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After Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery – Skin Removal Technique – Scottsdale, AZ

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Our after weight loss surgery patients at John Williams Plastic Surgery love the dramatic results they obtain after follow-up skin tightening surgery on their loose skin after dropping 100 pounds or more. This is often the last stride in returning their bodies to a healthy state and contour. Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, helps patients shape and trim excess skin around the breasts, abdomen, arms, buttocks, legs, and face to look slim and toned. If you have excessive skin after weight loss surgery, don’t feel defeated if you cannot firm your skin. Be comfortable in your skin again with a cosmetic surgery procedure that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Conditions Treated

When the body loses fat, certain areas may not shrink smaller along with the weight loss. For most patients, surgery is the only option to remove the skin deformity. The typical symptoms or conditions that result form a massive weight loss that can be treated with surgery include:

  • Sagging breasts that point downward
  • “Turtle neck” or flabby skin near the neck
  • Excess, hanging skin or pockets of fat around the abdomen or hips
  • Sagging skin and excess fat or wrinkling around the buttocks
  • “Bat wings” or sagging skin underneath the upper arms
  • Sagging skin and excess fat on the thigh and upper leg region

Combination Surgeries

Many surgeons recommend a combination of procedures for a tighter, more youthful appearance. Doctors do this to increase the chances of seeing optimal results for many years to come. A few possible combinations of how surgeons combine surgeries may comprise of an upper body lift, which addresses the arms, breasts, neck and abdomen, or a lower body lift, which addresses the abdomen, buttock, hips and thighs.

During/After Surgery

After weight loss surgery is a serious procedure taking around 4-7 hours on average to complete, although the number varies widely due to the patients unique needs and goals. It is performed under general anesthesia and usually requires an overnight stay in the hospital. Scarring is an inevitable part of this surgery, but our talented surgeon uses the latest scar treatment methods to help minimize this as much as possible. For many individuals, after weight loss surgery provides results that are so positive, they are life transforming.

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Common Areas Treated?

The most common areas for significant transformation of beauty are seen in the breasts and abdominal area, typically performed during the same surgery. This is sometimes called a Mommy Makeover. In addition, the buttocks, upper thighs, arms, neck, and knees are also common areas treated.

Ideal Timing?

Due to the scope of the procedure, our team recommends that patients need to be close to or have already achieved their ideal reachable weight. However, there are times where taking away excess skin serves as a catalyst to the weight loss process. This is the case when sagging or annoying skin stands in the way of the patient’s workouts or other physical movement.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost?

As a generality, insurance companies typically do not reimburse clients for the expenses tied to a cosmetic surgery. Our billing coordinator works hard to give accurate assessments of surgical cost as well as thoroughly exploring if insurance can cover any of the cost. Sometimes, insurance will cover the cost for cosmetic surgeries where excess skin becomes a medical issue.

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