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After Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery

If you have managed to lose a significant amount of weight, you deserve to be thrilled with the result. However, if you have made it to your target weight, but are still not happy due to excess skin, loose tissue, or issues with your physical proportions, then after weight loss surgery also known as body contouring may be the answer. This is a customized surgery designed to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten underlying tissue based on your requirement and expectation so that you can fully enjoy the results of your weight-loss efforts.

After weight loss surgery is a combination of procedures with the objective to give you a natural, toned look and a firm, well-proportioned body. It usually encompasses procedures like; Arm lift, Thigh lift, Breast lift, Butt lift, Face lift, Tummy tuck and Liposuction.

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Who Should Consider After Weight Loss Surgery?

After weight loss surgery is for those who have attained or are close to their weight-loss target but due to massive weight loss the skin in areas such as the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs have become saggy and deflated.

It is also important to make sure that you are able maintain weight for enough time since weight stability plays an important role. If much additional weight is lost after body contouring is performed, excess skin may become an issue again; and if a significant amount of weight is regained, the resulting stretching of the skin may widen scars or create unsightly stretch marks.

Choose The Right Doctor

A successful plastic surgery solely depends upon the right choice of the doctor. While choosing a doctor you must make sure that he or she fulfills the below parameters:

  • Board-Certification

  • Extensive Experience

  • Positive Reviews

  • Sharing Real Results

  • Understands Your Case and Expectations

  • Good Aesthetic Eye

Your Journey with CosmeSurge

Consultation

During your consultation, you will discuss your goals with the doctor. Our doctor will learn about your medical history, past surgeries & use of medications, habits about smoking, nicotine and alcohol. After that, a physical examination is conducted to determine your candidacy for the procedure.

In case you’re seeking breast surgery, the doctor will measure the base width of the breasts and analyze the breast tissue. Apart from examining the muscles on the abdominal wall, the doctor may also assess the areas of the excess fat and skin on the abdomen, arms & thighs. Based on the evaluation, you will be recommended the best procedure. The doctor will also inform you about the options, details about the procedure and results.

Surgery

After weight loss surgery is performed on an inpatient basis and the duration depends on the specific procedures used and combined. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and generally includes one, two or several procedures together. Various procedures/surgeries that be included are;

  • Breast Lift: This procedure may be recommended if you have saggy breast. The procedure restores the breasts to a more youthful projection on the chest wall.
  • Arm Lift: This procedure is recommended if you have saggy and loose skin around your arms. Arm lift can give the perfect shape and contour your arms as per your desire.
  • Thigh Lift: A thigh lift can reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better contours for the thighs and lower body.
  • Butt Lift: This procedure helps in improves the contour, size and shape of the buttocks. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a common buttock enhancement procedure.
  • Face Lift: The facelift procedure can prove to be of great help in cases where sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck has affected the contour of the body.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction is known to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits through suction and improving your body contours and proportion
  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure is primarily done to make the abdomen firm, thinner and is also utilized to eliminate general abdominal scars and stretch marks.

Post Surgery

The recovery time will vary from patient to patient, and it will also depend on the treatments used. Following your surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist and buttocks.

While some patients may take from a week to 10 days to recover, others may need two to three weeks or more for recovery. Remember to take plenty of rest post the surgery. Mild bruising, swelling and soreness are some of common side effects that happen in the days following the surgery.

After Care

In order to have successful long-lasting results it is important to follow the below:

  • Take oral pain medication as prescribed by the doctor.
  • You should avoid touching the breasts, abdomen areas for a week after the surgery.
  • Keep your mobility limited for quicker healing.
  • Avoid lifting, bending and straining at least two weeks.
  • Take adequate rest and in between have short walks as it will help promote good circulation.
  • It is important to attend your follow-up appointments in order to keep track of your progress.
Make Appointment

CosmeSurge is one of the leading aesthetic brands and the largest cosmetology chain in the region. Our services are proven and exceptional as we have team of highly qualified doctors and specialists with years of experience. To book a consultation you can call us on 800 26763 (COSME) or share your details through the book appointment section and our team will reach out to you.

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