After Weight Loss 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 the new, smaller size. No matter where the sagging skin resides, surgical intervention is necessary to eliminate the issue. Our Colorado Springs, CO plastic surgeons at the Institute of Plastic Surgery perform skin removal surgery for patients, which usually is life-changing, as well as a final step in their personal transformation.
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 our practice 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.
"The care that I received from Dr. Jain and his team was amazing! From my initial consultation to my surgery day to my aftercare I was so happy and confident and not nervous. He was professional and realistic and kept me calm throughout. I’m so glad I picked the Institute of Plastic Surgery."- A.H. / Google / Nov 09, 2018
"Amazing Experience! - The care that I received from Dr. Jain and his team was amazing! From my initial consultation to my surgery day to my aftercare I was so happy and confident and not nervous. He was professional and realistic and kept me calm throughout. I’m so glad I picked the Institute of Plastic Surgery."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 08, 2018
"Blessed that Dr. Dash did my BA - I’m 3 days post op from my BA and couldn’t have asked for a better physician to do my surgery. Dr. Dash and her staff were amazing. I was a little nervous going into my first consult, but everyone made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Dash throughly went over the different kinds of implants, case studies that have been done and answered every question that I had. She is very patient, kind and ful..."- B. / RealSelf / Oct 22, 2018
"Total facial resurfacing - I have had horrible cystic acne from a very young age. I’m 32 and I still break out on occasion. It doesn’t help that I pick at it either, but the scars are awful. I’ve always been self conscious about my face. I decided to go and do something about it when I decided I wanted a breast lift/aug. Some light shows more of the depth of these rolling scar better than others. It has been 24 hours..."- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 22, 2018
"Breast lift with implants - I have had fairly large breasts since high school. They were great and followed me everywhere. Then I went to college and gain the “freshmen 50” (yes 50, not 15) and they got quite large. Between yo-yo dieting, poor nutrition, and inconsistent exercising, they just look sad and deflated. Now that I’m 32, I have finally figured out how to feed myself and I’m stable enough that I’ve decided t..."- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2018
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 being performed. It is very common for patients to have a hospital stay is 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. A member of our team will give you comprehensive scar care instructions for a healthy outcome.
What to Expect
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 their patients are healed in 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 and move freely without sagging skin slowing you down.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $20,000
- Recovery Time
- 6 - 8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 7 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 - 5 Days
Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such an outstanding achievement, and we are so happy for you if you finally met your specific goals. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, our plastic surgeons encourage you to understand your alternatives for cosmetic skin removal. Contact the Institute of Plastic Surgery today in Colorado Springs, CO for more information.