As the number of bariatric surgeries increase each year; post-bariatric surgery has become a popular procedure performed by Dr. Shahin Fazilat to tighten skin after weight loss. While bariatric surgery can help you attain your ideal body weight, it can also leave you with excess skin and fat in many different parts of your body.
These problems may be corrected with post-bariatric surgery, especially for motivated patients who have committed to a new lifestyle that involves the proper balance of diet and exercise.
Post-bariatric surgery includes performing a tummy tuck, thigh lift, breast lift, breast augmentation, and/or SmartLipo to tighten skin after weight loss. Each surgery may be performed either at the same time or staged to suit your schedule, needs, and safety. Dr. Fazilat can also put you in touch with previous patients, some of whom were affected by obesity.
Our approach to post-bariatric procedures
During your initial consultation about a post-bariatric procedure to tighten skin after weight loss with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail. This will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you.
Patients who undergo post-bariatric surgery with Dr. Fazilat typically have one or more of these conditions:
- Excess skin or loose skin
- Pockets or deposits of fat that won’t go away
- Stretch marks
- A weak abdomen
- A loss of your waistline
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Once you have booked your post-bariatric surgery, our office will coordinate the location and time of your procedure. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests.
Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
Post-bariatric surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice to tighten skin after weight loss. Typically, operations are performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1.5 to 3 hours per procedure, so Dr. Fazilat recommends combining several procedures––for the abdomen and thigh––at the same time.
During the surgery, Dr. Fazilat will remove and/or tighten loose and sagging skin from the abdomen and/or breasts. During the procedure, the incisions are placed in concealed locations and closed meticulously to achieve the best possible results.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their surgery to tighten skin after weight loss combined with other procedures, such as breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body lift, face lift, laser liposuction, arm lift, and thigh lift to remove excess fat and contour your profile.
Recovering from post-bariatric surgery at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After a post-bariatric procedure to tighten skin after weight loss, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Recovery times depend upon the number of procedures performed. Patients can typically return to work within 10 to 14 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
All absorbable sutures are used in post-bariatric surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling, and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Finally, scars from incisions to tighten skin after weight loss can take up to 6 months to one year to fade away. Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit in Mountain View or Morgan Hill, California to discuss your progress.
Request your consultation
To learn more about a post-bariatric surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200 or complete the form below to request an initial consultation. We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you.