After Weight Loss Surgery
While major weight loss represents a proud accomplishment, some individuals will be faced with additional frustrations. This is often due to the stretched-out skin left behind on the body. Massive weight loss generally leaves men and women with skin that cannot shrink to the new shape. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, surgical intervention is needed to remove the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed offers after weight loss surgery for Pasadena, CA men and women. This can be a life-changing procedure and also serves as the last step in their weight loss journey. If you'd like to find out if you qualify, contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. to schedule your appointment.
"A million stars from start to finish!! I’ve been so scared for years to get this mommy makeover! Dr. Ahmed brings his A game every single time he walks in through the door! My body went back in time 10 years, but my mind is still trying to catch up! Honestly it’s a pleasure to go shopping, a pleasure to have my confidence restored. Dr. Ahmed is soft spoken, kind and really listens to YOUR concerns. It’s easy to tell that he is not money hungry and that your best interests are what he is concerned with! Don’t look any further if you are considering any plastic surgery. I would recommend Dr. Ahmed over any surgeon in LA! "- L.A. / Healthgrades / Apr 26, 2022
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"I’m in healthcare and chose Dr. Ahmed based on a friend’s recommendation. Dr. Ahmed is knowledgeable, professional and most importantly caring which is rare to see in physicians these days. I had 2 cosmetic procedures performed and my expectations were exceeded. "- D. / Healthgrades / Dec 02, 2021
"Highly recommend!!! From consultation to surgery day and now 3 months post op, I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Ahmed and his staff at his Pasadena office. My procedures included a breast reduction/lift and tummy tuck! Wow! Wow! Wow is everyone’s reaction to me and that is my own reaction to my reflection in the mirror. You can trust that Dr. Ahmed will do good by you and you will get the results you want. I spoke to a few patients in the waiting room and they all felt how I did! Thank you Dr. Ahmed!"- M.B. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
"Had a broken wrist from a Gun shot womb, bullet was inside my wrist, plus was broken. He did a great job. thanks for the great work 👍 and coming to the hospital ER to to help me."- L.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
Ideal Candidates for After Weight Loss Surgery
The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who are dealing with excessive loose skin due to a massive weight loss or fluctuation. In most cases, this challenge is seen early on as a patient loses weight. If you are challenged by loose skin, cosmetic skin removal at Omar Ahmed, M.D. can eliminate the abnormality and secure the remaining tissue for a tighter and healthier look. It is important for patients to be at their goal weight before undergoing this surgery.
After Weight Loss Surgery Technique
Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is almost always considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and lasts about 3 – 7 hours, varying based on the number of procedures being performed. Usually, an overnight stay is necessary. Liposuction is often incorporated during surgery to remove isolated fat pockets, followed by skin removal. Plastic surgery of this nature requires larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries so varying degrees of scars will be a part of this treatment. Our team will give you comprehensive scar treatment instructions for a healthy outcome.
What to Expect Following Surgery
Once released from the hospital, it is important to take a few days to rest at home. Tubes may be placed near the incision sites to help minimize swelling and drainage, and medical garments will be provided to assist with swelling. For most patients, it takes at least 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume low-impact activities. Dr. Ahmed finds that most of his patients are back to normal around 4 – 6 months. Skin removal surgery can be a life-changer for patients with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Once healed, you can wear clothing you want and become more active without hanging skin getting in your way.
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Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is a huge achievement, but if loose, hanging skin is a problem, Dr. Ahmed invites you to learn about your alternatives for skin removal and body contouring. After weight loss surgery can further transform your body and help you meet and surpass all of the goals you set for yourself. Contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to schedule your consultation.
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