After Weight Loss Surgery
Losing weight is a desirable thing, but there are times when it will result in other unwanted effects. Chief among these are a reduction in the elasticity of the skin and connective tissue. Weight loss can also result in excessive skin in various body parts. This can obscure the true contour of the body and also reduce self esteem.
One of the goals of after weight loss surgery is to identify this loose skin and snip it off. An after weight loss surgery is designed to strengthen the weak tissues resulting from rapid or extensive weight loss. It results in an improved appearance as well as smoother body contours.
Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery
After weight loss surgery helps you get a more compact and toned appearance. Some of the benefits associated with it include:
- Improves self esteem
- Gets rid of excess skin
- Minimizes skin wrinkling
- Restores body proportions and contours
About The Procedure
Body contouring after weight loss can be achieved using different techniques each addressing different parts of the body and depend on the client’s needs. Most of the techniques are surgical, so the first step is to assess your surgery risk profile. This involves finding out if you are in any state to undergo the type of surgery planned.
Some of the techniques commonly used in body contouring after weight loss include facelifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts, medial thigh lifts, brachioplasty (arm lifts) and lower body lifts. The decision on which combination to use depends on your specific needs as well as your risk profile. In many cases, more than one type of contouring can be done in one session.
After weight loss surgery can be done under general or local anesthesia depending on the nature of the technique used. More invasive techniques demand for the use of general anesthesia. Medications one can be put on before, during and after the procedure include painkillers, anesthetics and sedatives.
With more advanced surgical techniques and clinical care, the risk of scarring post-surgery has been reduced. Experienced surgeons are likely to perform the surgery resulting in barely noticeable scars that may disappear within a few weeks.
After Weight Loss Surgery | FAQ
What is an ideal time frame to go for after weight loss surgery following intentional weight loss?
If you have gone on a diet or exercise regime to lose weight, you should wait at least 6 months after your weight has stabilized to go for after weight loss surgery.
How long will the results last?
The results of after weight loss surgery should be permanent as long as you remain healthy.
How long does it take to recover?
Most people completely recover two to three weeks after the procedure.
What if I’m not a candidate for the procedure?
If risk factors are identified, the surgeon will advise you on how to reverse them and when to show up next for another assessment. For instance, if you smoke, you may be asked to stop smoking and then come to the clinic a few weeks after you have stopped.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your After Weight Loss Surgery Expert
Dr. Fischer is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeons in New Jersey. Having completed a large number of after weight loss surgeries, you can benefit from his experience, use of cutting edge technology, and subject matter knowledge. Book an appointment for your after weight loss surgery with him today.