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.
"Amazing! Dr. Schwartz and his practice are the best. - Dr. Schwartz and his practice are the best. The girls are always super sweet and always knowledgeable on anything you ask. My procedure has made my confidence much better and I feel a lot more comfortable with myself. I am very pleased with my results."- Z. / RealSelf / Mar 06, 2019
"I selected Dr. Schwartz I couldn’t be more pleased with the decision. Highly recommended! - Several years ago I researched plastic surgeons in Dallas to do my breast augmentation. I selected Dr. Schwartz I couldn’t be more pleased with the decision. He and his staff were very helpful throughout the process and the results were fantastic. When at topless pools and beaches I frequently get questions and compliments from women considering the procedure. I use Dr. Schwatz for a..."- T.P. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2019
"I had an amazing experience with doctor Schwartz and his staff - Doctor Schwartz and he staff are amazing. From the very first visit to the very last one I couldn’t have asked for a better practice they made me feel at home we’re very personable. His work is amazing the time, effort and personal care he puts in for his patience is outstanding . I had lipo in the abdominal area and flanks also a tummy tuck. Amazing results !! I am more confident than I e..."- R. / RealSelf / Feb 27, 2019
"Male Lipo - Looking good and amazing results. I am an avid runner and could not get that final little “muffin top” to go away. I had contemplated limo for many years and finally did it with Dr. Schwartz. I am so pleased and wish I had done it sooner. His staff is great and so So helpful."- W. / RealSelf / Feb 15, 2019
"BEST Experience - This experience has been wonderful start-to-finish. I was very nervous at first and had my friend come with me for my first appointment because I was worried I’d feel pressure one way or another. Not at all. They were kind, professional, and made me feel comfortable from the first appointment. The facilities are great and the staff are wonderful. My best frame of reference for how I w..."- P. / RealSelf / Feb 15, 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.