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.
"AirSculpt Waist, Flanks, Hips Was Lifechanging! - I've always struggled with losing unwanted fat and weight in my love handles, hips, and sides. I had researched so many procedure options and by far Airsculpt had the best results for the price+safety. My overall procedure and post care went great! I had very minimal swelling and I am over the moon with my results! I would recommend to anyone searching for permanent results and next to no down time involved. Also, Dr. Hanz was the best! I was pretty nervous going in, and they calmed me down and explained in detail everything the procedure entailed."- N. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2021
"I recently started Sciton Halo and Sciton BBL treatments with Amy Sanders. Amy took the time to explain each of the treatments and what to expect before, during and after treatments. Amy’s post care attention went above and beyond making herself available by phone for any and all questions and concerns. On my follow-up appointment, I was so encouraged when I realized the entire office staff was almost as excited for my results as I was. After just one treatment of both, I have already seen such a positive improvement to my face and chest areas. I live in the San Antonio area and feel my trips up to Dr. Hanz’s office for my aesthetic procedures are 100% worth it. Dr. Hanz and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend!"- TS / Office Visit / Apr 03, 2022
"Dr. Hanz is Amazing...straight forward, exactly what we were looking for in a surgeon. His staff was pleasant and very helpful. Would go a back for any future procedures. Thank you Dr. Hanz for your help."- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2022
"I had gained a lot of weight during covid and with a full time job and kids I found it hard to manage healthy eating and frequent exercise. I went to Dr. Kevin Hanz and met with his amazing staff. They recommended a weight loss drug called ozempic or semiglutide. I have been taking one dose a week at home and have lost 20 pounds in 19 weeks! Nothing else has changed in my daily routine. All of my cravings for wine and snacks has completely gone away. When I do have a meal I find I only eat about half. I have had no side effects other than a little exhaustion the day after I take it. Kevin's office staff has been amazing and I would recommend this 10/10! I had tried lipo and cool sculpting in the past and lost no where near as much weight as I have on ozempic!"- L.I. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"Shocked at Amazing Results - removed 90-95% of the sun spots and freckles - I had laser resurfacing (using Cartessa Tetra CO2 laser) to my face and chest with Dr Hanz. I owned a tanning salon for years and my sun damage was horrible. I thought this could help. I was shocked at how it removed 90-95% of the sun spots and freckles. Also diminished the “leathery” looking skin on my chest. My friends are all in disbelief of how good I look now!"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 25, 2023
What Are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?
Losing a significant amount of weight is an achievement to be celebrated and helps you lead a healthier and happier life. However, there can still be unwanted effects from major weight loss, like loose skin. After weight loss surgery can help. Benefits of this surgery performed by Dr. Hanz in Dallas, TX include:
- Removing significant amounts of loose skin
- Preventing issues like skin ulcers and rashes
- Tightening sagging skin
- Contouring the areas of the body most impacted by weight loss
- Enabling higher activity levels and making more physical activities enjoyable
- Improving confidence and self-esteem
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.