After Weight Loss Surgery in Pasadena, CA

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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.

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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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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