Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic Surgeons in Athens, Georgia

IBI Healthcare Institute provides patients in the Athens, Georgia region with a professional, state-of-the-art surgery center. IBI Healthcare Institute offers a wide variety of services, from minimally invasive procedures to surgeries.

Our mission is to offer patients high-quality, accessible, and affordable surgical care as well as non-surgical solutions to enhance their quality of life.  Our highly-skilled team of professionals offers patients superior care and unsurpassed expertise in bariatric surgery, cosmetic surgery, and more. Our physicians strive to treat patients with a holistic wellness multidimensional approach for optimal results.

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Weight Loss Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery

Whether undergoing bariatric surgery or a non-surgical weight loss procedure, the final goal is to assist patients in losing a significant amount of weight and improve their overall health. Often obese individuals have illnesses such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes that is related to their weight. Symptoms and side effects from weight-related illnesses may be alleviated or eliminated when the excess weight is lost.

How Weight Loss And Cosmetic Surgery Are Related

When an obese individual loses a significant amount of weight, they can be left with loose sagging skin, stretch marks, or isolated areas of unwanted fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Cosmetic surgery can be used to eliminate and tighten loose skin in areas such as the upper arms and thighs, abdomen, buttocks, etc. Cosmetic procedures such as radiofrequency liposuction or microneedling can reduce or eliminate the appearance of scarring and stretch marks while also tightening loose skin.

At IBI Healthcare Institute, we offer wrap-around services providing support before, during, and after your weight loss procedure as well as end-to-end solutions to offer optimal aesthetic results.

Same-Day Surgery Center

The IBI Healthcare Same Day Surgery Center is not only one of the premier surgical facilities in the U.S but is recognized as a Center of Excellence using state-of-the-art technology to provide superior care and outstanding results

The professionals at IBI Healthcare Institute prioritize our patients’ expectations and are committed to providing the highest quality care, in the safest environment, at an affordable cost, followed by the smoothest recovery possible.

We understand that patients recover faster when they are relaxed and comfortable at home so the option of out-patient surgery allows patients to save on the cost of an overnight hospital say while recovering comfortably in their own homes.

Patient care is our top priority and some procedures are available the same day or the next day such as urologic emergencies, etc.

We understand that our patient’s time is important so we do all we can to assist them in returning to their normal routines as quickly and safely as possible following their procedure.

Bariatric Weight Loss

If you’ve struggled for years to lose weight and keep it off and nothing seems to work, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, if you have a Body Mass Index over 40 or are more than 100 lbs overweight – or if your BMI exceeds 35 and you have other obesity-related issues such as type II diabetes, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

There are multiple types of bariatric surgery and non-surgical bariatric weight loss options that can help patients lose weight. All work through restrictive methods reducing the size or amount of room within the stomach and some are accompanied by malabsorptive methods done by altering the digestive system and reducing the number of calories absorbed by the body.

After undergoing a weight loss surgery or procedure, many patients experience the reduction or remission of weight-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or type 2 diabetes due to the significant amount of weight they can lose.

Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss

Non-surgical Weight Loss Procedures

  • Intragastric ORBERA® Balloon is a non-surgical weight-loss option where a silicone balloon is used to take up space in the patient’s stomach only allowing them to eat small portions in one sitting and helping them feel full longer. The procedure only takes about 20 minutes, does not require a hospital stay, and has a very short recovery time of about 3 days. Guided by IBI Healthcare Institute’s weight loss center, patients are given continuous support with nutrition, physical fitness plans, and other professional support as needed.
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty or ESG – during ESG, the surgeon reduces the stomach size by about 70% by shaping it into a small banana-like pouch and securing it with sutures. The stomach size and shape left is very similar to the results achieved from a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve or VSG) but without surgery or making any incisions. The smaller stomach size helps patients with portion control and keeps them feeling “full” longer. Since the procedure is non-surgical there is no overnight stay in the hospital and has a fraction of the recovery time associated with a surgical procedure.

Cosmetic Surgery

SurgiCare Arts, A division of IBI Healthcare, offers a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and med spa procedures for both men and women. With an array of innovative cosmetic services, we offer patients superior care, a safe place to undergo cosmetic surgery, and the most up-to-date technology,

Many patients that undergo bariatric surgery end up with excess loose skin that hangs off their bodies due to their significant weight loss. This is not only an aesthetic issue but can also interfere with the patient’s ability to properly fit into clothing or physically get around. Cosmetic surgery can eliminate excess skin and help bariatric weight loss patients look and feel better.

