Post Bariatric Surgery in San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Bariatric surgery can significantly affect the way you look, the way you eat and your lifestyle. If you’ve had bariatric surgery and reached a stable weight, you may still be concerned about the way you look. Excess skin may appear to look flabby, droopy, or saggy. Post-bariatric surgery can be the final step toward your new life of wellness and beauty. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock performs post-bariatric surgery for San Francisco Bay Area residents.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
Is Post-Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?*
Your body weight must be stabilized before you can have post-bariatric, body contouring surgery. Otherwise, the sagging pockets and loose skin will redevelop. You must also be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle. If you regain the weight, you’ll traumatize your weakened and thin skin, which will result in stretch marks and scars.
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Benefits of Post-Bariatric Surgery*
Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure which is further augmented by having post-bariatric surgery performed to complete the process. Benefits include the following:
- An improved self-image.
- Removal of irritating skin flaps and droopy skin.
- More toned, beautiful skin.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.
What Is Post-Bariatric Surgery?
Post-bariatric surgery removes the excess skin, fat, and some tissue left over from extreme weight loss due to bariatric surgery. It most commonly affects the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and other problem areas where excess skin can develop.
After undergoing bariatric surgery and making significant lifestyle changes, you’ve successfully shed pounds – sometimes hundreds of pounds. Unfortunately, you haven’t been able to shrink the sagging skin that was left after the weight disappeared. Because your skin and tissues have been stretched and have lost elasticity, they simply can’t conform to your reduced body size. Your body offers no support for the stretched skin, so it sags and droops. You may have some of the following issues:
- Your upper arms may appear loose and full.
- Your breasts may become flat, and your nipples may point down toward the floor.
- Your abdomen may extend over your groin and back, resulting in an apron-like overhang.
- Your buttocks, groin, and thighs may sag, causing hanging pockets of skin.
If you opt for post bariatric surgery, Dr. Aycock will use a variety of body lift surgeries to improve the shape and tone of the tissues underneath your skin. This surgery will help to support your skin, muscles, and fat, making your body’s contour look smoother and more attractive.
How Is Post-Bariatric Surgery Performed?
Because there may be extensive areas of skin that need to be removed to complete the procedure, large incisions may be made to remove and tighten skin. You will be placed under anesthesia for this process. Afterward, you may notice some bruising and swelling as your skin regains elasticity and begins to form its natural shape.
Preparing for Post-Bariatric Surgery
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your surgery. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Recovery*
Your recovery depends on a variety of factors, including your overall health and your ability to maintain a steady weight after bariatric surgery. Depending on the area being treated, you may need to wear elastic bandages or a compression garment to help your skin adjust to your new contour.
How Much Does Post-Bariatric Surgery Cost?
The cost of post-bariatric surgery in San Francisco varies depending on the type of surgery and the area being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Additional Body Contouring Options
Post-bariatric surgery is the final step on your lifestyle transformation journey and can greatly enhance your figure while improving your self-image. Don’t wait another minute to experience the benefits of better health! Contact Dr. Aycock’s office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.