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, Dr. Carlos Raul Barceló and Dr. Huay-Zong Law offer life-changing,
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.
"Dr Barcelo did an amazing job! He has a way of making you feel at ease! The staff are all so welcoming and professional! Great experience all around!"- K.K. / Facebook / Sep 29, 2019
"Dr Genecov is an amazing dr., I highly recommend him. As busy as he is, he takes the time to listen and care. Everyone in the office is helpful too."- J.R. / Google / Apr 16, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. When I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening.Sept. 2018 I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening. When he examined me I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Oct 17, 2018
"Wonderful man and the greatest Dr, hey doc this is Dave and Karen from Lubbock, tx the PT that caused problems, I am great, kepping my weight off and fishing every chance I get, when karen retires in a year we are miving more south and live close to alot of lakes, thanks for all you did for me, will always be greatful!!. Send me your email and will send you you some pictures, take care doc and have fun and fish every chance you get!!"- K.V. / Google / Aug 10, 2018
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.