UPDATED: BIG to Little! Bariatric Plastic Surgery as featured in Men’s Health Magazine

UPDATE: Catch up with Marcus ONE YEAR post op bariatric weight loss surgery as featured in Men’s Health Magazine by Dr. Franklin Rose

https://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/a25578008/man-weight-loss-transformation-iron-man/


Peter Nielsen: LIFE COACHING – Season One Episode 32 – “From Obese to Triathelete” Peter Nielsen introduces a remarkable man who went from weighing nearly 500 pounds to completing triathlons in fewer than two years!

BIG to Little! Bariatric Plastic Surgery


ORIGINAL BROADCAST ON ABC FOLLOWS:

BIG to Little! Bariatric Plastic Surgery as seen on ABC with Gina Gaston:

Houstonian sheds massive amounts of skin to prove scales are no longer the measure of the man


Man begins journey to cut away 65 pounds of skin.
^^Click the link above to view the video with Gina Gaston on ABC^^

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — https://abc13.com/health/man-begins-journey-to-cut-away-65-pounds-of-skin/2013858/

Marcus Cook is saddled by rolls of fat that hang down from his stomach to mid-thigh, and while that may not sound like a physique you’d be proud to show off, he is proud of this body he has worked hard to shape.

“I actually did an iron man and I did it with all my skin,” said Marcus Cook. “I’ve had a lot of scans and the scans say I have about 65 pounds of skin that just ain’t going away.”

The extra skin is what’s left after Cook went from weighing 500 pounds to 220. He got bariatric surgery but his doctor warned him to keep the weight off he’d need to redefine himself. He did that in triumphant fashion training so much that he was able to complete Texas Ironman — a 16 hour athletic challenge.

But then Marcus wanted to take the next makeover step so he called Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose to remove the extra skin on his stomach.

“What we do in this operation is cut right down to the muscles, tighten up the muscles, then remove all of this skin and fat flap,” said Dr. Rose.

Dr. Rose says the number of people getting skin removal is rising as gastric bypass surgeries become more prevalent. He estimates they are up 10-15 percent over the past few years. It costs about $13,000.

He says the typical so-called “mommy makeover” stomach tuck takes about two hours, but Cook’s procedure took four and a half hours. His risks, the same as with any abdominoplasty, was mostly excessive bleeding.

Just 12 days after surgery — even with some swelling — Cook is shocked by his new view.

“I look down and it’s gone and I cannot wait to fulfill the things that I’ve been pursuing. I feel great,” Cook said.

Cook says he isn’t done yet. He wants to remove extra skin on his arms, chest, back and thighs. And his mission isn’t just personal anymore.

“Yes, he looks great and he’s tighter, but he’s also raised many thousands of dollars for the Ironman Foundation, and so he does this not just for himself, but to give other people hope,” Dr. Rose said.

Cook says he’s been overweight since his teenage years, and along with shedding pounds and skin, he’s also shed the way he measures his own success.

“People say, what do you want to weigh? I don’t have a new weight goal. I will try to shave two hours of my marathon time from last year, so that’s my new goal,” Cook added.

View the original story in it’s entirety featuring bariatric plastic surgery by Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose review on ABC: https://abc13.com/health/man-begins-journey-to-cut-away-65-pounds-of-skin/2013858/


ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS:

HOUSTON, TX – May 2016: Marcus Cook had a wake-up call when he looked at the scales after seeing a photo of himself at a crawfish boil last year. Weighing well over 400 pounds, Marcus decided it was time to take action and face his challenge head-on.
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Following gastric bypass surgery his whole life changed when watching an Ironman Triathlon on TV. Since that time, Marcus has shed over 260 pounds and participated in 6 triathlons including the IRONMAN competition, a charitable athletic event that has raised over 50 million dollars to help those in need.  Inspiring and encouraging others on their massive weight loss journeys and chronicling his own on his website www.bigtolittle.com.
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Despite his incredible story of success and triumph, Marcus found that after his dramatic weight loss there still remained – the loose, hanging skin on his stomach. Serving as a constant reminder of his heavier self; holding him back from many athletic activities he wishes to excel in that could not be resolved with diet and exercise alone. 

SNEAK PEEK! After undergoing #gastricbypass surgery, Marcus has lost 263 pounds. Dr. Franklin Rose is performing #bariatric plastic surgery abdominoplasty for Marcus TODAY to help him prepare for the #IronManCompetition – a charitable event that has raised over 50 million dollars to help those in need.
Marcus is a triathlete and is looking forward to running in both the #Kona & #BostonMarathon. Thin & trim after removal of his excess skin to improve his performance as well as his body image & self esteem.
An #Ironman #Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. Consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order and without a break. Tune in to #ABC13 Houston #EyewitnessNews in a couple of weeks to see his incredible and LIFE CHANGING transformation!

Posted by Franklin Rose on Thursday, May 4, 2017


Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose says stories like these are common. “Following extreme weight loss after bariatric and gastric bypass surgery, the whole body changes. After working hard to lose the excess weight, it’s understandable that patients want to continue to improve their appearance. With an an abdominoplasty, also called a ‘tummy-tuck’ procedure, we can significantly improve both the patient’s outward appearance as well as boosting their overall health and self-esteem. This helps individuals continue to achieve their weight loss, fitness, and personal goals.”

Follow IRONMAN Marcus Cook’s  journey before, during, & after surgery to see his BIG REVEAL on ABC! 

Tune into ABC Eyewitness News on Channel 13 on Sunday, May 21 at 10pm to review Marcus Cook’s BIG REVEAL following his cosmetic abdominoplasty by Dr. Franklin Rose with Gina Gaston!

