The large amount of weight you lost after bariatric surgery was a personal success. One of the most common after effects of losing a lot of weight in a short period of time is the remaining excessive amount of loose skin. If it has been more than one year since your bariatric surgery, and you have achieved your weight loss goal, your best source for positive results is the Victorville General Surgeon who performed your original operation. This is the surgeon who is acquainted with your special health and is able to make the most appropriate recommendations for the type of skin removal surgery.
Before the operation, while you are in an upright position, your surgeon will surgically clean the operation site and use a marker to outline the areas where the loose skin will be removed. Then you will be placed on the operating table where you will be given a general anesthetic so that you will be asleep during the procedure. You will have an IV tube placed in one arm and a blood pressure monitor placed on the other arm.
After your stay in recovery, you will be moved to your hospital room. You will receive pain medication through the IV tube in your arm. Before you are discharged from the hospital, your surgeon will give you home care instructions on how to care for your incision and what activities you can do or need to avoid. You will be told when to make postoperative office appointments to evaluate your recovery progress and to remove the temporary drains. The compression garment will be worn for a few months, especially when doing any physical activities. Total recovery times can vary from 2 to 6 months while you are regaining the slimmer body image that you have worked so hard at achieving