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.
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Consultation - pleased with my experience so far - Hey everyone I just to start my thread with how pleased I am with my experience so far. My consult with Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful. I truly believe I was in the right hands. He was my 4th consult and I can say nobody I seen before could even come close to the experience I had with him. He gave me realistic goals and he was confident he could achieve the results I was looking for."- K. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2020
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
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.