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Post-Bariatric Surgery

You’ve worked hard to look your best. Now it’s time to finish!

The plastic surgeons at Southwest General Hospital have a tremendous amount of respect for post-bariatric surgery patients. Having demonstrated your commitment to weight loss and improving your appearance, the plastic surgeons at Southwest General will do everything they can to help you finish the wonderful journey you’ve begun.

Areas of focus include:

  • Upper arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Neck and facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Buttocks, groin, and thighs

Health Benefits of Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Plastic surgery isn’t just done for aesthetic purposes. It can also be necessary for medical and hygienic reasons. After significant weight loss, sagging skin can cause complications in the groin regions, armpits, abdomen, breasts, and elsewhere. The excess skin can lead to infection, rash, and discomfort. In the dead of a San Antonio summer, things only get worse.

In addition to posing medical and hygienic concerns, excess skin can make it challenging to shop for clothing or enjoy outdoor activities. But there is hope. Once your weight has stabilized, a board certified plastic surgeon can help you address the issue of excess skin through a customized set of body contouring procedures. For some patients, multiple procedures can be performed at once, cutting down on cost and recovery time.

Download a Comprehensive Post-Bariatric Surgery FAQ Guide

Pursuing post-bariatric surgery is a major life decision and commitment. And we know that you have more questions than can be answered on this webpage.

  • How long do I have to wait after my weight loss surgery?
  • What alternatives are there to surgery?
  • Will I have scars? Will they be noticeable?

In order to better serve you, the post-bariatric plastic surgeons at Southwest General Hospital have put together a comprehensive guide: Post-Surgical Weight Loss: Your Guide to Body Contouring. Think of it as your personal help guide, full of frequently asked questions about plastic surgery. This is a great resource for patients who are interested in speaking with a cosmetic surgeon.

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For more information about reconstructive surgery at Southwest General Hospital, call 1-877-215-WELL today. Additional services beyond those listed on this page may be available.

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