Why Patients Might Consider Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss
Plastic surgery after massive weight loss is a complex intervention that aims to help you get rid of excess skin after your weight loss process. The intervention targets different areas of the body, depending on your particular concerns. Patients might consider these procedures for a number of different reasons, including:
- Helps to address loose skin that has lost elasticity
- Targets aesthetic concerns and muscle function
- Helps to remove excess skin from the breasts
Recovery after Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss
The recovery period after plastic surgery after weight loss can take up to two weeks or more post op. During this time, make sure to take the analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort. The recovery period is dependent on the complexity of the procedures performed.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after plastic surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after plastic surgery:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
- Have a healthy and balanced diet
- Keep your body hydrated
These instructions are important in order to reduce possible risks. Risks of surgery can include scarring, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, infection, poor results, and bleeding. To avoid these risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss Costs Sydney
Plastic surgery after weight loss is a set of procedures performed to help you get rid of excess skin. The costs vary depending on the type of procedure you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic), to mention just a few factors. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.
Is plastic surgery after massive weight loss covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
If you meet the strict Medicare criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.
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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.
Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.
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Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
- Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
- Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
- Bring your GP Referral and your test results.
Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss FAQs
Is it for me?
If you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and want to see a reduction in loose, excess skin, Dr Hunt can help. Patients should be healthy and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of surgery.
What's involved in loose skin removal after massive weight loss?
Please click on the links below to discover more about the procedures that Dr Hunt most often performs for those patients that have lost a massive amount of weight:
PLASTIC SURGEON SYDNEY
About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.