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After Weight Loss Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ

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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.

What Are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

Major weight loss is a significant achievement that anyone should be able to take pride in. Unfortunately, the loose skin and pockets of stubborn fat left behind can put a damper on your celebration. Post-bariatric surgery at Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ can help you finish your new look with several added advantages, like:

  • Eliminates excess stretched, baggy skin
  • Lifts and firms skin
  • Can target various areas of the body
  • Recontours the frame for a more balanced, well-formed figure
  • Helps with mobility and physical fitness
  • Helps to improve posture
  • Achieves an enhanced, more desirable appearance
  • Helps to relieve skin sensitivity and rashes
  • Delivers a lift to confidence and body image

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.

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