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.
"Dr.Ahmed got skills!! I could not be happier with the results of my tummy tuck and lipo. He gave me back my pre baby body, and then some! I went on 5 consultations prior to him. A few minutes into my consultation with Dr.Ahmed I knew he was the one. He is honest, and didn’t try to sell me up on procedures like other plastic surgeons I saw previously. He listened and answered my questions patiently and explained in great detail what my procedure would be like. No one else took that kind of time. Surgery day was calm and his staff is super friendly and caring. After surgery he was always available to answer my questions and making appointments with his staff was easy and they worked with my crazy schedule every time. Dr.Ahmed has changed my life and I am forever grateful. I recommend him to everyone I know."- P. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2020
"Dr. Omar Ahmed is a highly skilled and talented surgeon. He is honest, down to earth, and his bedside manner is excellent. I had a tummy tuck, 360 lipo and a BBL. It was a transformation beyond my expectations. I am extremely happy with the results, and recommended him to anyone and everyone I know who wants cosmetic surgery. I will be returning to him for a breast augmentation in 6 months. Thanks Doc, you changed my life!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2020
"Dr. Ahmed is extremely kind and very informative. He's considerate and always attentive to my mom's needs and concerns. My mom has had several surgeries and had no complications whatsoever. I appreciate his direct approach and his willingness to answer all my questions. My mom says she always feels safe with him. Highly recommend him and his staff. His assistant Angelina is a delight to work with. We wish you all the best, Robin Appleby and Barbara Curry."- R.A. / Google / Sep 08, 2019
"In February 2018, I tumbled down the stairs of my office building. I sustained a four-inch gash in my head that bled profusely. I was sent to Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. They called Dr Ahmed to stitch up my head. My Blue Shield PPO did not want to pay his bill of $7,000, which I thought was very reasonable, given the very skillful job he did, but they paid the ER Doctor’s $5,000 bill. Dr Ahmed was the only doctor that I saw that day, despite a bad concussion."- J.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2019
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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