Post Weight Loss Surgery
For patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight, the aftermath of their commitment to their health can still be hard on their self confidence. While they have taken great strides to improve their health, massive weight loss tends to leave patients with excess skin. This extra skin can be uncomfortable, lead to infections, and cause clothing to not fit properly. Thankfully Dr. Rednam is skilled in post weight loss surgery, and can give patients an improved appearance following procedure.
Ideal candidates for weight loss surgery include those who are in good health, have made overarching lifestyle changes that support their new weight, and those who have realistic expectations. Dr. Rednam recommends that patients have been stable at or near their goal weight for at least three months. Along with weight loss surgery, Dr. Rednam may recommend the following procedures to give patients the best result:
- Breast Lift or Augmentation
- Lower Body Lift
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Thigh Lift
Patients who are older and have been significantly overweight for longer periods of time typically have more skin laxity with less elasticity. Additionally, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery require additional considerations because of their nutritional alterations. Dr. Rednam is familiar with both the mental and physical changes that come with massive weight loss. This is why she is always available to support her patients along their life-changing.
Weight loss skin removal includes a number of the following:
- Lower body lift
- Panniculectomy (removal of the apron of skin beneath the belly button)
- Buttock lift
Recovery from weight loss surgery depends on the procedures received as well as the extent of a patient’s skin removal. Typically patients take one to two weeks away from work to recover, though they should avoid strenuous excercise for at least four weeks post-op.
Results are both immediate and progressive as scars fade and swelling goes down.