Post Bariatric Surgery

A POST BARIATRIC PROCEDURE BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD CAN REMOVE FAT AND TIGHTEN SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

Overview

As the number of bariatric surgeries increase each year, Post Bariatric surgery has become a popular procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat to tighten skin after weight loss. While bariatric surgery can help you attain your ideal body weight, it can also leave you with excess skin and fat in many different parts of your body.

These problems may be corrected with Post Bariatric surgery, especially for motivated patients who have committed to a new lifestyle that involves the proper balance of diet and exercise.

Post Bariatric surgery includes performing a tummy tuck, thigh lift, breast lift, breast augmentation, and/or Smart Lipo to tighten skin after weight loss. Each surgery may be performed either at the same time or staged to suit your schedule, needs, and safety. Dr. Fazilat can also put you in touch with previous patients, some of whom were affected by obesity.

The Consult

During your initial consultation about a Post Bariatric procedure to tighten skin after weight loss with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail. This will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you.

Patients who undergo Post Bariatric surgery with Dr. Fazilat typically have one of more of these conditions:

  • Excess skin or loose skin
  • Pockets or deposits of fat that just won’t go away
  • Stretch marks
  • A weak abdomen
  • A loss of your waistline

Pre-Operative

Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Post Bariatric care to tighten skin after weight loss, including recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the Morgan Hill / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Once you have booked your Post Bariatric surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Post Bariatric surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests.

Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.

After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Abdominoplasty Post-Op Instructions (PDF), Breast Augmentation Post-Op Instructions (PDF), Liposuction Post-Op Instructions (PDF) and/or Thighplasty Post-Op Instructions (PDF).

About The Operation

Post Bariatric surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice to tighten skin after weight loss. Typically, operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1.5 to 3 hours per procedure, so Dr. Fazilat recommends combining several procedures––for the abdomen and thigh––at the same time.

During Post Bariatric surgery, Dr. Fazilat will remove and/or tighten loose and sagging skin from the abdomen and/or breasts. During the procedure, the incisions are placed in concealed locations and closed meticulously to achieve the best possible results.

Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their surgery to tighten skin after weight loss combined with other procedures, such as breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body lift, face lift, laser liposuction, arm lift and thigh lift to remove excess fat and contour your profile.

Recovery

After a Post Bariatric procedure to tighten skin after weight loss, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Recovery times depend upon the number of the procedures performed. Patients can typically return to work within 10 to 14 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.

All absorbable sutures are used in Post Bariatric surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Finally, scars from incisions to tighten skin after weight loss can take up to 6 months to one year to fade away. Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.

To learn more about a Post Bariatric surgery, please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation. To see before and after photos, click here.