Post Weight Loss Skin Excision
Losing a large amount of weight can leave you with unwanted loose skin that detracts from your new, slimmer figure and can hinder the self confidence you deserve after the hard work of weight loss. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Griner to learn about how post weight loss surgery might be the right option for you to reveal your new figure.
About the Procedure Depending on your individual situation, there are several procedures or combinations of procedures that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. -Lower Body Lift -Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) -Breast and Facial Surgery -Etc.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Griner to discuss your personal concerns. Dr. Griners keen eye, will help you see what results are possible for you.
What to Expect
Before Surgery Post weight loss skin excision surgeries vary depending on what operations you have decided on. Prior to the surgery, Elevation Plastic Surgery will provide you with pre-operative instructions to familiarize yourself with including the activities, medications, and food to avoid prior to the operation. A responsible adult should accompany you to the surgery and provide care for the first-night post operation if necessary.
Day of Surgery On the day of surgery, you'll meet with both Dr. Griner and the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to answer any last questions. The operation length depends on the extent of the surgery followed by an hour to an hour and a half in the recovery room prior to being discharged.
Recovery Recovery will depend on the extent of the operation, but most patients are able to resume normal activity two to four weeks post operation. A detailed plan will be given to you following your operation to provide the quickest and safest recovery.
How is a post weight loss skin excision performed? Post weight loss skin excision is typically for patients who have lost an extensive amount of weight through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery, or a combination both. A personalized plan is developed with your surgeon, who will outline the realistic results surgery can provide and suggest procedures on an individual basis.
How long does recovery from post weight loss excision usually take? Recovery time is based on how many procedures you have done. Multiple procedures done in a single surgery time will result in one recovery time. Swelling, numbness and some discomfort are to be expected in the first week post operation. Most swelling will subside in the first few weeks, and scarring will fade in anywhere between three months to two years.
What are my options for post weight loss skin excision? Post weight loss skin excision is performed to tighten hanging and loose skin. Options may include liposuction, breast lift or reduction, facelift, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, etc.
How long will the results last? Results will last indefinitely, barring any weight gain or other circumstances like pregnancy.