After Weight Loss Surgery
Women and men alike who accomplish significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big roadblock in their life. While reaching their goal weight is a huge accomplishment, in many cases, they will be faced with new frustrations. This is often due to the sagging and loose skin left behind on the body. Significant weight loss generally leaves patients with skin that cannot conform to the new body frame. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, surgical intervention may be needed to rid the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden offers after weight loss surgery for men and women in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. This can be a life-changing treatment at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX as a final step in your weight loss journey.
After Weight Loss Surgery Reviews
"Ill start with 4 but I'm not scheduled for my procedure until jan 4th. So far I love his manner and the time he takes to get to know you and explain the procedure. His staff is friendly and helpful. I'm have a Panniculectomy almost 7 years after weight loss surgery. Surgery went well. 284 days post op. And I LOVE the result! No longer self conscious about excess belly skin love my new fgure!"- A.G. / Yelp / Oct 15, 2013
The ideal candidates for skin removal surgery are those who have stretched and hanging skin due to losing a significant amount of weight quickly either through natural methods or bariatric surgery. Generally, this issue is noticed early on as the body begins to change shape. If you have hanging skin, after weight loss surgery can remove the problem and secure the underlying tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important that you be at or near your goal weight before undergoing this surgery.
Cosmetic skin removal surgery is generally considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and can take about 3 – 7 hours, depending on how many procedures are combined. In most cases, an overnight stay is necessary. Fat removal is usually used during surgery to remove fat tissue followed by skin excision. Plastic surgery of this nature does require larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries so scarring will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made by Dr. Kasden to place the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will give you specific scar care instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from the surgery center, it is important to take a few days to recover at home. Tubes may be placed near the incision sites to help control drainage and medical garments should be worn to minimize swelling. On average, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel good enough to resume low-impact activities but depending on the treatment plan, it could take longer. Dr. Kasden finds that most of his patients are almost fully healed around 4 – 6 months. This surgery can be life changing for patients with visible results that are immediate. Finally, you will be able to wear the clothes you want and move freely without layers of wrinkled skin slowing you down.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does after weight loss surgery cost?
Total costs for after weight loss surgery will depend on what all is part of your treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will create your surgical treatment plan based on your areas of concern. Once this is determined, he can better estimate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, pre- and post-surgical care, and more. In order for you to focus on getting the results you want from a trusted plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kasden, we accept many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my after weight loss surgery?
Insurance companies, for the most part, will not cover the expenses associated with cosmetic surgery. However, coverage does vary and sometimes may apply to weight loss patients where the loose skin becomes a medical problem. If you would like to use your health insurance, please let Dr. Kasden know during your consultation. He will help you get the needed information and paperwork to complete your insurance claim.
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Typical body parts that are addressed in after weight loss surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck, arms, and breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination of your body. Once this is complete, he can give you his recommendations for what should be included in your after weight loss surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
During the course of losing weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. During this initial consultation, Dr. Kasden can talk to about how to prepare for your surgery and what might be included in your treatment plan. Before moving forward with this procedure, you should be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary depending on the extent of your surgery. If you had many areas treated, you should plan more time for your recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will let you know what you should expect during your recovery and tips to help you feel more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at our office in Southlake, TX will need to be scheduled so Dr. Kasden can monitor your healing.
Plan Your Procedure
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such an awesome achievement and we congratulate you if you have met your specific goals. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Kasden encourages you to learn about your options for skin removal and body contouring. After weight loss surgery can further transform your body and help you achieve and surpass all of the outstanding body goals you set for yourself. Call the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX for more information.