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.
"It's been a year since my surgery with Dr. Schwartz. The results are fabulous, and I love how my body looks! For the initial months, I had some hiccups with healing due to my own fault, but the Doc and staff took great care of me and seamlessly got me where I am today. I would highly recommend Dr. Schwartz for any cosmetic surgery/procedure! He makes your wishes come to fruition, with a natural touch. I am a 42-year-old mother of two young kids who has never felt more confident about my body! I can honestly say that I look better now than I did a decade ago! :)"- H.P. / Google / May 15, 2019
"I have had the best experience ever with Dr Schwartz. I am very satisfied with his work. And he’s very caring Dr."- P.N. / Facebook / May 04, 2019
"Best of the Best Body Shoppe Guy I would go to no one else for body transformation."- J.S. / Facebook / May 04, 2019
"Dr. Schwartz and his staff are beyond kind and have always made me feel beautiful and important. Stunning facility! And will definitely be a return patient for any next cosmetic surgery!"- H.P. / Google / May 03, 2019
"Dr. Schwartz is a fantastic doctor and very skillful in is art of making you happy with your goals . I especially am impressed with his staff , from Jes”s warm welcoming smile to Laura making you feel comfortable and confident in knowing their office will take care of your needs or questions. I am so pleased with my outcome and looking forward to returning here again for any future needs.Thanks for a wonderful experience."- S.B. / Google / May 03, 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.