After Weight Loss Surgery Overview
While losing a significant amount of weight is a tremendous achievement, it may not be visible because of excess, sagging skin. In many cases, particularly after bariatric surgery, the skin is unable to adapt to the new body shape, which leaves loose, hanging skin throughout the body. A final, finishing touch to your weight loss journey may be after weight loss surgery to remove excess skin and stubborn fat, while tightening the muscles for a slim, toned appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros offers after weight loss surgery at his Houston practice to help patients reach their cosmetic goals. Compliment all the hard work you did to lose weight with personalized after weight loss surgery that may include a lower body lift, an upper body lift, an upper arm lift, a thigh lift, a butt lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"One of the best doctor in the world execellent very friendly help full profossional work professonial team i had my exprience great"- R.C. / Google / Jun 28, 2020
"The team was very friendly and helpful in guiding me through this process. I am 3 months post op and my breast reduction results have exceeded my expectations! Dr. Rafi is the best! Thank you!"- N.T. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"Dr. Bidros is a true professional and perfectionist.and staff are amazing. I am very happy with my results. Thank you for the good care and support. I highly recommend Dr. Bidros."- D.K. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"I am so happy with the staff and my surgery. Everyone in the office is professional and friendly. They discuss procedures, options, recovery, and answer any and all questions. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable with your procedure."- N.M. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
After Weight Loss Surgery Surgical Technique
After Dr. Bidros and the patient decide which areas of the body will be treated, Dr. Bidros will create a surgical plan to meet the patient's needs. Specific surgeries that may be part of an after weight loss surgery:
- Lower Body Lift - corrects abdomen, groin, buttocks and outer thighs
- Upper Arm Lift - tightens upper arms by removing sagging and excess skin
- Thigh Lift - tightens skin at the thighs by removing excess fat and skin
- Buttock Lift - tightens the buttocks by removing excess skin
- Tummy Tuck - removes excess skin to tighten skin at the middle and lower abdomen, and the abdominal muscle is also tightened
- Mini Tummy Tuck - tightens skin at the lower abdomen by removing excess fat and skin
Depending on their individual treatment plan, Dr. Bidros will talk to patients about their anesthesia options, but all surgeries will be performed in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. After the surgery, Dr. Bidros will talk to the patient about their recovery instructions and any tips that may help them heal faster. Every patient heals at different rates and the length of recovery will depend on the amount of surgeries performed at one time.
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After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
You should be at a healthy, stable weight for at least one year prior to your after weight loss surgery to get your best results. Any additional weight loss after the surgery may cause loose, sagging skin. Any weight gan after the surgery will cause the skin to stretch and may leave stretch marks.
All surgical incisions will leave scars, however Dr. Bidros tries to make incisions as small as possible and in less visible areas. Incisions may also be made in the natural creases of the body to help them blend in with the skin. With proper scar care management, most scars will flatten and fade. Most patients consider the scars worth it for their improved appearance.
If needed, Dr. Bidros may stage the surgeries into two or more procedures. This avoids overwhelming the body’s healing process and causing an excessive recovery period. Many times, after weight loss surgery is split into an upper and lower body lift, but Dr. Bidros will determine the best way to stage and schedule your surgeries based on your health and other factors.