After Weight Loss Surgery
Significant weight loss is a commendable accomplishment for men and women. This difficult journey requires dedication and strong willpower. If you have reached the point in your body transformation that you want to reduce excess skin, then after weight loss surgery can help with this concern. Often, significant weight loss leaves men and women with skin that cannot shrink to the new, smaller size. No matter where the sagging skin resides, surgical intervention is necessary to treat the issue. At Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, after weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure. For many, it serves as a final step in their weight loss journey.
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What to Expect with After Weight Loss Surgery
The best candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have large amounts of loose skin because of significant weight loss or fluctuation. If you have hanging skin, after weight loss surgery can reduce the excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue for a slimmer and healthier look. Before undergoing skin removal surgery, we highly recommend being at your goal weight.
This surgery uses general anesthesia and lasts between 3 – 7 hours, depending on the number of procedures we perform. Usually, an overnight stay is necessary. Often, patients receive liposuction to remove pockets of fat, then we tighten the skin. Compared to less invasive cosmetic procedures, surgical skin removal does require longer incisions so you will have scars following this treatment. During your treatment, we make every attempt to place the incisions in discreet areas.
After releasing you from the hospital, you will need to schedule enough time to rest at home. We may place tubes near the incision sites to control drainage, and you should wear compression garments to decrease swelling. Generally, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel well enough to resume low-impact activities, but depending on the treatment plan, it could take longer. Most patients can fully recover in about six months.
Transform Your Body
Weight loss is such an outstanding achievement, and we congratulate you if you met your personal transformation. If loose, hanging skin is a problem, we invite you to learn about your options for after weight loss surgery. After weight loss surgery can further sculpt your figure and help you surpass each and every one of your amazing body goals. Contact Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to speak with our patient coordinator.