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.
"I’m so happy I chose Dr. Schwartz! - The moment I stepped foot in Dr Schwartz’s office I felt so comfortable. Dr Schwartz worked his magic and I couldn’t be more pleased! The staff is fantastic and so personable. I’m so happy I chose Dr Schwartz!"- C. / RealSelf / Feb 04, 2019
"I Love my New Boobs!! - I came to Dr. Schwartz because I had very large heavy saggy breasts I was on his website one day and I fell in love with his work not one single review was bad and after I submitted my consult request Jess got back to me immediately and got me scheduled for a consult the whole staff was amazing and so warm and sweet I felt very comfortable and the healing process was a piece of cake I really..."- J.H. / RealSelf / Jan 23, 2019
"Amazing outcome and experience. I am over the moon with the results. - I came to Dr. Schwartz after one of my implants (that was done by a different Dr.) had ruptured. I also had diastasis recti after my pregnancies that made my stomach look like it was riddle with hernias. I ultimately ended up with smaller implants, a lift and a tummy tuck. Dr. Schwartz wanted to ensure minimum scars being visible from my lift to my naval. I am over the moon with the results. I..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 18, 2019
"Schwartz: Best Dr.In the Business!! - I had considered augmentation for several years so I reached out to Dr Swartz office for a consultation.My desire was to have them done for my birthday. They made the experience so fluid and pleasurable that I feel like these guys are family.They have taken such great care of me before,during and even after the process.I need to find something else for these guys to do for me because I will..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 16, 2019
"Phenomonal Doctor! I had Bellafill done to my face and Restylane done to my lips. Extremely happy with my results and get compliments all the time! Also, my lip injection has lasted longer than ever before which is wonderful! I will definetly be going back to Dr. Schwartz!??????"- B.T. / Facebook / Jan 13, 2019
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.