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5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
I first consulted with Dr. Fisher after I had posted a question to Real Self and he had the most thoughtful and specific answer to my question. So many docs look like they do some copy/paste from some previous answer! To tell the truth, I was not 100% serious in considering him until after that initial conversation. After I got off the phone I ran in and told my hubby, I think I may have found my guy! Every interaction since then has only gone to reaffirm that decision as he is responsive and thoughtful and never fails to impress me in his knowledge, honestly, and attentiveness. I could gush on for a while really, but here is what happened: Dr. Fisher did my LBL, extended brachio, and whole leg lipo on December 27th. I will be undergoing a thigh lift,BL/BA, and bletheroplasty with him most likely late April or early May. I interviewed three surgeons prior to him - one local, one in MX, and one in California. I agonized over the decision until I consulted with Dr. Fisher. It was such a good fit from day 1. He is a competent plastic surgeon in all areas it seems, but he most definitely a specialist in post massive weight loss. This was a very important “start point” in the plastic surgeon as I have yards of extra skin to deal with after a 200 lb weight loss. At this point, the process is not only about excision of excess skin, but really reconstructing a body to what it may have looked like in absence of the weight gain and loss. I do believe the selection of your surgeon for such extensive procedures is the most important one. Dr. Fisher patiently answered my 100+ questions on plastics and my results intelligently, thoughtfully, and absolutely egolessly as he allowed me to discuss with him his results and the results of other surgeons. He is well versed in latest and many techniques. He has an absolutely impeccable bedside and every bit as invested in my results as I am. He was very responsive to my emails and inquiries during the pre-surgical process. He put forth a treatment plan tailored to MY body’s individual needs and my desired outcomes. One of these desired outcomes is to end up with a “feminine” curvy figure (which I started with) rather than the flattening of the hips and buttocks you see with so many LBL. He does what (I think) is a signature version of the Buttock Auto Augmentation and hip auto-augmentation using your own attached fat (the very fat many surgeons discard during the LBL procedure) - this is included in the price of his LBL! (two other quotes I had did not include this). He does really great work. He is invested in his patinet's outcomes - to this point, he actually spent 13 hours during my first surgery when the estimate was 8 hours - all to ensure I would have really good results (the thigh and lower leg lipo are actually a "staging" for the thigh lift - and i had monster legs to deal with). This spoke volumes to me and as they say, actions speak the loudest. His prices are very competitive. Please do PM me if you want additional information on my journey and experience with him (you can also read some of this in my extended body lift review). Also, do request a complimentary RS consult with him and see if this is a great of “fit” for you as he was for me!
Dr. Peter Fisher is an outstanding surgeon that can deliver what he promises. He is a very well qualified, extremely experienced and deeply caring professional. He is not your typical, "cookie-cutter" doctor, he extensively performs a combination of intricate and complicated procedures in one surgery setting, especially beneficial for patients that have lost a lot of weight. He had a very realistic vision for my case and has gained my trust and confidence through every step of the process. He was very patient in answering questions, clearly explaining procedures and he has a keen understanding of all the underlying emotional and physical issues that accompany extensive plastic surgeries. Dr. Fisher and his staff responded to all my concerns, questions and worries incredibly fast. I am very happy with what he did for me and feel very lucky that I live within driving distance from his practice.
5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift
I'm nearly 20 years post-MWL, and 9 years post lower body lift. The LBL, which I had done by a surgeon in Mexico, made a dramatic difference for me. I could get into size 4-6 pants, which made me feel thin! However, as time went on, I suppose my standards raised, and it became clear that I was left with no hips or buttocks, and a waist that was approximately the same size---a boxy, masculine shape. That plus the remaining saggy skin from breasts and thighs made me seek out a revision. This time, I spent more time researching PSs. The *best* way to choose, in my opinion, was to look at photos, lots of them. Any PS can have one or two really good outcomes, but I wanted someone who consistently improved all of his/her patients, including those with my specific problems. Dr. Fisher (that's Peter Fisher-- There are several Fishers.) was one of my two top choices. I frankly weighed skill above bedside manner in making my choice, but it was fortuitous that the very best MWL-plastics surgeon also is one of the most personable and understanding. At my consult, he gave me clear feedback about procedures I thought I needed, but really did not. I flew to Texas for an over 2 week stay, and it was well worth it. [His prices are quite reasonable, and the plane fare and hotel stay added on were still less expensive than my other choice of surgeon.] He has an artist's view of the entire body, and knows what needs to be done aesthetically. He also has an engineer's eye for the meticulous details that are required to get to that place. He spent over an hour measuring/marking the day before surgery, and he corrected his lines a few times to adjust for later lines and different positions. The office and nursing staff are wonderful, and I was followed closely until I left. I am so happy with my results and with Dr. Fisher. He's truly one of the best for MWL patients who have lost their shape. He's genius at sculpting a lovely, curvy body from all that skin.
