After Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

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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.

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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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.

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