After Weight Loss Surgery
Men and women who accomplish significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big roadblock in their life. However, while their new figure represents a huge accomplishment, in many cases, they will be faced with new frustrations. This is often due to the loose skin left behind on the body. Significant weight loss generally leaves patients with skin that cannot conform to the new size. Regardless of where the loose skin resides, surgical intervention is needed to remove the issue. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo offers after weight loss surgery for Dallas, TX men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center and also serves as a final step in their weight loss journey.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Dr. Toledo and his staff were incredible! They were so helpful throughout the entire process. They answered any & all questions I had before and after my surgery. Dr. Toledo gave me realistic expectations of what this surgery would be like which was helpful while recovering. He worked with me on perfecting what I wanted from the surgery and delivered exactly what we had decided together. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery, it is everything I wanted and more. I could not recommend this office enough!!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"I have been going to Dr. Toledo for almost 30 years. I trust him and I will be going to him in the near future, since I am getting older. He makes you look you very best. I recommend him to family and friends."- E.C. / Healthgrades / Jun 12, 2020
"No More Fears That I Am Part Bird! And I Can Breath Better, Too! - First things first, just get it done. If you are here reading this, the only advice I have is: DO IT! Do not wait. I HAD a big hook nose with a bulbous tip. My profile was hideous - I never, ever uploaded any pictures of my profile. When I got my hair done recently, the stylist loved the result and wanted to upload them to her web portfolio. Luckily for me, she was kind enough not to upload the ones where my nose would stick out. As in, the shots were only of the back of my head. I turned my head slightly to each side to catch the light. With most folks, their nose would not stick out past their blown-out hair. Mine did, and it ruined the shots because all you saw was this big beautiful hair and a massive, long, hook nose. Speaking of hair, I could never cut my hair. Most people with bobbed hair have elegant noses, just because it attracts so much attention to your face. Short story short: it was bad. With all that said, I am thrilled I chose an EXPERIENCED surgeon!!! My nose had to be broken TWICE, which is not a common occurrence for this procedure. I had done three consultations, and Dr. Toledo was the final one. The other two surgeons were young and had excellent credentials, but I just knew my nose was going to be complicated - and it was. There was more to my nose that met the eye (more on that in a minute), and I cannot imagine what someone less experienced would have done halfway through the surgery when they realized the initial break was not going to be enough to generate the desired results. That is the kind of thing you can only handle easily with decades of experience. No amount of textbook learning would save you here. My surgery was long, too. He operated on it until it was perfect. I am so, so amazingly grateful that I put my nose in expert hands. Best decision! Apparently, due to the size of my nose, you could not tell that it was quite crooked on the inside. I got a great bonus - I CAN BREATH! While fixing my massively complex nose, Dr. Toledo performed a septoplasty. WHAT!?! There is a stark difference in my airflow before and after the surgery! I could not run before the surgery, and now cardio is much easier for me. He is an ENT, after all! Just another reason to pick him. I hope this review inspires you to pass on the less experienced surgeon and pick the experienced ENT who knows what he can deliver for you. He will not promise anything he cannot provide. The photo of the 'after' he generates is spot on (my actual is better). I wanted a copy of it so I could compare the before and after, but all I have to do is look in the mirror. He is an artist. My dad is super happy with the result and says my face looks the way it always should have."- N.R. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should - Dr. Toledo and his staff were very helpful, informative, and caring. I am a nurse who had two rhinoplasties done by a different surgeon 10 years and very unhappy with the results. Dr. Toledo confidently said he would be able to fix my nose. Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should and it looks completely natural. I would highly recommend Dr. Toledo for a rhinoplasty as he is very skilled in this area."- A. / RealSelf / May 05, 2020
After Weight Loss Surgery Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidates for skin removal surgery are those who have loose and wrinkled skin due to losing a significant amount of weight. Generally, this issue is noticed early on during weight loss. If you have hanging skin, cosmetic skin removal at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center can remove the deformity and secure the underlying tissue for a healthy, tighter look. It is important that patients be at their goal weight before undergoing this surgery.
After Weight Loss Surgery Surgical Technique
Cosmetic skin removal surgery is generally considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and can take about 2-4 hours, depending on how many areas of the body are being treated. Fat removal is usually used during surgery to remove fat, followed by skin excision. This operation does require larger incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries so scarring will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every attempt is made by Dr. Toledo to place the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Toledo or a member of his team will give you thorough scar care instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect with After Weight Loss Surgery
Once released from the surgery center, it is important to take a few days to recover at home. Tubes may be placed near the incision sites to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to help with swelling. On average, it takes roughly 7-10 days to get back to a full work day depending on the treatment plan. This surgery can be life changing for patients with visible results that are immediate. Finally, you will be able to wear the clothes you want and move freely without loose skin slowing you down.
After Weight Loss Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
What will be included in my skin reduction surgery?
Typical body parts that are addressed in after weight loss surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms, and neck. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination of your body. Once this is complete, he can give you his recommendations for what should be included in your after weight loss surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
During the course of losing weight, the areas of loose skin will become more obvious and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. During this initial consultation, Dr. Toledo can talk to you about how to prepare for your surgery and what might be included in your treatment plan. Before moving forward with this procedure, you should be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will vary, depending on the extent of your surgery. If you had many areas treated, you should plan more time for your recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will let you know what you should expect during your recovery and tips to help you feel more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center will need to be scheduled so Dr. Toledo can monitor your healing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $17,000
After Weight Loss Surgery Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a wonderful achievement, and we congratulate you if you have met your specific goals. If loose and hanging skin is a current challenge, Dr. Toledo encourages you to learn about your options for skin removal surgery. After weight loss surgery can further transform your body and help you achieve and surpass all of the outstanding body goals you set for yourself. Contact Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX for more information.