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After Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

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About After Weight Loss Surgery

Visit Dr. Christopher Khorsandi in Las Vegas, NV for after weight loss surgery. If you are ready to take the last steps to your weight loss goals, you may consider loose skin removal surgery with our board-certified plastic surgeon. After weight loss surgery is a follow-up cosmetic surgery for those who have lost around 100 pounds with or without bariatric surgery. During weight loss, as the body shrinks, the skin becomes noticeably loose, especially around the areas of the abdomen, breasts, arms, legs, buttocks, and face. After weight loss surgery removes the excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles for a toned, firm look.

Am I A Good Candidate For After Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss patients often realize the need for skin removal surgery when they start to experience:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Loose folds of skin around the abdomen
  • Hanging skin and fat pockets around the hips
  • Sagging skin and excessive wrinkling around the buttocks area
  • Hanging skin from the inner thigh to the knee area
  • “Bat wings” or loose skin on the underside of the arms
  • “Turtle neck” or loose skin around the neck

Many of these conditions are inevitable after any major weight loss because skin, when stretched for a long time, loses its elasticity and fails to shrink back as the body becomes smaller.

Can I Combine Multiple Surgeries After Weight Loss?

After weight loss surgeries can remove excess skin, resulting in a tighter and firmer appearance. In order to minimize the risks of complications, many surgeons recommend grouping certain treatments together, such as the lower or upper body. An example of how a surgeon may group the surgeries include:

  • The upper body: Procedures, such as liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck, and arm lift, may be performed.
  • The lower body: Procedures, such as liposuction, butt and thigh lift, and lower body lift, may be performed.

What Should I Expect Before and After Surgery?

After weight loss surgery is considered a major operation in which the patient is put under general anesthesia. The number of hours it takes to complete this surgery varies, but on average it is between 4-7 hours. Overnight stay in the hospital is required so that patients can be closely monitored. While scarring is a part of this surgical process, a skilled plastic surgeon will make every effort to ensure that the incisions are kept as inconspicuous as possible. Post-surgery care is also prescribed so that the scars will heal properly. For many patients, the results after surgery are so positive and impactful, they are life-changing.

How much does after weight loss surgery cost?

Since this type of surgery is often a combination of procedures, the cost will vary based on the number of procedures performed. There are also other factors that will increase the costs such as surgical settings, hospital stay, existing medical conditions, etc. On average, patients should expect to pay a minimum of $7,500-$25,000.

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$4,950 - $30,000
Recovery Time  
6-8 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3-4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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After Weight Loss Surgery FAQ

What areas do we treat during after weight loss surgery?

Typical body parts that are addressed for surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms, and neck. The most common areas for improvement include the breasts and abdominal area, which can usually be done at the same time. During the course of losing weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious and it is usually around this time that patients begin consulting with a plastic surgeon.

When should I undergo after weight loss surgery?

Before moving forward with this procedure, patients should be at or near their goal weight. Sometimes, removing the loose skin helps accelerate weight loss. This is the case when loose skin gets in the way of the patient’s daily physical activities.

Will insurance cover my after weight loss surgery?

Insurance companies, for the most part, will not cover the expenses associated with cosmetic surgery. However, coverage does vary and sometimes may apply to weight loss patients where loose skin becomes a medical problem. Our billing coordinator works to provide accurate estimates and will thoroughly check the benefits of each provider.

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