After Weight Loss Surgery in Austin, TX

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What is After Weight Loss Surgery?

Men and women who accomplish major weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big hurdle in life. While their new shape represents a proud accomplishment, oftentimes, they will be faced with new frustrations due to the hanging skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss commonly leaves men and women with skin that cannot shrink to the new, slimmer figure. No matter where the hanging skin resides, surgical intervention is necessary to rid the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez offers after weight loss surgery at her Cedar Park, TX facility. This usually is a life-changing procedure at Beleza Surgery and also serves as the last step in a patient's personal transformation.

What Can I Expect from My After Weight Loss Surgery?

Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is generally considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and on average, takes between 3 – 7 hours, depending on how many procedures are combined. In most cases, a hospital stay is necessary. A form of liposuction is often used during the procedure to remove fat tissue, followed by skin removal. Plastic surgery of this nature does make larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic procedures so varying degrees of scars will likely be associated with this treatment, but we do our best to create the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Hix-Hernandez or a member of her team will give you specific scar treatment instructions for a healthy outcome. Small tubes may be implanted near the incision sites to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments should be worn to assist with swelling. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you will feel good enough to resume low-impact activities, but considering the level of invasiveness, it could take longer. Dr. Hix-Hernandez finds that most of her patients are healed after 4 – 6 months. This surgery can be a life-changer for patients with noticeable outcomes that are immediate.

Loose the Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Losing weight is such a tremendous accomplishment, and we are so happy for you if you finally met your personal transformation goals. If stretched-out skin is a new frustration, Dr. Hix-Hernandez invites you to learn about your options for plastic surgery. After weight loss surgery can further transform your silhouette and help you to meet and surpass each and every one of the exciting body goals you set for yourself. Call Beleza Surgery in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to schedule your consultation.

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