Dr. Coan is nationally famous for his transformations and generosity. As a double board certified plastic surgeon, he helps patients reflect the beauty they feel on the inside with his innovative surgical techniques. He recently appeared on the Emmy Award winning show The Doctors, where he gave the extraordinary gift of plastic surgery to a young man who had been through a challenging weight loss transformation. This complete body makeover is one Dr. Coan won’t ever forget.
At just 19 years old, Tevante weighed more than 400 pounds. He was severely depressed over his appearance, and had even considered suicide. When his mom found a note he had written, he decided he needed to make a change. Tevante made a pact with his best friend Dominique to find a way to lose the weight. Each morning she would call and wake him up and encourage him to hit the gym. Tevante faithfully followed through.
After the first week, he had lost 13 pounds and, after the first year, 100. It was slow going (when he began he could only walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes at a time), but he was relentless in the pursuit of his goals. He also modified his eating habits and gave up fast foods and sugar. Tevante lost 225 pounds through diet, exercise, and hard work.
After he lost the weight, he explains, “I started gaining more confidence … Self-esteem went through the roof. Two years went by. Everything in my life has changed.” He loved his new body, but was unhappy with the volumes of excess skin that remained after his weight loss.
Dr. Coan Contacted by “The Doctors” to Help Tevante
This is when Dr. Coan became a part of Tevante’s story. Aware of Dr. Coan’s award-winning plastic surgery experience, the producers of the show contacted us and asked Dr. Coan to help Tevante complete his transformation. Dr. Coan met with Tevante to assess his aesthetic needs. Every patient is unique, and Dr. Coan needed to perform a careful examination to create the surgical plan that would yield the best possible results for Tevante. Since Tevante had lost a substantial amount of weight, a tummy tuck alone was not going to provide sufficient results. Dr. Coan recommended a lower body lift (which shapes both the abdomen and buttocks) and male breast reduction surgery.
Tevante and Dr. Coan appeared on The Doctors together for the big reveal, and we’re sure you’ll agree, Tevante looked amazing. As he walked out on stage, his glowing smile was obvious. Of his transformation, Tevante says, “It exceeded all my expectations. I felt great afterwards. I have a lot more confidence.”
Tevante’s experience with Dr. Coan has completely improved his life. He’s happier, healthier and had committed to make healthy eating and exercise an integral part of his life. He even ran a marathon.
Dr. Coan is so grateful he was able to use his extensive experience in body contouring, liposuction, gynecomastia, breast surgery and skin removal surgeries to help Tevante complete his weight loss journey. For questions about plastic surgery, to view Dr. Coan’s bio or if you’d like to discuss your own transformation, connect with us by email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 484-4884 and schedule a consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery.