After Weight Loss Surgery in Denver, CO

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After Weight Loss Surgery

Men and women who undergo significant weight loss usually feel ecstatic, having overcome a big hurdle in their life. While their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, they may experience additional body contouring issues. During this part of their transformation, they may have loose skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss often leaves individuals with skin that cannot decrease without surgery. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, surgical intervention is needed to reduce the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Barker proudly offers after weight loss surgery to his Denver, CO patients. Once near your ideal weight, this life-changing treatment at Peak Plastic Surgery Center typically serves as the final step in your weight loss journey.

What To Expect From After Weight Loss Surgery

If weight loss has caused stretched skin, skin removal surgery at Peak Plastic Surgery Center can remove the extra skin and tighten the underlying tissue for a tighter and healthier appearance. Taking about 3 – 7 hours to complete, weight loss surgery is a major treatment that requires general anesthesia. We remove fat with liposuction, excise excess skin, and tighten the remaining tissue during the procedure. Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, after weight loss surgery requires larger incisions. This means you will have scarring. However, Dr. Barker makes every attempt to minimize the appearance of your incisions.

Generally, patients require an overnight stay so Dr. Barker can closely monitor you. To help control drainage, we insert tubes near the incision sites, and you will need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling. Our group will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you heal. On average, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume regular activities, but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it may take longer. Dr. Barker finds that most of his patients can fully recover in about six months. Providing a dramatic transformation, you can see immediate results after surgery, but you will need time to rest and recover.

Reach Your Goals

Losing weight is such an awesome accomplishment, and we congratulate you if you have finally met your personal goals. If excess, sagging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Barker invites you to learn about your treatment options for plastic surgery. After weight loss surgery can further transform your figure and help you meet and surpass all of the exciting body goals you set for yourself. Please contact Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker.

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