Pensacola Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss
If you have undergone major weight loss by diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery, we at Shaddix Plastic Surgery would like to congratulate you on your decision to become more healthy. Unfortunately, after dramatic weight loss, it is very common to have excess skin, soft tissue laxity, and stretch marks. After having been stretched, the skin is unable to contract to its original state. The laxity of the skin can be seen in all parts of the body including the face and neck, breasts, arms and legs, and abdomen. At Shaddix Plastic Surgery, we are able to address your concerns in a safe fashion and help you to truly realize all of the aesthetic benefits of weight loss. Dr. Shaddix will discuss with you the areas that are most bothersome and present the options available for correction as you complete this last step in your weight loss journey.
Reasons for Considering Plastic Surgery following Weight Loss in Pensacola
- Loose skin of the entire body
- Sagging skin of the face and neck
- Clothing not fitting right despite your weight loss due to excess skin
- Desire to have a more attractively sculpted and contoured figure
Plastic Surgery following Weight Loss by your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
Every weight loss patient is unique. Some have one or two areas that are troublesome, whereas the issues of skin laxity and excess are global problems for others. This is where Dr. Shaddix's experience in the field of body contouring will help in a creating a plan specific to your needs. There are various procedure available to address each area of concern. Many of these procedures can be combined to provide a dramatic, full-body refinement. Dr. Shaddix can help you decide on the procedure and sequence appropriate for you. Though no surgery that removes skin can be done without scars, these will be placed in locations that can be easily concealed. Plastic surgery after weight loss is normally performed under general anesthesia, and, depending on the number and complexity of procedures, you may be able to go home the same day or you may need to spend a night in the hospital.
Recovery after Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss
Given the many types of procedures of varying complexity, recovery will vary. As with any body contouring procedure, you should plan on at least one week of rest afterwards. You should have a friend or loved one to help you take care of yourself. The discomfort after surgery is well controlled with the medications prescribed to you. Dr. Shaddix will provide you with detailed before and after surgery instructions, and will be available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
We encourage you to give us a call to schedule a completely complimentary consultation and find out if you would be a good candidate for body contouring after weight loss in Pensacola, Florida. Call (850) 476-7100 today.