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.
"First of all I am a man 65 years old that had lost 90 pounds in the last two years. Because of that I needed a tummy tuck to get rid of the excess skin. I've searched many doctors qualifications over the last year and decided to talk to Dr. Schwartz due to his qualifications. From the very first phone call his staff are one of the main reasons I chose to talk to him. They are the best I've ever encountered. The staff are so genuinely caring, and Dr. Schwartz explanation of the procedure and what he was going to do, plus the measures he takes to minimize any discomfort, I made the decision right then to do the procedure as soon as possible. I've been putting this off for a long time as I was fearful of how much pain would be involved,but I am very happy to say I had very minimal discomfort and only took a pain pill the first evening home. I healed quickly and the entire experience has been the best I could have hoped for. You will be glad to have Dr Schwartz and his staff to take care of you thru the entire experience."- C.T. / Yelp / Nov 13, 2018
"Quick and Easy - My overall experience was quick, efficient, and Dr. Schwartz gave me exactely what I wanted. His office staff is very friendly and easy to contact for any questions or concerns. I have no pain or discomfort and I feel this procedure was the best I could have asked for."- K. / RealSelf / Nov 06, 2018
"Exceptional service! I had my breast aug with Dr. Schwartz January of 2018 and I highly recommend him to anyone - seriously, I get so many compliments and so many opportunities to refer to his office! Dr. Schwartz made me feel so comfortable during my consultation that I scheduled my surgery before I left the office that day. I am 100% happy with my results and my choice to use Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery!"- B.R. / Google / Sep 26, 2018
"Exceptional service! I had my breast aug with Dr. Schwartz January of 2018 and I highly recommend him to anyone - seriously, I get so many compliments and so many opportunities to refer to his office! Dr. Schwartz made me feel so comfortable during my consultation that I scheduled my surgery before I left the office that day. I am 100% happy with my results and my choice to use Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery!"- B.R. / Yelp / Sep 25, 2018
"Effective Communication Lead to Exceptional Results. - When a physician couples skill with the ability to build rappor it leads to exceptional results. I received Dr. Schwartz’s name from a dear friend who had the same procedure but I did not remember his name when I began my search for a plastic surgeon one year later. Only after the surgery did we discover it must have made an impression!Dr. Schwartz was the 3rd surgeon I visited for a c..."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 12, 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.