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After Your Bariatric Surgery

Patients who accomplish major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big roadblock in life. The downside is: while their new figure represents a proud accomplishment, some individuals will face new frustrations. This is often due to the loose and wrinkly skin left behind on the body. Massive weight loss generally leaves patients with skin that cannot shrink to their new smaller size. No matter where the sagging skin resides, surgical intervention is necessary to eliminate the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. John Layliev performs skin removal surgery at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Melville, NY to sculpt the body. This procedure is often life changing, as well as the final step in personal transformation for Long Island patients.

Ideal Candidates for Post-Bariatric Surgery Contouring

The best individuals for skin removal surgery are those who are dealing with excessive loose skin due to weight loss. Generally, this upset is noticed early on as weight is lost. If you have hanging skin, plastic surgery at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery can remove the skin issue and secure the underlying tissue for a tighter and healthier appearance. It's recommended that patients be at a healthy weight before undergoing this surgery.

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Surgical Technique for Post-Bariatric Surgery Contouring

Cosmetic skin removal surgery is generally considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and can take between 3 – 7 hours, depending on how many procedures are being performed. It is very common for patients to have a hospital stay if necessary. Fat removal is often used during the procedure to remove areas where fat exists, followed by skin excision. After weight loss surgery does require longer incisions than less invasive cosmetic procedures, so scarring will be a part of this treatment. During this procedure, every effort is made by our surgeons to place the incisions as discreetly as possible. Before you leave, we will give you comprehensive scar care instructions for a healthy outcome.

What to Expect from Post-Bariatric Surgery Contouring

When you are released from the surgery center, you will need to take a few days to rest at home. Small tubes for draining may be placed near the incision sites to help minimize swelling and drainage and medical garments will be provided to reduce swelling. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel good enough resuming regular activities but considering the treatment plan, it may take longer. Our surgeons find that most of our patients are healed around six months. This surgery can be a life changer for patients, with visible results that are immediate. Once healed, you will be able to wear clothing you could not wear before and move freely without sagging skin slowing you down.

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Reach Your Goals with Post-Bariatric Surgery Contouring

Losing weight is such an outstanding achievement and we are so happy for you if you have finally met your specific goals. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, we encourage you to understand your alternatives for cosmetic skin removal by meeting with one of our plastic surgeons in Long Island. Contact North Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Melville, NY today for more information.

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