After Weight Loss Surgery
If you have experienced significant weight loss, you are to be commended, having overcome a major hurdle in your life. The downside: while your new shape represents a huge accomplishment, you may now be faced with additional frustrations. This is due to the loose and wrinkly skin that remained on your body. Significant weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot conform to their new, smaller size. Regardless of where the sagging skin resides, skin removal surgery is often needed to eliminate the issue. Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann offers after weight loss surgery for La Jolla, CA men and women. This life-changing procedure can be performed at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Center, serving as the final step in your weight loss journey.
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 issue is recognized early on as weight is lost. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery can reduce the deformity and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important that patients be near their goal weight before having this procedure.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
After weight loss surgery is typically considered a major surgical procedure. It is performed using general anesthesia, in an accredited surgical facility and can last 3 – 7 hours, based on the number of cosmetic procedures needed. For most patients, an overnight stay is necessary. Liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove areas where fat exists, followed by skin removal. After weight loss surgery does require larger incisions than other cosmetic surgeries, so scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made by Dr. Schoemann to create inconspicuous incisions. Dr. Schoemann or a member of his team will give you comprehensive scar treatment instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from the hospital or surgical center, it is important to schedule enough time to recover at home. Tubes may be inserted near the incision sites to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to reduce swelling. For most patients, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume regular activities but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. Dr. Schoemann finds that most of his patients are fully recovered at around 4 – 6 months. After weight loss surgery can be life-changing for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Finally, you can wear the clothes you want and become more active without sagging skin getting in your way.
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such an outstanding achievement, and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals. If sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, Dr. Schoemann encourages you to learn about your options for cosmetic skin removal. After weight loss surgery can further sculpt your physique and help you achieve and surpass each of the amazing body goals you set for yourself. Call Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to schedule your consultation.