What To Expect Following After Weight Loss Surgery

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Weight loss surgery is undoubtedly one of the most transformative and life-changing procedures available today. Men and women who have achieved their extreme weight loss goals of 100 pounds or more are typically good candidates for surgery to remove extra skin and recontour the body. Renowned plastic surgeon and weight loss surgery expert Dr. J. Timothy Katzen has helped many Beverly Hills, CA patients complete the final step in their weight loss journey with skin removal surgery. Take a closer look at what you can expect after the procedure, including when your stunning new figure will begin to take shape.

What is after weight loss surgery?

Not to be confused with weight loss surgery, which aims to help patients lose weight, after weight loss surgery is a popular body contouring procedure to remove extra skin and reshape the body following extreme weight loss. Some of the body contouring procedures that are most frequently performed as part of after weight loss surgery include:

Additionally, liposuction may be utilized after weight loss surgery to address stubborn areas of lingering fat. Liposuction can give patients a smoother, more desirable outcome. During your initial consultation for after weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Katzen will take ample time to examine your areas of concern, discuss your ideal outcome, explain all of your surgical options in detail, and recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

How long is recovery after skin removal surgery?

Depending on the nature and extent of your after weight loss procedure, you may require one or more nights in the hospital or surgical facility for monitoring before being released to begin the remainder of your recovery at home. On average, patients can resume desk work and low-impact activities after about 2 – 4 weeks. More strenuous physical activities and exercise will likely be off-limits for at least 6 – 8 weeks or longer. Most men and women are considered fully recovered about 4 – 6 months after surgery. However, some patients may have residual swelling and other postoperative side effects for up to 6 months. In most cases, patients will be able to enjoy their smoother, more natural-looking new physique about 6 – 12 months following after weight loss surgery.

What is recovery like after skin removal surgery?

In the first 1 – 2 weeks after skin removal surgery, some level of swelling, bruising, discomfort, and limited mobility are normal and expected. Patients should plan to have help around the house and with the children for at least one week after weight loss skin removal surgery. During this time, it is important to get plenty of rest. Short, walks around the house are critical for promoting proper blood circulation and minimizing the risk of postoperative complications. Most patients will have drains in place for the first few weeks of recovery. Compression garments will need to be worn around the clock to further minimize swelling and encourage efficient healing. During your preoperative appointments and on the day of your surgery, Dr. Katzen will review your recovery instructions at length to ensure you are fully prepared for the postoperative period.

Complete your weight loss journey with after weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

If loose, hanging skin and other unwanted side effects of extreme weight loss are keeping you from enjoying the results of all your hard work, you may be a candidate for after weight loss surgery. To learn more about the incredible transformations that are possible with after weight loss surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, call our team to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen today!

Call TODAY to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai, UAE. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call TODAY at (310) 859 - 7770 to schedule your consultation to regain your health and natural beauty.


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