What is After Weight Loss Surgery?
Individuals who experience significant weight loss are to be commended, having moved past a big hurdle in their life. Unfortunately, while their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, some individuals will face new frustrations. The new challenge is usually the hanging skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot shrink to the new body frame. No matter where the loose skin resides, surgical intervention is needed to rid the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa performs skin removal cosmetic surgery for Las Vegas, NV patients. This can be a life-changing treatment for patients at Platinum Plastic Surgery and is also the last step in their weight loss journey.
"Happy, is too small a word. Breast reduction surgery was the scariest thing I had ever done. Dr. Costa listened. Really listened. Along with his kind and lovely staff. The whole process was made easy for me, and the results are all that I had hoped for.So make your appointment with confidence, knowing that you are choosing the right doctor. Dr. Costa, truly is an asset to his profession."- S.L. / Google / Jan 26, 2019
"Consultation review: Wonderful Bedside Manner - Very thorough and knowledgeable. He spent time with me and explained everything and answered my questions. I’ve only had a consultation, but looking forward to scheduling my procedure. Implants made in the USA! That was what I wanted to hear."- D. / RealSelf / Mar 15, 2021
"Did my consultation last week and it was a great experience from the second I walked into the office. Very nice clean and quite office, staff was amazing and Dr. Costa was very friendly, and knowledgeable. Will update if/when I actually have my surgery completed."- K.M. / Google / Mar 14, 2021
"I had the good experience with Dr Costa, he was super honest and professional. The place is very nice, clean and the staff members is very helpful and kind. With Diane we had a great experience with my plan. I really recommend the place and the Dr Costa."- P.D. / Google / Mar 12, 2021
"I love Platinum Plastic Surgery. Dr.Costa is an amazing plastic surgeon. He takes pride in his work and delivers the best result. I had a mini facelift and neck lift. He took really good care of me. He listened to the improvements I was looking for and I am very pleased with the result. He gave me my self-confidence back. I can’t thank Dr.Costa enough. I just love his artistic ability, he is very gifted in what he does. His office staff are also very professional and friendly."- D.T. / Google / Mar 12, 2021
Am I An Ideal Candidate for After Weight Loss Surgery?
The ideal candidates for skin removal surgery are those who are dealing with loose and wrinkled skin due to massive weight loss or fluctuation. Most often, this issue is noticed early on as weight is lost. If you are challenged by loose skin, after weight loss surgery at Platinum Plastic Surgery can reduce the deformity and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a healthy, tighter look. It is important for patients to be near their goal weight before having this procedure.
After Weight Loss Surgical Technique
After weight loss surgery is typically considered an invasive treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and can take about 3 – 7 hours, depending on the combination of procedures combined. For most patients, a hospital stay is necessary. Fat removal is often incorporated during the procedure to remove pockets of fat, followed by skin excision. After weight loss surgery does make larger incisions than most other cosmetic surgeries so scars will be a part of this treatment. During surgery, every effort is made by Dr. Costa to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Costa or a member of his team will give you detailed scar treatment instructions for a healthy outcome.
What to Expect Following After Weight Loss Surgery
Once released from the surgery center, you will need to allow a week or two to recover at home. Tubes may be inserted near the incisions to help control drainage, and compression garments will be provided to reduce swelling. For the average person, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume low-impact activities, but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. Dr. Costa finds that most of his patients are healed around six months. This surgery can be a life-changer for patients with visible results that are immediate. Finally, you can wear the clothing you want and partake in activities without loose skin slowing you down.
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Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a huge achievement, and we are so happy for you if you have met your specific goals. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Costa encourages you to learn about your alternatives for plastic surgery. After weight loss surgery can further transform your silhouette and help you to achieve and surpass each of the exciting body goals you made for yourself. Call Platinum Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to speak with our patient coordinator.