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Lower Body Lift W/Dr. Fisher's Signature Augmentation Procedure, Extended Breast Lift, and Arm Lift. San Antonio, TX
I have only spoken to Dr. Fisher once on the phone. (I live out of State and won't be able to meet him until my pre-op day.) He was very caring and knowledgeable. He took the time to look over my pictures and go over all of my options. I finally got to meet Dr. Fisher on Monday 5/23/16. He is wonderful. He takes his time to answer all your questions and gives you lots of details. I also got marked up today. He was very considerate with this embarrassing step in the process. He is a perfectionist and erased and redrew some lines, which is fine with me. He put me on a liquid diet for the next two days. My surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. I am feeling less nervous and more excited now after meeting Dr. Fisher. I am ready to get my 'Body by Dr. Fisher'. My surgery went well and I am liking my overall care and results. I couldn't have had a better PS.
I haven't had the surgery yet but I really like Dr. Fisher and his staff. They are all very friendly and Dr. Fisher is very nice. He really seems to know what he is doing. I was impressed by how long he took to do my markings. When I have had surgery in the past, the Doctor would do the markings in just a few minutes right before the surgery. He took about an hour. Took pictures before marking and after marking. He said it is like the blue print of the surgery and a very important step. I had never thought of that before, but it make sense. I will update with comments after the surgery.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Fisher. He is exceptional at his art and has an amazing personality. His “bedside manner” is exactly what I was looking for. He is honest, realistic, and professional. He spent the time necessary to explain everything and answer every question. I am ecstatic with my results and am already planning my lower body lift and thigh lift. (Posted 21 Dec 2014). I am now 13 days post op from my lower body lift and spiral thigh lift and couldn't be happier with Dr. Fisher. He truly is an amazing surgeon and kind man. He makes himself available for any questions or concerns which is very comforting. Dr. Fisher's nurse JoAnn is professional and caring. She responds to phone calls/emails promptly and is helpful and reassuring. I had a wonderful experience during my surgery and 2 night stay at Forrest Park Medical Center. The staff was very attentive, caring and professional. (Posted 9 Mar 2015). Thank you Dr. Fisher.
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Lower Body Lift with Spiral Thigh Lift Following 95# Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve. - San Antonio, TX
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Fisher. He is exceptional at his art and has an amazing personality. His “bedside manner” is exactly what I was looking for. He is honest, realistic, and professional. He spent the time necessary to explain everything and answer every question. I am ecstatic with my results of my breast lift/augmentation and brachioplasty on 8/28/2014 and subsequent lower body lift with spiral thigh lift on 2/24/2015. Dr. Fisher truly is an amazing surgeon and kind man. He makes himself available for any questions or concerns which is very comforting. Dr. Fisher's nurse Joann is professional and caring. She responds to phone calls/emails promptly and is helpful and reassuring. I had a wonderful experience during my LBL surgery and 2 night stay at Forrest Park Medical Center. The staff was very attentive, caring and professional. Thank you Dr. Fisher!
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Post MWL Lower Body Lift, Spiral Medial Thigh Lift and Breast Lift with Augmentation - San Antonio, TX
Dr Fisher is both kind and competent. He is dedicated to researching and providing post massive weight loss patients with the best possible outcomes. I trust his expertise and opinions and I am very confident in his abilities to help me obtain the best results within my own limitations.
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Dr. Peter Fisher is by far the most professional, most courteous, most talented doctor I have had the pleasure of caring for me. He makes himself very available to answer questions or concerns both in pre-op and post-op care. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr. Fisher and in fact have recommended him to my own sister.
5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift
This is my second round of surgeries with Dr. Fisher. I knew he was my surgeon almost from our first consult, and with a 200+ weight loss, I needed a lot of work and a VERY good surgeon! I have always been impressed with his knowledge, skills, honesty, genuineness, and caring. I have always felt so very safe with him, knowing that his complication rates are low, that he would be a perfect “balance” of aggressiveness for the desired result, but never with undue risk, and that he would only do a procedure where the result was worth the risk, investment, and subsequent scar. Ohhh….and he is a spectacularly gifted surgeon and just really a great guy with whom to go through this journey. My thighs were the most troublesome of all the corrections I needed. My thighs were a mess - bottom 10% even in the MWL category - very large (even calves and ankles) with a LOT of redundant skin and absolutely no shape. Dr. Fisher very smartly did a first stage of liposuction on my legs followed by second stage the most extensive thigh lift I have seen on this site (or any other). Given my starter legs? I have the BEST result I have ever seen on a thigh lift! (Honestly I am not bragging - it really is…go check out my review pictures). If you are looking for a “mommy makeover” - by all means - look locally…but if you are MWL (massive weight loss) with >80 lbs lost you **may** have to travel to find a surgeon that can effectively treat you. I am from Atlanta, but I considered surgeons nationwide (and one in MX) and then chose Dr. Fisher. He is among a handful of the elite MWL surgeons in the country (really I consider him THE BEST but for review purposes, we can go a bit more modest). I have been on this site and many other surgery sites for greater than a year, I can honestly say I chose well and would not have wanted any other surgeon. The other reason to choose this doctor for MWL plastics is that he is “all about” giving women smooth feminine natural attractive curves - not just about the removal of redundant skin which often leaves women with flattened hips and buttocks and/or odd shapes. He is truly an artist in this arena and very gifted. Please do check my reviews for user taken Before/After pictures. Given my start point, what Dr. Fisher was able to transform my body into is really amazing.
I am extremely grateful to Real Self for allowing me to help the real self population with all their questions and concerns. In private practice since 1990, I now exclusively perform body contouring with a special emphasis (80%) on post massive weight loss surgery.
$50. Dr Fisher spends as much time with as you need. He encourages patients at no extra cost to have a follow up appoinment for anyadditional questions the patient may have. The reason for this is that many patients are nervous and excited at the same time and forget to ask questions as well as forgettin
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Medical: University of Witwatersrand
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Treatments offered at Post Bariatric Body Contouring
Blog Posts and Articles
I decided to write this blog after giving a lecture on post bariatric body contouring last night. I was presenting at a bariatric support group meeting and what got me thinking was a comment the bariatric surgeon running the group said during my introduction. He stated that only about 5-10% of post bariatric patients undergo plastic surgery. That night, I started thinking about that percentage. Why so few? I will try to answer my own question with three main reasons for not having post...
Lower Body Lift – Post Massive Weight-loss Body Contouring This article discusses the work horse of post massive weight loss body contouring: the lower body lift. Also known as the belt lipectomy, circumferential abdominoplasty and body lift, the lower body lift is the most sought-after procedure following massive weight loss. Why is this procedure called a lower body lift? The “body” part comes from the 360-degree incision all the way around the body which allows lifting of...
Over the past ten years, the body contouring procedures following massive weight loss have increased more than ten-fold. Primarily performed by plastic surgeons, this area of surgery has essentially become a subspecialty of plastic surgery, making up to 80% of my practice. Like many regular cosmetic procedures, there is a definite learning curve as well as a higher complication rate to body contouring surgery. Although essentially cosmetic, a considerable amount of our reconstructive...
Most popular answers from Peter Fisher, MD
Hello and thank you for your question. I think you are a good candidate for bbl. I think after you will need a tummy tuck. I believe you should obtain... READ MORE
If you mean a hip to hip circumferentially and this is for loose skin typically after significant weight loss. Then the answer is yes. READ MORE
Do I have enough sagging/tissue to make a breast lift (& possibly reduction) worth the associated costs and scarring? (photo)
Hello and thank you for your question. I personally don't think so. You have very nice looking breasts and anytime type of lift will only give a... READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question. A good question with a myriad of possible solutions. If your thighs are lax as well as the buttocks, then a... READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question. Congratulations on your weight loss. Your figure looks excellent. Groin lift or oblique thigh lift as I call it... READ MORE
Uneven buttocks post lower body lift. Could this be from swelling or will I require corrective surgery? (Photo)
Hello and thank you for your question. I see the asymmetry you are concerned about but it is too early to tell how things will settle. The result as... READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question. Congratulations on your weight loss. Under that loose skin and some residual fat is a very nice figure. The... READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question. Most impressive amount of weight loss. Congratulations. You have plateau ', together with your impressive... READ MORE
Hi Lorabell. Congrats on the weight loss. I reviewed your photos and feel that you should first decompress your thighs with liposuction. Then at... READ MORE
Attn: All Doctors That Specialize in Post Massive Body Contouring - What Can You Do for my Thighs? (photo)
Hi Onedimsim. Fantastic job on the weight loss. You actually look good considering you lost 200lb. I have seen pts look much worse than you. Why bring... READ MORE
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