Introduction to 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.
Before & afters
What is After Weight Loss Surgery?
Oftentimes referred to as a Panniculectomy, this surgery removes the excess skin from your lower abdomen that is the result of massive weight loss. Unlike a Tummy Tuck, your abdomen muscles are not tightened, but the excess skin and fat are removed to flatten your abdominal area.
Who are the Best Candidates 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, weight loss surgery at Platinum Plastic Surgery can reduce the deformity and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a healthy, tighter look. Patients need to be near their goal weight before having this procedure.
What are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?
Not only does After Weight Loss Surgery has its cosmetic benefits, but it also has health benefits. Many of Dr. Costa’s patients have noticed the following benefits from this surgery:
- Enhances Weight Loss
- Gives you more Self-Confidence
- Increased Physical Activity
- Improved overall comfort
- Lessens Discomfort, Irritation, or Rashes on your abdomen
- Reduced Back/ Body Strain
- Reduces Health Risks associated with excessive abdominal fat
What’s the First Step?
The First Step to receiving After Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas is to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Costa. While in your private and personal consultation, you will be allowed to address any questions or concerns you have in addition to meeting our amazing team. Dr. Costa will use this time to thoroughly assess the areas you are looking to improve and give you his experienced opinion on what route will be best for you. When you and Dr. Costa agree on the desired outcome, your surgery will be booked.You must be clear with Dr. Costa during this consultation about your medical history, diet, workout regimen, and surgical goals. Maintaining an open dialogue with Dr. Costa only helps to create the best surgical outcome.
What to Expect on the Day After Weight Loss Surgery
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.
After Weight Loss Surgery Recovery
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 and has immediate visible results. Finally, you can wear the clothing you want and partake in activities without loose skin slowing you down.
Why Choose Dr. Costa?
Dr. Christopher Costa is one of the best plastic surgeons for your After Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing thousands of cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Costa is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as having received the very prestigious Castle Connelly Top Doctor award, which has been given to only a few of the best surgeons in the country. When you come into Platinum Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that you are in very skilled and capable hands.
How Much Does After Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Las Vegas, NV?
The cost of After Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas, NV will vary on several factors. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Costa. During your appointment, you will be able to get a further explanation of the procedure and receive a full breakdown of the costs.
Schedule Your Consultation
Although you can control your diet and maintain an active lifestyle, sometimes our bodies have a difficult time adjusting to sudden, drastic changes. If this is an area that you are struggling with, we encourage you to contact us at Platinum Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV for a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Costa will assess your needs and desires and devise a treatment plan that works best for you. Say goodbye to your excess skin and hello to the new you by scheduling your appointment today!
After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
Is After Weight Loss Surgery painful?
The initial surgery should not be painful, however, many patients may experience stomach pain when they eat too much. Habits can be hard to break, but this surgery does limit the amount of food that you can ingest, which does create discomfort.
How many appointments will I need?
You should only require 1 surgery, however, you may be asked to come in for check-ups to ensure that the surgery is taking and you are experiencing your best results.