Major weight loss is a significant accomplishment, whether by dieting alone or after bariatric surgery. Unfortunately, this degree of weight loss might have left you with multiple areas of stretched out skin and soft tissue. Plastic surgery after weight loss is designed to remove the excess folds of skin and help complete your transformation.
If you have taken the time and energy to invest into your overall health, you owe it to yourself to look as good as you feel. Fitting into new, smaller clothing enhances the excitement you feel when you step on a scale. You are healthier, happier, and more active. After all the work you’ve put into losing weight, shouldn’t you be able to wear what you want and look the way you have always wanted? Having cosmetic surgery surgery can be the final step to reach your ideal shape.
About Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery after major weight loss requires special care from highly experienced surgeons. The physiology and healing capacity of patients after a significant weight loss is unique. Dr. Luther “Tripp” Holton are board-certified plastic surgeons recognized for their training and experience as body contouring specialists with knowledge of the special needs of post-weight-loss patients.
Weight loss patients often present with a laundry list of issues they wish to correct. Combining procedures to safely and effectively deliver the desired results requires the expertise of a talented and experienced surgeon. The knowledge of the delicate balance between body regions, length of surgery and recuperation time is extremely important. Commonly combined procedures include breast lift, liposuction and face and neck lift. At Anne Arundel Medical Group Plastic Surgery, we have the training, expertise and experience to safely deliver the results you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about the Surgery After Weight Loss procedure, request a consultation with Dr. Tripp Holton today. Alternatively, you can call our office at 443-481-3400 to schedule your appointment.
Frequently asked questions
What will my recovery be like? The surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will be able to leave the surgery center on the same day. Some patients have found that the recovery is a slow process, and it may take four to six weeks before you can exercise and perform daily activities without any restrictions.
Will there be scarring? Yes. Scarring is an unfortunate consequence of this procedure, but our surgeons will make every attempt to minimize the scars left behind. The scars are often in areas that can be covered by underwear or a bathing suit, and most patients have said that the benefits of the surgery far outweigh the nuisance of scarring.
Should I change my habits after surgery? It is recommended that you stick to a strict diet and exercise plan after you have fully recovered from the surgery, as gaining additional weight can compromise the results.