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.
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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.