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Favorite Erica Rose Passed the Bar Exam while 9 Months Pregnant! As featured on MSN, more

Erica Rose – photo by Chris Gillett

Bachelor TV start who hopes to become the future Judge Judy passes the bar while nine months pregnant and claims baby helped her

Erica Rose can officially be called Esquire and is now a licensed attorney practicing with the prestigious family law firm Holmes, Diggs, and Sadler spearheaded by the power duo Cindy Diggs and Judie Sadler in Houston, Texas.

As a mother of two young daughters: Holland and Aspen, she is passionate about child custody and helping her clients divorce as amicably as possible. The firm’s other practice areas include LGBT Relationships, Property & Asset Division, Adoption and International Family Law.  Erica has always been involved in the LGBTQ community. She was honored in 2009 and a speaker at the Human Rights Gala alongside actress Christine Baranski. 

She also received her Masters of Law in Entertainment Law and looks forward to helping those in the entertainment industry with their family law matters as well. 

Erica is the daughter of famous plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin A. Rose, who could not be more proud, world renowned silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, sister of attorney Ben Rose and wife of Charles K. Sanders who also has his law degree.

https://utopiamedspa.tumblr.com/post/179599599861/i-do-not-ordinarily-post-these-types-of-remarks

2018 has been an amazing year for Erica, between getting married, having her second daughter Aspen, and now accomplishing her dream of being a practicing attorney.  Maybe she really will accomplish her dream of being the next Judge Judy after all. 

For more info: https://www.holmesdiggs.com/attorneys/erica-rose/

Listen to Erica’s Podcast as featured in the Houston Chronicle here: https://yourchron.com/2018/11/19/podcast-interview-erica-rose-from-the-bachelor-to-babies-to-the-bar-exam/

By Josh Saunders

Bachelor TV star  Erica Rose, 35, from Houston, Texas, USA, was ready to pop while sitting her final exams to become an attorney and would onto give birth five days later. During the tests she was constantly checked up on by invigilators and concerned students who feared her waters could break at any moment. The mum-of-two, who famously appeared on TV shows The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad and You’re Cut Off, says her daughter was her ‘good luck baby’. She claims the baby would kick throughout the exams when she wanted to urge the future-mum to choose another answer.

After giving birth to little Aspen, now three months old, she was revealed to had passed on October 29 and decided to get sworn in the same day.

Now working as an attorney in family law for Holmes, Diggs, and Sadler, she hopes one day to fill the shoes of her idol Judge Judy or have her own show settling disputes. Erica said: “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do but being nine months pregnant wasn’t fun. “It was so hot in Texas, waddling around in the heat carrying the baby in my belly and all of my books. “Throughout the exam she was kicking the whole time, she was my good luck baby. “She was telling me all the answers to pick, she would kick every time she wanted me to pick a different answer. “During the exam, the admin team were asking if I was ok, and what if my waters broke, all the other students kept checking on me too.

“Being pregnant gave me the extra motivation, I knew I needed to do it because I wouldn’t have as much time when taking care of two kids. “With my TV background I would love to have my own TV court show, I would change it up making it stylish and cool. “It’s always been a goal of mine. I have always been obsessed with Judge Judy, I think she is so smart, funny and an amazing woman. “I love how opinionated she is and tells it how it is despite how brutal that may be. “My goal is being opinionated, telling it like it is, coming from a real and genuine place, I think that’s how I am as a person.”

Erica said: “While I was on The Bachelor, I was so distracted running around that I couldn’t focus and then I had my first daughter. “I figured out now was the right time to do it while I was pregnant because I would have more time then after she was born.” After finding out she had passed her exams she chose to get sworn in that exact same day in a ceremony conducted by Judge Mike Engelhart in Harris County Civil Court. Erica added: “As soon as I found out I went to get sworn in, I had waited so long for this that I knew I didn’t want to wait another day. “Everyone thought it was so funny, but equally as soon as you get sworn in you are licensed. “I feel happy that by 35 I’ve accomplished my current goals to get married, have kids and become an attorney.”

Read the original story in it’s entirety here: https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/lifestyle/bachelor-tv-start-who-hopes-to-become-the-future-judge-judy-passes-the-bar-while-nine-months-pregnant-and-claims-baby-helped-her/vp-BBPROc3

Listen to Erica’s Podcast as featured in the Houston Chronicle here: https://yourchron.com/2018/11/19/podcast-interview-erica-rose-from-the-bachelor-to-babies-to-the-bar-exam/

Dr. Franklin Rose featured in the Wall Street Journal

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

    The Wall Street Journal
    HEALTH & WELLNESS
    DECEMBER 29, 2011

By KATHERINE ROSMAN

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

Beauty takes no holiday.

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery December, particularly the latter half, is the busiest time of the year for many plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and doctors who perform weight-loss operations like gastric bypass. Some doctors say they do twice as many of these elective procedures per day in this period as during the rest of the year.

The reason: After many cosmetic procedures patients want to go underground during the days-long recovery period, which might involve swelling, bruising and oozing. The holiday season makes it easier to avoid interacting with others at work or in school car pools. This year, with Christmas and New Year’s both falling on weekends, a patient can be under the knife or laser beams early in the week and still be presentable by the time the parties start.

For plastic surgeons, the most popular procedures for December are those that require the most time for healing, like face-lifts. Dr. Franklin Rose, a plastic surgeon in Houston, says this month has been his busiest ever. He performed about 20 operations a week, twice the norm during the year. He routinely was operating well into the night, missing out on visits to the gym and attending holiday parties with family. “With surgeons in December, you can have some unhappy wives,” Dr. Rose says.

Read the entire story here: Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery