After Weight Loss Surgery

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Houston and Sugar Land, TX

If you have been overweight but have successfully dropped your “L-B’s” through exercise, diet, or even through surgery, you may notice that you have some “excess” skin that just hangs off of you. As your body changes to accommodate your growing size, your skin stretches and conforms to its new proportions, which is a great way to keep your skin from “strangling” you, but not so great when it comes to the aftermath of the excess fat removal. Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi offers After Weight Loss Surgery to his Houston patients who wish to take back their bodies now that they can take back their lives. To help you learn more about this treatment, we have included some information about it below.

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What is After Weight Loss Surgery?

After Weight Loss Surgery is usually required after a patient has lost an extreme amount of weight. Excess skin removal surgeries are unique for every patient, which is why Dr. Ahmadi utilizes combinations of procedures and his knowledge to help you achieve the best results. It’s always a good idea to wait to get this surgery until your body has reached a stable weight to maximize the results, which is typically about six months after your target weight goal has been achieved. Please keep in mind that some patients may need a little longer time to reach their best weight class.

Each surgery will vary in length and process, based on the skin and tissue being removed and the number of procedures being performed. Here are some of the more common treatments that we offer:

  • Arm lift Removes excess skin on the upper arms for less friction
  • Back Excess skin can be removed from both the upper and lower back
  • Breast Augmentation cosmetic surgery that involves the use of breast implants.
  • Breast lift or Reduction Reduces the likelihood of rashes under the folds of the breasts
  • Butt Lift Elevates the buttocks and decreases sagging
  • Facelift procedure that involves lifting and tightening the sagging skin of the face and neck
  • Forehead Lift surgical procedure to remove excess skin from the brow area, elevate the eyebrows to a higher position, and smooth forehead wrinkles
  • Male Breast Reduction Procedure involving the removal of chest fat
  • Thigh Lift Removes excess skin on the thighs
  • Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Removes even more skin, and tightens the abdominal muscles, works for women after pregnancy

Benefits

Some of the advantages and benefits our After Weight Loss Surgery in Houston patients have noticed from their procedures include the following:

  • Better mobility
  • Immediately noticeable results from surgery
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More defined, well-shaped body parts
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • Results from surgery are more noticeable and immediate. With nonsurgical options, it may take a few weeks or months to see a difference
  • Smoother skin
  • Symptomatic improvement
  • Younger, thinner appearance

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for a Houston After Weight Loss Surgery have already lost their expected weight and have successfully kept it off for at least six months. Other characteristics that make patients great candidates for this type of procedure include:

  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise
  • Have no major heart or lung disease
  • Have excess sagging skin left from the procedure or extreme weight loss
  • Non-smokers

First Steps

The first step to getting After Weight Loss Surgery in Houston, TX is to schedule a consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery. When you come in, you will meet with Dr. Ahmadi who will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and expectations regarding your surgery. We encourage you to be completely open and honest with Dr. Ahmadi when having this conversation because the information you provide helps him make the most appropriate decisions with minimal risks. After evaluating your body and skin, he will talk with you about what the best procedures are for your body type.

Once the two of you agree on the methods Dr. Ahmadi will use for your After Weight Loss Surgery and decide on other factors, such as which type of anesthesia is best, your procedure plan will be made. Our Patient Coordinator will then help you choose the best surgical date for you and provide you with directions that will help make your procedure as successful as possible.

Expectations

When you arrive for your surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will meet with you to will ensure you are confident and comfortable with the treatment by going over the procedures one more time.

During your After Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will make the necessary incisions to tighten and remove excess skin in the target areas. Dr. Ahmadi will discuss with you where he plans on placing the incisions, which will be strategically placed so they can be hidden by most types of clothing and your natural curves.

The procedure can last 45 minutes to several hours, depending on what best course of action is required for the specific region of your body. If you would like to know more about the individual procedures and what they entail, please see their respective pages on our website.

Post Procedure

After being discharged from our practice we recommend having transportation arranged in advance. We also recommend having an adult caretaker available to help you for the first few days as you will be very sore and should avoid lifting heavy objects. Your recovery will vary depending on the different procedures you get, but we will always provide you with a list of instructions on how to make the most of your recovery and how to manage any discomfort or pain. 

After weight loss plastic surgery patients are expected to start walking and moving as soon as possible after surgery.

Cost

The cost of After Weight Loss Surgery in Houston is based on numerous factors, including the techniques used and the types of surgical procedures involved. The best way to find out how much your surgery will cost is to meet with Dr. Ahmadi and allow him to create your plan. Once this is made and agreed on, our Patient Coordinator will give you a price breakdown for your entire experience.

Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?

Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His eye for perfection, comforting demeanor, and his ongoing quest for excellence and knowledge have made him one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the greater Houston area. Under his leadership, Avante Plastic Surgery has become the most exclusive plastic surgery practice in Sugar Land, offering all aspects of aesthetic surgery. When not performing procedures for our patients, Dr. Ahmadi serves as a staff member at Memorial Hermann and Methodist Hospital.

Schedule a Consultation

A Houston Body Lift from Dr. Ahmadi is the perfect way to achieve the shape and contours that you’ve always dreamed of. To schedule your consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery, call us at 281-265-2639 or use our website to request an appointment and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.

FAQs

Is After Weight Loss Surgery Painful?

Your pain level will depend on the part of the body undergoing surgery and how high your natural tolerance is. The surgeries are performed under anesthesia, so you should be completely comfortable and asleep during your procedure.

As you recover, you may experience mild discomfort and will likely be very sore during the first two to four weeks following the procedure. To optimize your surgical outcome and avoid further pain, we will put together a discharge plan in which you will follow instructions on the care you need for an efficient and comfortable recovery.

How many appointments will I need?

Dr. Ahmadi will do his best to make every surgery as successful and efficient as possible, but depending on what you’re looking to fix, you may require multiple surgical dates. Dr. Ahmadi will see you several times the first week of your surgery to ensure that you are healing properly, and to remove any sutures or bandages. After that, you should expect multiple follow-up visits over the course of the following two months. You will always be informed of when you are expected back and when your last appointment will be.

How long until I see results?

Each surgery will have its recovery timeline and every patient will respond differently to their procedures. While most patients will see their best results between six weeks and a year, your results are mostly dependent on which procedures you get. Dr. Ahmadi will be able to give you a clearer picture of when you can expect your results, but if you would like a better idea before going into your consultation, please refer from the individual procedure page on our website.

Can I combine After Weight Loss Surgery with other procedures?

After Weigh loss Surgery include a combination of different procedures, If you have any particular desires, such as firmer breasts with a Breast Lift or a better facial profile with Rhinoplasty or Chin Augmentation, please let Dr. Ahmadi know of your interests during your consultation so he may offer his best suggestions.

What are the risks associated with After Weight Loss Surgery?

Every surgical procedure has its possible risks and side effects associated with them, and since After Weight Loss Surgery is a combination of procedures, each one has unique potential complications. Some of the more common and universal risks include:

• Bleeding
• Infection
• Seroma (fluid accumulation)
• Wound separation

Detailed care instructions and close monitoring by Dr. Ahmadi will be provided before, during, and after surgery to help minimize these risks. For a more detailed example of potential risks you may encounter, please refer to the respective surgery’s page for more information.