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
"I highly recommend Dr. Bidros. He showed concern not only for my physical well being but also my emotional well being. His office staff and medical assistant are friendly, professional, helpful and go above and beyond to make a patient feel comfortable. I don’t not hesitate to suggest his practice to others."- S.S. / Google / Jan 01, 2020
"He is 5+ stars!!!Dr. Rafi Bidros is fabulous! I highly would recommend him. He is professional and super knowledgeable at his specialty and you are in good hands knowing he is taking care of you. He also is a genuine, caring and kind Dr. and takes the time tolisten and very patient and puts your mind at ease. Also, I love his entire staff. They are all professional and very kind individuals! I highly recommend Dr. Bidros. Thank you for always taking fabulous care of me!"- L.R. / Healthgrades / Nov 01, 2019
"Dr. Bidros & his Staff @ MY Body MD Plastic Surgery are part of a team that made my journey through the breast cancer & reconstruction process a success. My one-on-ones with Dr. Bidros, Mandy, Jackie, Connie & other staff members gave me confidence and squashed my unwarranted fears. At each visit, all questions were answered, and I felt comfortable about asking any question. From greeting to exam to insurance and scheduling, everything worked like clock work. I am blessed to have this practice on my side and am happy they have been with me through this most difficult time in my life. THANK YOU!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
"Dr Bidros is amazing! I'm so glad I went with him, I highly recommend. I love my results!"- K.G. / Google / Aug 22, 2019
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.