After Weight Loss Surgery (Post-Bariatric Body Contouring) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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.

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