sleek silhouette. We can give you the answer you are looking for. Simply request a consultation with our board-certified surgeon at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Kopchinski specializes in body contouring and can help advise you on the procedures that will put the finishing touches on your weight loss success and give you the inspiration to maintain a healthy body. Once you’ve decided on what you need, we can provide the detailed cost information you are looking for to determine your next steps.

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"They Make Me Feel Like A Priority."

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Lisa Romo

2021

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I just had my procedure 4 weeks ago, which means I'm not yet fully healed but I love love love what I'm seeing in the mirror

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Anissa Medrano

2021

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Dr.K fit me into his busy schedule and is so positive and knowledgeable! Dr. K made me feel welcomed as well as his staff. Everytime I call they make me feel like a priority and I feel I made a great choice coming to him!

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How Long Do Surgeries and Recovery Take?

On average, surgeries can take between two and seven hours each, followed by two to three days of hospital observation. Full recovery could last several weeks depending on the type of surgery and other factors. 

Where Does Dr. Kopchinski Perform Surgery?

Dr. Kopchinski does body contouring procedure consultations and pre- and post-operative appointments at his modern office but will perform your actual surgeries at CHRISTUS® Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. Performing surgery at this nearby state-of-the-art medical facility helps us keep costs down and provides you with a full staff of top-notch doctors and nurses to expertly monitor your recovery.  

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Prestige Cosmetic Surgery

At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Bernard Kopchinski helps patients enhance their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kopchinski is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons

Initial consultations with Dr. Kopchinski are free of charge. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (210) 255-1764.

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