After Weight Loss Surgery
Men and women who experience significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big hurdle in their life. However, while their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, in many cases they will be faced with additional frustrations. This is because of the loose skin that remains on the body. Significant weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot conform to their new size. Regardless of where the loose skin resides, skin removal surgery is needed to correct the issue. Plastic surgeons Dr. David G. Genecov, Dr. Carlos Raul Barceló and Dr. Huay-Zong Law offer life-changing,
The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have loose and wrinkled skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. In most cases, this challenge is seen early on during weight loss. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, cosmetic skin removal can reduce the skin deformity and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important patients be near their goal weight before having this procedure and have been stable for a minimum of 6 months, you also need to have a BMI of 30 or less.
"I had pharyngeal flap surgery made by Dr. Genecov. I'm 32 years old and had been having hypernasal speech for the whole life - I was born with a cleft palate and had not the best surgery when I was a child. Even though it wasn't an easy task to fix it on an adult, Dr. Genecov did a great job, I already sound and feel better. His office staff is nice and professional, he treats his patients with care and kindness. I had to go to Dallas TX to have all of this done, but it did pay off.Highly recom"- V. / Healthgrades / Oct 26, 2018
"Dr. Genecov provides the utmost in professional care. His attention to detail and knowledge of each patient’s situation is impeccable."- P. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Genecov provides the utmost in professional care. His attention to detail and knowledge of each patient’s situation is impeccable."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"We have seen Dr Genecov probably for 8-9 years now, since we moved to Texas. You can truly see how much he cares about his patients, not once have I felt rushed or like he didn’t want to listen to my concerns. Dr Genecov and his crew are the best of THE BEST!"- W.S. / Facebook / Jul 14, 2020
"I LOVE DR. BARCELO! HE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! He is very knowledgeable and listens to your concerns/what you are trying to achieve with your visit. He is very realistic and conservative when it comes to injectables, and I have never been unhappy with any of my results! He has been doing my botox for years, and I never have a wrinkle afterwards. He also just did my lips for the first time, I was very nervous as we have all seen women who definitely went overboard. He achieved exactly what I was hoping for and I could not be happier! It is not even noticeable to those who don't know me, but it has made a huge difference for me! I can finally wear lipstick and it not be all over my face, lol. I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering anything in his scope of practice! I live in Austin, and go see him when I come back to Dallas to see my family. I have also never had any difficulty getting an appointment, even the day of sometimes! HE IS THE BEST! Go see him!"- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2020
After weight loss surgery is typically considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and lasts about 3 – 7 hours, varying based on the number of procedures combined. In most cases an overnight stay is necessary. Liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove fat, followed by skin removal. This operation does have the need for larger incisions than other cosmetic surgeries, so scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made to create the incisions as inconspicuously as possible. We also provide post-op counseling, which includes thorough scar treatment instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from the hospital, it is important to schedule enough time to recover at home. Draining tubes may be inserted near the incision locations to help control drainage and compression garments should be worn to minimize swelling. For most patients, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until they can begin resuming light activities but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. We see most patients are recovered around 4 – 6 months. After weight loss surgery can be life changing for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Another benefit is being able to wear clothes that did not previously fit prior to surgery.
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a wonderful accomplishment and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals. But if sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, we invite you to learn about your cosmetic options for skin removal surgery. Call our practice today to schedule your consultation.