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Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

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Bariatric surgery can help you lose a lot of weight and improve your health, but it can also leave you with loose and sagging skin that makes you unhappy with your appearance. Dr. Shah, a Columbus surgeon, can help you get rid of this skin and reshape your body with various contouring procedures.
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Dr. Shah is an expert in body contouring, a type of plastic surgery that removes excess skin and tightens the underlying tissues. He can perform body contouring on any part of your body, such as your belly, arms, thighs, breasts, neck, buttocks, back, eyes, and face. He uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the best results and the lowest risks.

Body contouring is not the same for everyone. Dr. Shah will create a personalized plan for you based on your needs, goals, and budget. He will explain the different options, such as panniculectomy, tummy tuck, belt lipectomy, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, neck lift, and face lift. He will also answer all your questions and concerns, such as when you are ready for surgery, what is the first step, how much can you have done at one surgery, what do you do after your surgery is scheduled, how long is the recovery, what is involved in the operation, and what are the risks of the surgery.

If you want to transform your body after weight loss, contact Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Ohio. He will be happy to meet with you for a consultation and help you achieve your dream body.

When are you ready for plastic surgery?

You are ready for plastic surgery when your weight loss has stabilized, which usually happens when you lose one to two pounds per month. This can take six to eight months after bariatric surgery. If you get plastic surgery too soon, you may need to repeat it later.

What is the first step?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah, a Columbus surgeon who specializes in body contouring after weight loss. He will explain the different procedures, the benefits, the risks, and the costs. He will also help you decide which areas of your body need surgery and which ones don’t.

How much can you have done at one surgery?

Dr. Shah can operate on up to three regions of your body at the same time, such as the abdomen, arms, and breasts. This can save you time and money, but it also increases the complexity and the recovery time of the surgery.

What do you do after your surgery is scheduled?

Dr. Shah will meet with you again to go over the details of the surgery, such as the date, the location, the anesthesia, and the postoperative care. He will answer any questions you have and make sure you are comfortable and prepared.

How long is the recovery?

The recovery time depends on the number and the type of procedures you have. Generally, it takes one to two weeks to recover from one region of the body, and up to a month and a half to recover from three regions of the body. You will need to follow Dr. Shah’s instructions on how to care for your wounds, how to manage your pain, and how to resume your activities.

What is involved in the operation?

The operation involves making incisions on the areas of excess skin, removing the skin and the fat, and tightening the underlying tissues. The incisions are closed with sutures and covered with bandages. If you have one region of the body operated on, you can go home the same day. If you have more than one region of the body operated on, you may need to stay in the hospital for one to two days.

What are the risks of the surgery?

The surgery has some common risks, such as infection, bleeding, and blood clots, which occur in about 5 percent of the cases. The surgery also has some specific risks, such as wound separation and fluid collection, which can be treated in the office. Dr. Shah will discuss all the risks with you in detail during the consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you want to learn more about plastic surgery after weight loss, contact Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Ohio. He will be happy to provide you with more information and a free CD about skin reduction surgery.

Related Procedures

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Get rid of unwanted skin and achieve a smoother, firmer appearance.

Belt Lipectomy

Belt Lipectomy

Removes excess skin and fat to give you a smooth, tight, and slim lower body that matches your weight loss.

Arm Lift

Arm Lift

An arm lift involves excess skin removal from the arms after large weight loss.

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

A procedure that removes excess skin and tightens your thighs.