After Weight Loss Surgery
Congratulations on your weight loss achievements! Dr. A Jay Burns, Dallas, TX board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon would like to offer you a consultation for weight loss cosmetic surgery to assist in the final changes of your new figure and physique. You may be experiencing some new hurdles in the final stages of your weight loss journey such as loose skin, pockets of pudgy fat that won't go away, and clothes that just don't fit right because of the extra skin. If you have lost a significant amount of weight (100 pounds or more), you may have pendulous skin on your face, neck, upper arm, abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. Dr. Burns can assist your skin in conforming to your new shape with surgical skin tightening procedures, also known as after weight loss surgery. If the extra skin is truly impeding your progress or causing irritation, we invite you to personally discuss your options one-on-one with Dr. Burns in our office at Dr. A Jay Burns Cosmetic Surgery. Let us help you with the last few steps in your weight loss transformation.
After weight loss surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed on both men and women. Weight loss patients often realize early in their weight loss journey that there may be a need for skin removal once their goal weight has been achieved. If you have hanging, sagging skin, or skin that is wrinkled or exists in folds anywhere on the body, this surgery can remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying tissue for a tighter, healthy look. You should be at your goal weight and in good health to be considered for this procedure. In addition, because scarring is a part of this procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations.
"My husband and I have met with several pediatric plastic surgeons over the course of the past two years. Dr. Burns is by far the best of the group. Our son is still a few years out from having his surgery, however, I wanted to express how much I love Dr. Burns! He has been so extremely caring and has answered all my questions and made me feel like he truly cares about our little man. I never felt rushed when meeting with him and he made it very clear that if we felt we needed to see him again before our next yearly appointment, his door was always open. The other surgeons we met with may be great surgeons as well, but, Dr. Burn made me feel like my son was his only patient. His demeanor and caring personality make him the best fit for our family. I know our son will be in good hands when the time comes for surgery."- F.S. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Would absolutely recommend my Dr to anyone !!! He's been awesome through all of my surgeries ???also a BIG Shout out to his nurse Tara Seale for putting up with me???!! Freakin' amazing!!!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++"- C.A. / Facebook / Jun 15, 2017
"He is the BEST! My son needed 3 reconstructive surgeries before the age of 1. Dr Burns and his staff was AMAZING!!!"- T.A. / Google / May 22, 2017
"Dr Burns is a truly gifted surgeon. He has an artistic eye for natural looking results. Never over done. Just a beautiful and refreshed looking "you". I had an eyebrow lift along with an upper blephoraplasty. I was amazed at my results. He is very honest and straight forward with you. But never pushy. I will be back to Dr Burns in the future for a lower facelift"- K.N. / Healthgrades / Apr 02, 2017
"completely satisfied. he is very approachable and easy to talk to. believes in telling his patient what is realistic. have total confidence in his ability as a surgeon."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 02, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
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Skin removal surgery is considered a major operation in which you will be placed under general anesthesia. It generally takes between 3 – 7 hours to complete this surgery depending on how many areas are addressed and how many procedures are combined. In many cases, an overnight stay is required. The surgical techniques vary, but during surgery several things will occur. Liposuction will be used to remove any isolated fat pockets, followed by skin excision. Any loose, hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue pulled tight. This surgery does require larger incisions than most cosmetic procedures, so there will be some scarring associated with the procedure. However, every attempt is made to place the incisions in the most inconspicuous areas possible and a very thorough scar treatment plan is provided to help the incisions heal quickly and safely.
What to Expect
Once you are released from the hospital you will need to schedule a few days to rest and begin your recovery at home. Draining tubes may be placed near the incision areas to help control fluid, and compression garments should be worn to help minimize swelling. It takes 2 – 4 weeks until you can begin resuming light activities, but depending on the complexity of the surgery it could take longer. We see most patients recovered by around 4 – 6 months. The results following this surgery can be seen immediately. Once healed, you can finally wear the clothes you want and partake in activities you have always wanted to do without worrying about loose and hanging skin getting in your way.
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a huge achievement and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals. However, we also understand that loose skin can be a new challenge. Whether you wish to address your arms, breasts, abdomen, buttock, or thighs, our office offers many options for weight loss patients. We invite you to call our practice and learn about this advanced surgery and understand more about how we can help you reach your final transformation goals.