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 had the best experience working with Dr. Schwartz and his beautiful staff! I went in for my second breast augmentation to have my saline implants of 13 years removed and replaced with silicone. Upon meeting Dr. Schwartz, I knew immediately my search was over. He walked me through everything in detail, Listened to every question I had and truly wanted me to have the best experience and what I wanted within reason. From the moment I set foot in his surgery center the day of my surgery, I was greeted with smiles and I felt so comfortable, the nurses, Dr. Chang his anesthesiologist, PCD Laura, all of them, I knew I was in good hands! They look amazing now and I love them! Thank you Dr. Schwartz!"- Anonymous / RealSelf / Jul 03, 2019
"I have been getting Botox, fillers, Facials ect. For years, but I only trust one person only for that. Cristy is an amazing talented esthetician. Every time I see her I know I’m in good hands especially my lips. Defiantly the lip queen of Dallas. Thank you so much Cristy."- P.R. / Google / Feb 15, 2020
"10 STARS at least. This doctor is absolutely amazing. Dallas is lucky to have a doctor of this caliber in the area. We spent months researching and speaking with several doctors in the area. My wife was extremely specific in exactly what she wanted. Dr. Schwartz and the staff spoke and met with her several times to ensure that she got the exact results that she expected. My wife was specifically detailed in her expectations and he has EXCEEDED them. The results are picture perfect and she feels FANTABULOUS.I put in a ton of research on this process. I read, reviewed, and watched it seems like a million articles or videos on day to day post op expectations. There are so many stories of girls having issues and pains during the first 7 days post op. I tell you from day one my wife had ZERO PAIN!.......I will say that again ZERO PAIN. We stuck to the medications down to the second and her recovery was pain free....THIS MAN/DOCTOR IS AN ABSOLUTE ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!!"- S.B. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I came to Dr Schwartz a very anxious and shy person and from my first consult to my 6 month post-op check in, I have never felt so comfortable and confident under any other medical professional. I’m short and shaped a little oddly, and expressed concern with having the volume I wanted without looking like a caricature. Dr Schwartz took my “dream boobies” photos and translated them to suit my body better than I could have anticipated. I look so much more balanced and proportional without a bra on, and I have never felt so confident in my own skin and motivated to take care of my body. I feel like my true self and I am still in absolute love with my new breasts. The entire staff is really friendly and easy to talk to, the drive to surgery was more stressful than the actual procedure because they took such excellent care of me. I fit in my clothes so much better, I walk with more confidence at work, and my boyfriend has noticed improvements in my posture and the frequency in which I smile in the mirror. Thank you so much for blessing my life with newfound confidence and pride in my body. I never thought I’d feel this good about my body but I’m so glad I researched, found an incredible board certified surgeon and took the plunge. I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience."- P.K. / Google / Feb 13, 2020
"Cristy was absolutely incredible and knowledgeable when it came to my lip filler! I had them done by someone else years ago and didnt like the shape at all and Cristy made sure to really focus on my cupids bow to make sure I had the perfect shape so my smile looked great as well! she makes you feel comfortable and relaxed! shes the best and wont go to anyone else!!!"- V.L. / Google / Jan 31, 2020
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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.
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