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.
"I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dr. Sabeeh and his PA, Rachel. I am now three months post breast augmentation and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Sabeeh made me feel at ease during my consultation, patiently addressing all my questions. He showed me before and after photos and ensured I had realistic expectations about the procedure. Prior to surgery, I was a C cup and desired more upper fullness with a natural look. During my pre-op appointment, I had the opportunity to try different implant sizes, allowing me to visualize how they would look on my body frame. Dr. Sabeeh and Amanda, the Forma Office Manager, assisted me in choosing the right implant size, considering both my preferences and body proportions. The surgery took place at Piper Surgery Center, a fantastic facility with friendly and accommodating staff, from check-in to the anesthesiologist. Before the surgery, Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel met with me and my husband to thoroughly review the surgical plan. The surgery, lasting about an hour, was followed by a careful recovery process. Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel visited me in the recovery room to ensure everything was going well before my discharge. During my recovery weekend, Dr. Sabeeh took the initiative to call my husband multiple times to check in and address any questions or concerns we might have had before my first post-op appointment. At this appointment, my breast wrapping was removed, and I was provided with detailed instructions on the garments and dressings I needed to wear for the next few weeks. Throughout my healing process, every follow-up appointment with Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel was incredibly informative. Progress pictures were taken, allowing me to observe my transformation over time. Today, at my official 3-month check-in, I am more than satisfied with my results. Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel have been instrumental in ensuring my journey from the consultation to the post-op period was smooth and reassuring. The natural-looking results I have achieved are everything I had hoped for in my first cosmetic surgery experience. I highly recommend booking a consultation with Dr. Sabeeh. His expertise, attention to detail, and genuine care for his patients have made this experience exceptional."- R.T. / Google / Nov 10, 2023
"I adore Dr. Walsh! She's always patient, professional, and warm. She's always supportive and I value her judgment and decisions. We work together to ensure the best result and I trust her implicitly."- C.C. / Google / Nov 03, 2023
"I saw Dr. Sabeeh for facial injections, this was my first time and I was very impressed with the whole experience. Not only did he do exactly what I wanted but the office was beautiful and staff was great! Highly recommend!"- R.C. / Google / Aug 30, 2023
"I had a prophylactic double mastectomy and Dr. Yao was my plastic surgeon for the reconstruction process. All I can say, is wow. He is truly what every patient wishes for in a healthcare provider. He is professional, takes his time answering questions, has amazing bedside manner, and overall just a very kind and brilliant person. He made me feel very cared for and I trusted everything he said throughout this difficult process. The staff is friendly, specifically Kacey, left a lasting impression. She was warm and took me in with open arms. As I asked many "silly" questions, she never judged me and was always so approachable. I am so proud to be a forever patient of Dr. Yao!"- P.K. / Google / May 25, 2023
"Dr. Sabeeh and his entire staff were extremely professional and caring. They made a potentially frightening experience seem very routine and at the same time very personal. I would highly recommend Dr. Sabeeh for breast implant replacement. My results at age 60 were amazing so more than what I had hoped for."- V.M. / Google / May 20, 2023
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.
After Weight Loss Surgery FAQ
Can I use insurance to pay for my after weight loss surgery?
Insurance policies, on the whole, do not cover the costs of cosmetic surgery. However, policies do vary and may cover you if excess skin is deemed a medical concern. If you would like to submit a claim to your health insurance, please let Dr. Yao know in your first appointment. He can give you the necessary information and paperwork to submit to your insurance company.
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Common areas that are addressed in this procedure are the stomach, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms, and neck. During your initial consultation, Dr. Yao will understand your needs and wants before completing a physical exam of your body. When this is complete, he will give you his suggestions on what should be included in your surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious, and it's usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Forma Plastic Surgery. In this initial consultation, Dr. Yao can talk to you about what you should do before your after weight loss surgery and what might be included in your surgical plan. Before moving forward with after weight loss surgery, you should be at or near a healthy, stable weight.
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.