Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Losing a large amount of weight through bariatric surgery or prolonged dieting and exercise can offer a number of life-changing benefits. However, there are some downsides to losing so much weight at once, too. Namely, losing lots of weight tends to leave you with quite a bit of excess skin, which can become loose and saggy. This can make it much harder to enjoy the positive results of your monumental weight loss. In this situation, many people are turning to After Weight Loss Surgery, also known as excess skin removal surgery or body contouring surgery.

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What Is After Weight Loss Surgery?

After Weight Loss Surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to remove the loose, excess skin that’s left over after undergoing bariatric surgery. The main goal of the procedure is to create a firmer, more toned physique for a patient who has recently lost a large amount of weight.

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Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re experiencing a significant amount of loose, sagging skin after undergoing bariatric surgery, excess skin removal could offer some or all of the following benefits:

  • Eliminates excess skin after weight loss surgery
  • Creates a slimmer, more toned physique
  • Helps clothes fit better
  • Increases wardrobe options
  • Improves body proportions
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Provides Long-lasting results

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Your After Weight Loss Surgery Consultation

To begin the process of undergoing After Weight Loss Surgery, you’ll need to first schedule a consultation with Dr. Landford. This meeting will give you the opportunity to learn about the procedure, receive answers to your questions, and talk with the doctor about your aesthetic goals. Dr. Landford will listen to your needs and preferences and use that information to put together an appropriate treatment plan.

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What Should I Expect During the Surgery?

After Weight Loss Surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The details of your surgery will depend on where your excess skin is located and how much skin needs to be removed. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Landford will begin carefully adjusting and excising excess skin based on your treatment plan. She will then secure the remaining skin with sutures. The length of the surgery can be anywhere from one to four hours depending on the patient.

You’ll need to hang around for monitoring for a few hours after the procedure. After that, you can return home, but a friend or family member will need to drive you. Ideally, they should also remain with you for the first night of recovery.

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How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After your excess skin removal procedure, Dr. Landford will give you thorough instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. The specifics of your recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery, but usually, patients can return to work after one to two weeks. However, it’s best to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

Am I a Candidate for After Weight Loss Surgery?

Adults dealing with excess skin following major weight loss could be good candidates for After Weight Loss Surgery. To be an ideal candidate for the procedure, you should:

  • Be in generally good physical and mental health
  • Have a significant amount of loose excess skin after bariatric surgery or major weight loss
  • Have the desire for a slimmer, more toned figure
  • Have realistic expectations for the surgery
  • Not be currently pregnant or nursing
  • Be a non-smoker
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Why Choose CCFPS for Your After Weight Loss Surgery?

At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing every patient with the best possible aesthetic care. Your After Weight Loss Surgery will be performed by Dr. Wilmina Landford, a highly respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a holistic, patient-centric approach to cosmetic treatment. Dr. Landford understands that each patient has unique needs, and she consistently goes the extra mile to satisfy those needs while providing a comfortable, stress-free experience. With us, your procedure will yield breathtaking, natural-looking results and help you restore your self-confidence and self-image. Give us a call today if you’re ready to schedule a consultation.

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