After Weight Loss Surgery
Women and men who attain significant weight loss are to be commended having overcome a big roadblock in their life. Oftentimes unfortunately, while their new figure represents a huge accomplishment, some will be faced with new frustrations. This is often due to the sagging and loose skin left behind on the body. Significant weight loss generally leaves patients with skin that cannot conform to the new body frame. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, surgical intervention is needed to rid the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX offers after weight loss surgery to men and women, which can be life changing and serve as a final step in their weight loss journey.
The ideal candidates for skin removal (after weight loss) surgery are those who have stretched and hanging skin due to weight loss. Generally, this challenge is noticed early on as the body begins to change shape. If you have hanging skin, this procedure at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery can remove it and secure the underlying tissue for a healthier, tighter look. It is important for patients to be at their goal weight before undergoing this surgery.
"Great Results! - Dr. Schwartz did amazing on my tummy tuck and breast aug. I was unsure about the size of implants I wanted and ended up going with his suggestion and they are PERFECT. My tummy tuck was my biggest concern because I didn’t want a tiny coin slot looking belly button and once again... it’s perfect. Cute and round and I proudly show it off. My only very slight complaint is that during my post op ..."- J. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2018
"Dr. Schwartz is a very skilled surgeon who always puts your wants and concerns first. Him and his team make up a very comforting environment when you visit their office. They always greet me by name and ask how I have been. They make sure all my questions are answered with as much information as they can give me. Even when I had a concern right before surgery, the doctor sat down and went over photos with me again to make sure he had the best understanding as to what I was looking for. He made it happen and my results are amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. I highly recommend this doctor."- A.W. / Google / Aug 07, 2018
"Make This One in Your Top List to Consult with - Dr. Schwartz is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor. Him and his team made every visit I had with them a comfortable one. I have never felt like I was being taken advantage of or forgotten in any way. They are so kind and caring. Every time I go into the office I am greeted by name and asked how I have been. The girls there are compassionate and seem to really love their job. The..."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"Very Happy! - Dr. Schwartz is amazing!! I am 31 years old, I had my 3 kids in my 20’s and breast fed all 3 kids for at least a year. I also enjoy working out and running and I say that because we all know where woman lose weight first, our breasts ????. Needless to say I was feeling pretty bummed with how my breasts were looking. I never gave much thought about getting my breasts done because it made me s..."- K. / RealSelf / Jun 30, 2018
"Robert Schwartz was one of the most knowledgeable doctors I talked to when trying to get consultation for my abdominalplasty, his consultation was so through giving every single detail about how he was going to do my surgery. Which was why I picked him to be my doctor, that same knowledge and professionalism carried on from surgery till my follow up consultations. Him and his team were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had and I really appreciated that. I think he has one of the best practices in the DFW area and just his amount of knowledge and making sure you feel comfortable the entire way is amazing."- T.A. / Google / Jun 14, 2018
Cosmetic skin removal surgery is generally considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and can take about 3 – 7 hours, depending on how many procedures are combined. An overnight stay is usually necessary. Fat removal is commonly done during surgery to remove fat tissue, followed by skin excision. Plastic surgery of this nature does require larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries, so scarring will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, Dr. Schwartz will make every attempt to place the incisions as inconspicuously as possible. He or a member of his team will give you specific scar care instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from the surgery center, it is important to take a few days to recover at home. Draining tubes may be placed near the incision sites to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to minimize swelling. On average, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel good enough to resume low-impact activities, but it could take longer depending on the treatment plan. Dr. Schwartz finds that most of his patients are healed around 4 – 6 months. This surgery can be life changing for patients, with visible results that are immediate. You will finally be able to enjoy the clothes you could not wear and move freely without layers of wrinkled skin slowing you down.
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Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such an amazing achievement and we congratulate you if you have met your specific goals. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Schwartz encourages you to learn about your options for skin removal and body contouring. Call Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX today for more information.