About After Weight Loss
Patients who accomplish significant weight loss are usually ecstatic, having overcome a big burden in life. Oftentimes, while their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, in many cases, they will face other cosmetic frustrations. The new challenge is usually the hanging skin that resides on the body. Significant weight loss generally leaves patients with skin that cannot conform to their new shape. No matter where the skin deformity resides, skin removal surgery is needed to correct the issue. Plastic Surgery Vegas offers skin removal surgery for Las Vegas, NV men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight but cannot rid loose skin with exercise alone. This usually is a life-changing procedure at Plastic Surgery Vegas and also serves as a lasting step in a patient's weight loss journey.
"My experience at "Plastic Surgery Vegas" practice has been amazing.Everyone I came in contact with was very welcoming and professional. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Higgins and his close staff (Laura & Kristin). This was to be my 4th breast augmentation in 25years (my 1st with Dr. Higgins), which included reconstruction/lift due to wanting to go smaller with this surgery. After my initial consultation with Dr. Higgins, I felt very comfortable and confident to proceed, but as a nurse, I had a few more questions. His reception had no problem scheduling an additional appointment to address any additional concerns. In my career as a nurse, I have met and worked with many physicians over the years. I have come across very few surgeons as authentic, caring, skilled and talented as Dr. Higgins. I felt that Dr. Higgins really listened to me, and addressed my questions and concerns. As most people are,,,, I was nervous about the surgery but felt very taken care of by Dr. Higgins and his staff all the way into to O.R. and just prior to being put to sleep. In all of my previous surgeries, I had never been met with such attention and compassion up to and beyond my surgery. Additionally, my results are PHENOMENAL, and have far exceeded my expectations. I would trust & recommend Dr. Higgins, as well as "Plastic Surgery Vegas" not only to complete strangers, but to anyone I love and care about. Las Vegas is a city that attracts lots of Plastic surgeons, which can make choosing a quality Plastic surgeon VERY difficult. I took my time, I did my research, and am extremely happy I did. If you expect quality care and results, Dr. Higgins, and Plastic Surgery Vegas will far exceed your expectations."- M.N. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
"This is my second surgery with Dr Edwards, and I have to say that the experience was as good as the first one. I developed a severe capsular contracture after a breast revision with a different doctor. Dr Edwards have been trying really hard to help me with my issues, and even though it has been a long and painful journey getting my normal breasts again, I am and forever will be grateful that I met Dr Edwards because he is an outstanding physician, he has great bedside manners. He treats me like I am part of his family, he never appears to be in a rush, he will take the time to answer all your questions, and makes sure you are well taken care by everyone in the office. He has done everything and anything possible to prevent my body from developing a capsular contracture, and I trust him without hesitation. So far, my breasts look perfect, and I am very hopeful that this time my body will take the implants. Also, I am very thankful to Cathy that has been with me from the beginning of this long journey. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. If I ever had a concern, she was always available to resolve any issue. I never really had to request to talk to Dr Edwards because Cathy, and this time Cynthia too, always took care of anything I needed. Thank you so much ladies! Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant, and she is awesome, and very helpful with the financial part of the process. Finally, the office is beautiful, clean and very welcoming. Everyone in the office, including the front desk clerk are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon to go see Dr Edwards because you won’t regret it. He is the best of the best! Thank you Dr Edwards for all that you do to makes us look pretty and confident! ❤️🙏🏼"- A.J. / Google / Jul 20, 2020
"I Am Forever Thankful - Dr Edwards did my breast implants revision due to capsular contraction. And I have to say that meeting him it is the best thing that happened to me. Besides being highly skilled on this procedure, and doing an outstanding job, he is very kind, professional and always treat you like you are part of his family. My surgery went very well. I had minimal pain, no swelling and no bruising. He followed me frequently so check my progress. His assistants Cathy and Cynthia are super sweet, caring and extremely knowledgeable, you can tell that they are well trained. Every time I had a question or concern, they always called me back with a solution or answer to my problem. I always felt confident that if I needed something, he was always available to talk to me, but like I mentioned before, Cathy and Cynthia were so awesome that many times they answered my questions very well that I did not need to talk to Dr Edwards. Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant and she is awesome, she will work with you through the process and will do her best to find you the best financial option for you.I highly recommend Dr Edwards to anyone that is looking for a great plastic surgeon. Trust me on this! You won’t regret meeting him. He is the best in town! Thank you for giving me back my confidence! I am forever grateful to Dr Edwards, Cathy and Cynthia for making this experience less traumatic."- A. / RealSelf / Jul 18, 2020
"Love the team! Dr. Silver is super nice and great caring. Love my results. He knows what he’s doing 👌"- V.N. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have excessive loose skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. Generally, this issue is visible early on as the body gets smaller. If you have hanging skin, after weight loss surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas can remove the deformity and secure the underlying tissue for a tighter and healthier appearance. It's recommended that patients are close to a healthy weight before having this procedure.
After weight loss surgery
After weight loss surgery is generally considered an invasive treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and lasts about 3 – 7 hours, depending on how many procedures are being performed. In most cases, an overnight stay is necessary. Fat removal is often used during the procedure to eliminate excess pockets of fat, followed by skin excision. This surgery does make larger incisions than other cosmetic surgeries so varying degrees of scars will be associated with this treatment. During this procedure, every attempt is made by our team to place the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. We will also give you comprehensive scar treatment instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
When you are released from our care, you will need to allow a week or two to recover at home. Small tubes may be inserted near the incision sites to help control drainage, and compression garments should be worn to help with swelling. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you can go back to regular activities, but considering the level of invasiveness, it may take longer. We find that most of our patients are healed around six months. Skin removal surgery can be life-changing for patients with visible results that are immediate. Once healed, you will be able to wear the clothes you want and move freely without layers of wrinkled skin keeping you from the things you love to do.
After weight loss Surgery FAQS
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Typical areas that are corrected in after weight loss surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, arms, neck, and breasts. In your consultation, we will discuss your concerns and goals before completing an examination of your body. Once this is complete, we will give you our suggestion on what needs to be part of your surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
During the course of losing weight, the areas of excess skin will become apparent and it's usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Vegas. During this consultation, we will talk about how to prepare for your surgery and what might be part of your custom treatment plan. Before scheduling surgery, you need to be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
The length of your recovery will vary, depending on how many areas you are addressing during after weight loss surgery. If you had many areas treated, your recovery will take more time. In your consultation, we will talk to you about what you can expect after surgery and suggestions to help you be more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at Plastic Surgery Vegas will need to be scheduled so we can monitor your recovery.
Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such an awesome accomplishment, and we are so happy for you if you have finally met your personal transformation. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, we invite you to learn about your alternatives for skin removal surgery. After weight loss surgery can further improve your silhouette and help you meet and surpass each of the exciting body goals you set for yourself. Call Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation.