After Weight Loss Surgery
Women and men alike who experience significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big hurdle in their life. Oftentimes, unfortunately, while their new shape represents a huge accomplishment, sometimes they will be faced with additional frustrations. This is due to the sagging and loose skin that remains on the body. Significant weight loss often leaves men and women with skin that cannot conform to the new body frame. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, skin removal surgery is needed to rid the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas offer after weight loss surgery for Novato, CA men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato and also serves as the last step in their weight loss journey.
"Breast Augmentation - Outstanding results! I still look in the mirror and say, “wow, these are my breasts!” Dr. Furnas made me feel safe and answered all my questions! I want to rave about the fantastic results but I will keep it short. The staff is 10/10. Quick responses and work with your schedule."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 08, 2019
"Breast Implant Revision - Surgery was easy and recovery was painless.Dr. Canales is wonderful. Results exceed expectations. Highly recommend."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Jun 17, 2019
"Breast Augmentation - Dr. Canales is the only plastic surgeon I will ever go to. Not only am I 100% satisfied with how I look and feel, but the surgery was like nothing and the recovery was a breeze & staff at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa are very nice and helpful. Someone was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had, making the entire process itself as stress free as possible I knew I was in good hands. Since my breast augmentation I love the way I look in clothes & I feel so much better about myself. Thank you."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Jun 07, 2019
"Breast Augmentation - The Plastic Surgery Associates practice was highly recommended to me by several friends. Dr. Candles was very helpful by listening & assisting me in making a decision, based on the aesthetic I wanted to achieve. Although I didn’t get to personally meet Dr. Furnas, I know she was also one of my surgeons, so my appreciation also extends to her. I could not be happier with my results; they are skilled professionals!"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Jun 04, 2019
"I got a Hydrafacial at Allegro MedSpa a few weeks ago and I am so impressed. I have acne, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and after one treatment, I can already see a significant difference. Lucia provided me with this service and she is a pro, super sweet, and highly professional. She also recommended a skin care regimen that has been helping. Obagi (prescription skin care) and Latisse (for lashes) can be purchased here. I would definitely recommend!!"- C.M. / Yelp / May 30, 2019
The ideal candidates for skin removal and tightening surgery are those who have stretched and hanging skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. In most cases, this issue is seen early on as the body begins to change shape. If weight loss has caused stretched skin, this surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato can reduce the deformity and secure the remaining tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important patients be near their goal weight before having this procedure.
After weight loss surgery is typically considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and lasts about 3 – 7 hours, varying based on the number of procedures combined. For most patients, an overnight stay is necessary. Liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove fat tissue, followed by skin removal. Plastic surgery of this nature does have the need for larger incisions than other cosmetic surgeries so scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made by our plastic surgeons to create the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. After surgery, we will also give you specific scar treatment instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from the hospital, it is important to schedule enough time to recover at home. Tubes may be inserted near the incision sites to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to minimize swelling. For most patients, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume low-impact activities, but depending on the complexity of the surgery, it could take longer. We find that most of our patients are recovered around 4 – 6 months. After weight loss surgery can be life changing for patients with noticeable outcomes that are immediate. Finally, you can wear the clothes you want and become more active without layers of wrinkled skin getting in your way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does after weight loss surgery cost?
Your cost for after weight loss surgery will depend on what is all part of your treatment. During your consultation, we will develop your treatment plan based on your concerns. Once your treatment plan is finalized, we can better estimate costs, including fees for the facility, anesthesia, pre- and post-surgical care, and more. So you can focus on getting the results you want from a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, we accept many payment methods, including low-interest financing.
What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Typical body parts that are a part of after weight loss surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms, and breasts. During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination of your body. Once this is complete, we can give you our recommendations for what should be included in your after weight loss surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
As you start to lose a lot of weight, loose skin will become visible, and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato. During this consultation, we can talk to you about how to prepare for your surgery and what might be included in your surgical plan. Before moving forward with surgery, you should be at or near a healthy, stable weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary, depending on how many areas you are addressing during after weight loss surgery. If you are having many areas treated, it will take you longer to recover. During your consultation, we will discuss what you should expect during your recovery and what may help you be more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato will need to be scheduled so we can monitor your recovery.
Plan Your Procedure
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such an awesome achievement, and we congratulate you if you have met your weight loss goals. If sagging and wrinkly skin is a new frustration, we encourage you to learn about your options for skin removal and body contouring. After weight loss surgery can further sculpt your physique and help you achieve and surpass each of the amazing body goals you set for yourself. Call Plastic Surgery Associates Novato in Novato, CA to schedule your consultation.