Arm Lift After Weight Loss Columbus
Dr. Shah understands that extra skin on the upper arms is a significant problem after bariatric surgery for many residents of Columbus and other Ohio communities. Aside from attracting undue attention, a major drawback of excess skin is that patients may be forced to purchase larger-sized clothing than would ordinarily be necessary. Excess skin removal becomes a necessity for Ohio patients who have lost large amounts of weight, but are still experiencing difficulties due to their extra skin.
Fortunately, Dr. Bivik Shah is an expert in arm lift, or brachioplasty, which involves excess skin removal from the arms. Ohio doctors Bivik Shah is happy to perform this surgery at either the Institute of Plastic Surgery or at one of the many Columbus area hospitals. The choice is up to you; your convenience is paramount.
Post-bariatric plastic surgery, as performed at our Ohio office, varies from traditional plastic surgery in two regards. First of all, procedures involving excess skin removal usually involve more noticeable incisions, due to the larger areas being targeted for treatment. Also, recovery time tends to be longer than with other types of plastic surgery; again, this is due to the fact that the entire upper arm is being affected by the excess skin removal. Ohio surgeon Bivik Shah is trained in methods that make delicate post-bariatric surgery procedures as non-invasive as possible.
Excess Skin Removal Procedure
As with other kinds of excess skin removal, the procedure is fairly straightforward. Dr. Shah makes an incision in the skin from the inner elbow to the armpit, followed by a shorter incision in the armpit itself. Thanks to modern scar-minimizing techniques, Dr. Shah is able to produce the most subtle results possible.
Excess skin removal after bariatric surgery at our Columbus, Ohio facility is generally performed as an outpatient procedure; most people are able to return home on the same day. Dr. Shah will give the patient instructions on how to reduce swelling, including the need to wear a compression garment while recovering from surgery. As with all skin removal following bariatric surgery, the Ohio patients of Dr. Bivik Shah will most likely find that it takes about six weeks to recover fully. Fortunately, however, you will be able to return to your normal activities much sooner.
As with any surgery, there is a possibility of such complications as infection, bleeding, and blood clots. Regarding excess skin removal, Ohio surgeon Bivik Shah educates his patients about additional risks like fluid collection and small-scale separation of stitches. Both of these situations are relatively normal and completely treatable.
If you are a candidate for excess skin removal after bariatric surgery, Columbus-based Dr. Bivik Shah can help you achieve the look you have been dreaming of. Before you know it, you will be able to enjoy wearing short-sleeved shirts and tank tops with pride and confidence! Contact Columbus plastic surgeon Bivik Shah today to schedule a consultation.