After Weight Loss Surgery
Those who experience major weight loss are usually ecstatic, having moved past a big hurdle in life. In some cases, however, while their new shape represents a proud accomplishment, oftentimes they will face additional frustrations. This is because of the stretched out skin that remains on the body. Massive weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot shrink to the new, slimmer figure. No matter where the skin deformity resides, skin removal surgery is necessary to reduce this issue. Dr. Fara Movagharnia, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, performs skin removal surgery to his Atlanta, GA patients. This usually is a life-changing procedure and is also the last step in their personal transformation.
The best individuals for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who are dealing with loose skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. In most cases, this upset is seen early on as the body gets smaller. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, after weight loss surgery at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery can reduce the skin issue and secure the remaining tissue for a tighter and healthier appearance. It's recommended that patients be near a healthy weight before having this procedure.
"My name is Timothy Edwards and I really appreciate Dr. Movagharnia and his staff. He is the first doctor that really talked to me and explained the process of the surgery and all the events that would happened pre and post surgery. Also he is the first doctor in my four reconstructive surgeries to give me his personal number and call me to make sure that I am alright the night of the surgery. He is not a rock star but a simple man doing great and awesome works for people that come under his care. God bless you Sir and all your future endeavors and family's endeavors as well."- J.E. / Google / Jun 30, 2018
"Exceptional Skilled Surgeon - Dr. Fara is an amazing surgeon in the metro Atlanta área with the expertise and knowlededgle that you expect when searching for a qualified surgeon. Dr. Fara was very detailed in explaining the process of my procedure and continued to follow-up with me after the procedure to see how I was feeling and make sure I was following All the after care instructions. I highly recommend Dr.Fara when ..."- L. / RealSelf / May 20, 2018
"Best Decision - Dr. Fara was straightforward, professional, honest and comforting. He was very available afterwards for any questions. I would do it again with him without hesitation."- R. / RealSelf / May 08, 2018
"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH AMAZING RESULTS - This has been the BEST experience I've have with plastic surgery. Previously I've had a tummy tuck and liposuction of several areas. I ddi not get the results before that I have received with Dr. Fara. I had liposuction of my entire stomach, sides and back on 04/09/18 and I must say the results are REMARKABLE!!! Dr. Fara is very aggressive with liposuction and I look amazing! It has only..."- L. / RealSelf / Apr 24, 2018
"If I could give 6 stars I would!"- A. / Google / Apr 08, 2018
After weight loss surgery is typically considered an invasive treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and lasts between 3 – 7 hours, varying based on the number of procedures being performed. For most patients, a hospital stay is necessary. Liposuction is often incorporated during the procedure to remove isolated fat pockets, followed by skin removal. Surgical skin removal does have the need for longer incisions than other cosmetic procedures, so scars will be a part of this treatment. During this procedure, every effort is made by Dr. Movagharnia to create the incisions as discreetly as possible. Dr. Movagharnia or a member of his team will give you in-depth scar treatment instructions for a healthy outcome.
What to Expect
When you are released from the hospital, you will need to schedule enough time to rest at home. Small tubes for draining may be inserted near the incision locations to help minimize swelling and drainage, and compression garments will be provided to limit swelling as well. For most patients, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until you can begin resuming everyday activities, but, considering the complexity of the surgery, it may take longer. Dr. Movagharnia finds that most of his patients are recovered in around six months. After weight loss surgery can be a life changer for patients, with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Once healed, you can wear clothing you were not able to wear and become active without excess skin getting in your way.
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Reach Your Goals
Losing weight is such a tremendous accomplishment and we are so happy for you if you finally met your weight loss goals! If sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, Dr. Movagharnia invites you to learn more about your alternatives for after weight loss surgery. Contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, GA today to schedule your consultation.