After Weight Loss Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ

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What Is After Weight Loss Surgery?


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After you lose significant amounts of weight, sometimes called "Massive Weight Loss", sagging of the skin is inevitable. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Different procedures can help different parts of the body; call the office for a consultation, and Dr. Nachbar will be happy to tell you how we can help.

For some patients, this occurs after gastric bypass or after gastric stapling procedures. These procedures reduce the size of the stomach, producing a gastric pouch that fills more quickly and produces satiety, or a sense of fullness, after a smaller amount of food. For many patients, this can help with weight loss, but is no magic cure. It still takes significant discipline to lose large amounts of weight.

For other patients, massive weight loss can occur with dietary restriction and exercise without gastric surgery.

However you lose the weight, massive weight loss will produce loose, hanging skin, because the stretching of the skin will have produced a loss of elasticity, preventing the skin from "snapping" back. The only effective way to deal with this problem is surgery, to remove the excess tissue.

These surgeries tend to produce significant scars, which are, however, very well tolerated, due to the dramatic improvement in appearance, and even in ability to get around without the hanging skin interfering with your movements. To treat all the areas desired often requires multiple procedures.

Dr. James Nachbar, a plastic surgeon at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery, offers after weight loss cosmetic surgery to men and women. This is usually a life-changing procedure and the last step in their weight loss journey.

What Are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss is a fantastic achievement that you should take satisfaction in; at the same time, weight loss may additionally create its own challenges, like excess skin and stubborn clusters of fatty tissue. Post-weight loss surgery in Scottsdale, AZ at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery can help you cap off your new look with a host of added perks, such as:

  • Removing unsightly lax, hanging skin
  • Lifting and tightening skin
  • Appropriate for different areas of the body
  • Reshaping the physique for a more proportioned, consistent look
  • Enhancing mobility and exercise
  • Helping to improve posture
  • Creates an improved, more appealing effect
  • Relieving skin sensitivity and rashes
  • Boosting confidence in your body

Am I An Ideal Candidate for After Weight Loss Surgery?

The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have excessive loose skin due to losing a significant amount of weight.

In most cases, this challenge is seen early on as weight is lost. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, surgery by Dr. Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery can reduce the skin deformity and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look.

How Is After Weight Loss Surgery Performed?

After weight loss surgery is usually a significant procedure. It is performed using general anesthesia, and can last a number of hours, depending on the number of procedures combined.

It is very common for patients to have an overnight stay after their procedure.

Most often, several procedures are combined into one surgery.  For example, we can often perform circumferential abdominoplasty along with breast lift and breast implant placement in a single procedure.  We can then perform brachioplasty and inner thigh lift at a second surgery, sometimes only two or three weeks after the first surgery.

When circumferential abdominoplasty is performed, Dr. Nachbar does it using the No-Drain Tummy Tuck technique.  This, along with EXPAREL® long lasting anesthetic, allows the patient to be up and walking within only a few hours after surgery.

What to Expect Following After Weight Loss Surgery

Once released from the hospital, it is important to schedule enough time to recover at home. Dr. Nachbar generally does this surgery without using any surgical drains.

Recovery time varies, but it is very important to be up and about as quickly as possible to reduce the chance of complications.  Based on the surgery you are planning, Dr. Nachbar can discuss with you the time you should allow to recover.

After weight loss surgery can be life changing for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Finally, you can wear the clothes you were not able to wear, and you can be active without sagging skin getting in your way.

Busy mom of 2 small kids, in need of a tummy tuck after weight loss surgery and kids. - Dr Nachbar took the time to explain my options at my consultation. I decided to go forward with the 360 drainless tummy tuck with a fdl as well.Leading up to surgery, his office staff were nothing less than awesome - answering questions and making me feel completely at ease.Day of surgery, Dr Nachbar again explained everything. There was never any doubt about if I was making the right choice...

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Weight loss is an outstanding accomplishment, and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals.

If sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, Dr. Nachbar invites you to learn about your options for cosmetic skin removal. Call Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today to schedule your consultation.

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What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?

Common body parts addressed in this procedure are the abdomen, butt, thighs, arms, breasts, and neck. during your consultation, Dr. Nachbar will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. When this is done, he will suggest what needs to be part of your surgery.

When should I get my after weight loss surgery?

During the course of losing weight, areas of excess skin will become apparent, and it's usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery. During this initial consultation, Dr. Nachbar will discuss what you should do before your surgery and what might be included in your treatment plan. Before proceeding with surgery, you need to be at or near a stable weight.

What will my recovery be like after surgery?

Your recovery will depend on your surgical plan. If you had several areas treated, you should plan more time for your recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Nachbar will discuss what you should expect after surgery and offer tips to make you more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery will need to be scheduled so Dr. Nachbar can assess your healing.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.