After Weight Loss Surgery (Skin Removal Surgery) - Dallas, TX

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After Weight Loss Surgery

Men and women who experience significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big hurdle in their life. However, while their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, in many cases they will be faced with additional frustrations. This is because of the loose skin that remains on the body. Significant weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot conform to their new size. Regardless of where the loose skin resides, skin removal surgery is needed to correct the issue. Plastic surgeons Dr. David G. Genecov and Dr. Carlos Raul Barceló offer life-changing, after weight loss cosmetic surgery to both men and women in Dallas, TX as an addition to the last step in their weight loss journey. To learn more, call Genecov Plastic Surgery Group for a free consult. 

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have loose and wrinkled skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. In most cases, this challenge is seen early on during weight loss. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, cosmetic skin removal can reduce the skin deformity and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important patients be near their goal weight before having this procedure and have been stable for a minimum of 6 months, you also need to have a BMI of 30 or less.

Surgical Techniques

After weight loss surgery is typically considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and lasts about 3 – 7  hours, varying based on the number of procedures combined. In most cases an overnight stay is necessary. Liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove fat, followed by skin removal. This operation does have the need for larger incisions than other cosmetic surgeries, so scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made to create the incisions as inconspicuously as possible. We also provide post-op counseling, which includes thorough scar treatment instructions for an effective outcome.

What to Expect

Once released from the hospital, it is important to schedule enough time to recover at home. Draining tubes may be inserted near the incision locations to help control drainage and compression garments should be worn to minimize swelling. For most patients, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until they can begin resuming light activities but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. We see most patients are recovered around 4 – 6 months. After weight loss surgery can be life changing for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Another benefit is being able to wear clothes that did not previously fit prior to surgery.

Reach Your Goals

Weight loss is such a wonderful accomplishment and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals. But if sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, we invite you to learn about your cosmetic options for skin removal surgery. Call our practice today to schedule your consultation.

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