In addition to post-bariatric weight loss cosmetic procedures, SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Bariatric Seminar - Post Weight Loss Cosmetic Surgery - IBI Healthcare Institute

Dr. Angelina is our triple board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon, is able to help you achieve the confidence you want. For those who have lost weight and still don't feel confident in their bodies, call us for a consultation to see how we can help.

Tummy Tuck

Individuals choose to get abdominoplasty for various reasons. Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight and have excess skin or you’ve gone through a pregnancy that stretched the muscles of your stomach, our highly-skilled surgeons can have you looking and feeling your best in no time.

A tummy tuck is an effective way to tighten stretched muscles, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the remaining skin. A tummy tuck can also reduce or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks on the lower abdomen. Most patients who undergo this procedure report improved self-confidence as a result of the surgery.

Tummy tuck after weight loss
Tummy tuck after significant weight loss

Thigh Lift

Thighplasty or thigh lift is a surgery that can significantly improve the appearance of the upper thigh through the elimination of excess fat and loose skin. It can help your clothes fit better and you may even be able to sit more comfortably than before your thigh lift.

Thigh lift after weight loss
Thigh lift on a bariatric patient

Mommy Makeover

After having a baby, many women find themselves struggling to get their pre-pregnancy body back. Sometimes, it’s impossible for women’s bodies to return to a pre-pregnancy state through diet and exercise alone. You may be struggling with extra skin, excess fat, stretched-out stomach muscles, stretch marks, misshaped or saggy breasts, etc. but our mommy makeovers can address all these issues and more!

Some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover include:

  • Tummy tuck;
  • Liposuction;
  • Breast lift, augmentation;
  • Butt lift.

Because every woman is different, our mommy makeovers are tailored for each woman based on her individual needs and problem areas.

Facelift

Over time, the skin on the face and neck can begin to sag or droop. As we age the collagen and elastin our body naturally produces slows down and wrinkles become more prominent and gravity tends to take over.

SurgiCare Arts, a division of IBI Healthcare offers surgical facelifts and non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures that can turn back time, counteracting the effects of gravity and leave you with smoother more youthful-looking skin.

Breast Augmentation

Breast lifts, breast implants, and breast reductions are all forms of breast augmentations and are performed for a variety of reasons. Often after a significant weight loss or breastfeeding children women are left with saggy deflated breasts that make them feel self-conscience. Sometimes women with small frames and very large breasts seek breast reductions to help alleviate the back pain they are experiencing.

Whatever the reason, if you desire breast augmentation, a member of our expert surgical team is available to consult with you and help determine the best procedure for you to reach your aesthetic goals.

Vein and Vascular Surgery

Varicose veins are a common condition affecting about half of the U.S. population of people who are 50-years-old or older. IBI Healthcare Institute offers vein and vascular surgery that’s minimally invasive and can help eliminate varicose veins. Many patients find them aesthetically undesirable and although a common condition, left untreated, varicose veins can cause more serious complications such as blood clots or skin ulcers.

Botox & Dermal Fillers

Botox injections are a simple, non-invasive, safe, and affordable option that temporarily relaxes the muscles in the patient’s face. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing a muscle that is used to make a repetitive motion such as the formation of crow’s feet around your eyes when you smile. It is a simple 15-minute in-office procedure that will help smooth out skin and reduce visible wrinkles and facial lines.

Dermal fillers can help restore lost volume and smooth out any facial creases while enhancing the contours of the face. They are a non-surgical and effective way to address lost volume to facial features, such as cheeks, and help achieve a more youthful appearance.

Non-Surgical Skin Smoothing and Tightening

Many non-surgical options are available to enhance or resurface the skin on the face or body creating a natural more youthful appearance. Advancements in non-invasive cosmetic procedures can tighten and resurface skin while promoting the production of new collagen through the use of microneedling, radiofrequency, or a combination of both. Some of the treatments available include:

Have You Been Looking for a Surgery Center near Athens, Georgia?

With the highly-skilled staff and expert surgeons at IBI Healthcare Institute, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. During your consultation, we will ensure you are informed of all your options prior to scheduling a procedure. You will not only understand the process, but the extent of recovery, and expected results.

With IBI Healthcare Institute, you’re in good hands and will receive the best care and advice available. Contact us today!

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