Massive weight loss procedures contour loose skin and tissues. When large amounts of weight are lost in a short period of time, the skin does not have time to conform to the reduced body size.
This procedure can be either inpatient or outpatient, depending on the scope of work to be performed. Preparation and procedure times will also vary. Consult with your physician to determine a timeframe for returning to work and strenuous activity.
Recovery periods vary according to your individual procedure. Full results may take 1-2 year to fully develop. Visible scars will remain, but the overall results will be long-lasting as long as you maintain your weight.
Side Effects & Risks
Side Effects: Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.
Risks: Scarring, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, skin loss, blood clots, numbness in skin, skin discoloration, fatty tissue found deep in skin may die, recurrent looseness of skin, pain, keep vein thrombosis, swelling of the legs, possibility of revisional surgery.