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.
"After two previous, unsatisfied breast augmentations, I was referred to Dr Schwartz! He was very focused & determined on making sure that he knew exactly what I was wanting & went above & beyond to assure me that I would be satisfied with the results. I am 100% elated with the results that I achieved from the knowledge & skills of Dr Schwartz! Thank you staff & Dr Schwartz for a superb experience!"- B.F. / Facebook / May 23, 2018
"Dr. Schwartz paid attention to me and what I wanted. He made sure I knew exactly why I chose this and that I was doing for the right reasons. I would highly recommend at least getting a consultation in with him so you can see for yourself why he is one of the best."- A.C. / Facebook / May 09, 2018
"The Eyes Have It! - I researched countless services and discovered Dr. Schwartz among several well respected plastic surgeons. I began calling the providers and after considering the professionalism of the office staff and information provided via the internet and phone, I consulted with two surgeons in person. I waited an hour and five minutes before being seen by one surgeon who was pretentious, unapologetic and spent 10 minutes describing multiple procedures he recommended, without listening to me. My experience with Dr. Schwartz was far different. His staff was professional and friendly. Although Dr. Schwartz is very skilled in his profession, he was unpretentious, personable, and listened to my concerns. He laid out a specific plan for blepharoplasty and didn’t try to sell other procedures."- O. / RealSelf / May 05, 2018
"Several years ago, my eyelids began to droop just like my mother's. The aging process caused my eyes to look tired and uneven, and it was beginning to impair my vision. So I researched countless services for corrective surgery, and discovered Dr. Schwartz among several well respected plastic surgeons. I began calling the providers and after considering the professionalism of the office staff and information provided via the internet and phone, I consulted with two surgeons in person. I waited an hour and five minutes before being seen by one surgeon who was pretentious, unapologetic and spent 10 minutes describing multiple procedures he recommended, without listening to me. My experience with Dr. Schwartz was far different. His staff was professional and friendly. Although Dr. Schwartz is very skilled in his profession, he was unpretentious, personable, and listened to my concerns. He laid out a specific plan for blepharoplasty and didn't try to sell other procedures. It has been over 2 months since my surgery and I love the difference it made in my face. I am actually able to see better since my eyes are more open. I don't look continuously tired and my eyes are even again. It took years off of my face, yet I still look natural."- D.O. / Yelp / May 05, 2018
"HIGHLY RECOMMED - 5 STARS! I highly recommend Dr. Schwartz. The whole process was quick and easy and I am very satisfied with the results. The office staff and staff at the Surgery Center were exceptional. I enjoyed the whole experience."- D. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 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.