How Long Is The Recovery After Extreme Weight Loss Surgery?

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Once you’ve finally reached your weight loss goal, it is certainly time to celebrate! However, for many patients, one final hurdle stands in the way of full transformation: excess skin. From physical challenges to emotional distress, the loose skin that remains after significant weight loss can wreak havoc on a person’s life and make all of their efforts feel meaningless. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers men and women a truly life-changing solution. Board-certified plastic surgeon and after weight loss expert Dr. Jaime Schwartz is dedicated to helping patients realize their ultimate goals and finally achieve the body they deserve with after weight loss skin removal surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. If you are considering skin removal but have concerns about a lengthy recovery period, you may be surprised to learn just how quickly you can resume your routines and start enjoying your new body. Find out more here!

What does after weight loss surgery do?

For the majority of men and women who experience extreme weight loss, their skin is unable to shrink down to fit the new contour of their bodies. This leaves patients with a significant amount of loose, hanging, stretched out skin that can make even the simplest of daily tasks difficult and uncomfortable. After weight loss surgery provides a fantastic opportunity for patients to rid themselves of sagging skin and finally enjoy the results of all of their hard work. Some of the most compelling concerns associated with excess loose skin that can be improved or corrected with post weight loss skin removal surgery include:

  • Muscle or skeletal pain
  • Poor posture
  • Discomfort with physical activity or exercise
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits
  • Recurrent chafing, itching, infection, and other skin irritation
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lack of self-esteem

What procedures are included in after weight loss surgery?

Because every patient’s situation is unique, Dr. Schwartz carefully tailors each skin removal surgery after weight loss to meet the patient’s individual concerns, needs, and goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly examine your skin, take a thorough health history, and explain all of your skin removal options in detail. In most cases, Dr. Schwartz will also confer with your other doctors during preoperative planning to ensure a safe and successful procedure. The specific procedures included in your case will depend on the nature and severity of your concerns, along with additional factors. Some of the most common procedures included as part of after weight loss skin removal include:

  • Lower body lift
  • Upper body lift
  • Arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Panniculectomy
  • Neck lift
  • Liposuction
  • Breast lift

How long does it take to recover after skin removal surgery?

The recovery timeline after skin removal surgery can also vary significantly depending on which procedure(s) were performed. For example, patients who undergo arm lift only may be able to return to work within 1 – 2 weeks, while patients who undergo a more extensive, full-body procedure could require several weeks off work. The most critical thing you can do to ensure your recovery is as successful, efficient, and comfortable as possible is to follow your surgeon’s postoperative guidelines closely and completely. These may include wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting, sleeping in certain positions, and other instructions.

There is no doubt that skin removal surgery is an extensive procedure that requires healing and recovery. However, Dr. Schwartz fully understands the desire and need for patients to get back to their regular routines as soon as possible. With this in mind, Dr. Schwartz is proud to have developed advanced protocols and procedures that dramatically minimize recovery time and allow patients to resume their daily lives much sooner than was previously possible. This method, known as Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™ involves using a gentler form of anesthesia and other strategies that contribute to a quicker, more comfortable recovery period. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will explain the Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™ method in greater detail and help determine if it is an option for you.

Don’t spend another day being miserable in your own body. Consider post weight loss skin removal surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

By losing a massive amount of weight, you’ve already conquered the hardest part of your journey. Let our professional team help you achieve the final step in your weight loss transformation with Beverly Hills skin removal surgery. Call us today to schedule your private consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz, and discover how achieving the body you’ve been dreaming of may be easier than you think!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.