What is After Weight Loss Surgery?
Significant weight loss, while a wonderful accomplishment. can often leave patients with skin that cannot conform to the new size so some will end up with loose and hanging skin. This can oftentimes hurt a person or make exercising difficult. No matter where the hanging skin resides, skin removal surgery is needed to correct the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz performs after weight loss surgery for Dallas, TX men and women. This can be a life-changing procedure at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and also serves as a lasting step in their personal transformation.
"Bodytite on abs and flanks - I've always hated my love handles, no matter how much I work out or diet even when I was young that's where weight would stay. Finally I decided to do something about it! After doing a ton of research I decided BodyTite was for me. Now about a year after my procedure I can say it was totally worth it. I was swollen for maybe 9-10 weeks because they did some liposuction too, but I could tell a difference right away & my best results seemed to show at about 6 months after my BodyTite."- R. / RealSelf / Feb 05, 2020
"My clients think I'm ten years younger than my age! - I have had amazing results using Dr Hanz. He is so down to earth and can relate to anyone. The results I received are unbelievable. My clients think I'm ten years younger than my age! The procedure is painless and I was back to work in no time!"- J. / RealSelf / May 21, 2020
"Botox done right! My husband and I tried Botox for the first time and Dr. Hanz was gentle and caring. He let us decide what we wanted and what we were comfortable with. There was no "you should get this, or you need this" - Dr. Hanz is the kind of doctor we all need. I will definitely be going back. Thanks Dr. Hanz!"- T.O. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
"After searching for the perfect doctor to give me my dream body for 3 years I finally found the doctor for me! I got liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift from Doctor Hanz and he absolutely exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! He did exactly what I asked for and then some. I was nervous about having a fake looking butt and he gave me the most perfect round athletic looking butt. I had a pooch and love handles for the longest time and they are completely gone! All the other doctors I met in the past didn't really seem like they cared, but Dr Hanz listened to me with patience and answered all of my questions thoroughly! I am so grateful I met him and chose him to give me the body I have been wanting for years. The procedure was not under anesthesia and I recovered so quickly. If I could give 100 stars I would!"- D.B. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"I had lipo 360 with Dr. Hanz. I didn't experience any pain during thanks to the medications. After the procedure I was very sore, but I was back at work at 830a the next day. The soreness has lasted since, but has gotten better & hasn't restricted me from my day to day routine. I was able to shower 48 hours after my procedure so I was able to take the garment off. I knew I was going to be swollen, but even with the swelling I could see visible results. I cried happy tears because I couldn't believe it. The nurses & doctor have been more than amazing throughout this process by checking in & making sure I am doing well. I cannot wait to see my results week after week! **Update** It's been about 10 months since my first procedure. I had my 2nd procedure 2 weeks ago on a totally different area! Much easier recovery since it was just arms and not my entire midsection. Soreness, but nothing keeping me from my everyday routine. I was back at work the next day with this procedure as well. Fabulous procedure, amazing staff, & life-long results that have made me so much more confident."- H.H. / Google / Sep 30, 2020
Should I Get After Weight Loss Surgery?
The best individuals for after weight loss surgery are those who are dealing with loose skin due to a massive weight loss or fluctuation. Generally, this issue is noticed early on during weight loss and continues as a person loses more weight. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, after weight loss surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can reduce your issue and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It's recommended that you be at your goal weight before considering skin removal surgery.
How Does After Weight Loss Surgery Work?
After weight loss surgery is generally considered a major treatment. Performed under general anesthesia, on average, it takes between 3 – 7 hours. For most patients, an overnight stay is necessary. A form of liposuction is often incorporated during surgery to remove your fat, followed by the surgical removal of your loose skin. This surgery does require larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries so scarring will be associated with this treatment. Dr. Hanz will make every effort to place the incisions as inconspicuously as possible and give you the information you need to help your scares heal lightly.
What Can I Expect After My After Weight Loss Surgery?
When you are released from Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it is important for you to take a week or two to recover at home. Small tubes may be placed near the incisions to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to reduce swelling. It will likely take roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can go back to light activities, but depending on the treatment plan, it may take longer. Dr. Hanz finds that most of his patients are fully recovered around 4 – 6 months after their surgery. This surgery can be life-changing with amazing results that are immediate. Finally, you can wear clothing you want and move freely without loose skin keeping you from the things you love to do.
Frequently Asked Questions about After Weight Loss Surgery
How much will after weight loss surgery cost me?
The final cost for after weight loss surgery will all depend on what is included in your treatment plan. Once your treatment plan is finalized, he can better estimate costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, before- and after-surgery care, and more. In order for you to concentrate on getting great results from a trusted board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Hanz, we take many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my after weight loss surgery?
Insurance companies, for the most part, will not cover the costs of elective surgery. Although, policies do vary and sometimes may apply to weight loss patients where loose skin is deemed a medical issue. If you are planning to use your insurance company, let Dr. Hanz know during your initial consultation so his team can help you get the necessary information and paperwork to complete your insurance claim.
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Typical areas that are addressed in surgery after weight loss are the abdomen, butt, upper thighs, arms, neck, and breasts. In your consultation, Dr. Hanz will listen to your concerns and goals, then perform a physical exam of your body. When this is complete, he will give you his suggestions on what needs to be part of your surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, excess skin will become more obvious and it is usually a good time to schedule a consultation at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During this consultation, Dr. Hanz can talk to you about how to prepare for your surgery and what areas should be included in your treatment plan. Before scheduling this procedure, you need to be at or near a healthy, stable weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary, depending on how many areas you are addressing during after weight loss surgery. If you are having many areas treated, recovery will, understandably, take longer. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz will let you know what you can expect after surgery and will give you some tips to make you more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery should be scheduled so Dr. Hanz can monitor your recovery.
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a wonderful accomplishment, and we are so happy for you for finally meeting your personal transformation goals. If sagging and wrinkly skin is a current challenge, Dr. Hanz encourages you to learn about your options for surgery after weight loss. After weight loss surgery could further transform your physique and help you to achieve and accentuate the body goals you set for yourself. Contact Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX for more information.