Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight are left with loose, hanging skin. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Connors, and female plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexandra Hart, help patients complete their body transformation with after weight loss surgery. The best candidates for after weight loss surgery are patient who have lost 100 pounds or more, or who are bariatric weight loss patients. Our surgeons use a combination of procedures uniquely designed for each patient to remove loose skin, and tighten underlying muscles and tissue. Patients considering after weight loss surgery should be near their goal weight.
- Recovery Time: 2-6 Weeks
- Post-op Follow-up: 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location: Inpatient
After weight loss surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Patients are usually required to spend the night in the hospital so they can be monitored. The recovery following this surgery can be a slow process. While the post-surgical results can be life-changing for many weight loss patients, scarring is an unfortunate part of this process. Every attempt is made during surgery to minimize scarring as much as possible. Patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle so that the results achieved through surgery are not compromised.
After Weight Loss FAQs
Common Body Parts?
Common body parts that may need skin reduction surgery include the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms and neck. The breasts and abdomen are among two of the most popular areas addressed. A large majority of individuals will address the breasts (with a breast lift), and the tummy (with a tummy tuck) in a single surgery. As you lose weight, you will notice which areas are most concerning, and you can begin discussing cosmetic surgery with your plastic surgeon.
Most plastic surgeons require patients to be at or near their goal weight before moving forward with this surgery. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, removing the loose skin is all it takes to accelerate the loss of the final pounds—especially if the loose skin is getting in the way of exercise and mobility.
Will Insurance Cover The Cost?
In most cases, no. Insurance companies consider this surgery to be cosmetic, and they usually do not cover any of the surgical expenses. However, each surgical case is different and may have a special circumstance. Our billing coordinator works to provide accurate estimates and thoroughly checks the benefits of each provider.