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Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Plastic surgery after massive weight loss can help you lose excess skin

When you’ve worked so hard to lose a substantial amount of weight, it might be challenging to be left with loose folds of excess skin.

With the help of Dr Jeremy Hunt and some surgical techniques, you can get rid of excess skin after weight loss. The most common surgical procedures following massive weight loss include:

  • Excess Skin reduction around the stomach – using procedures like circumferential abdominoplasty, fleur de lis abdominoplasty or extended abdominoplasty.
  • Breast surgery after massive weight loss.
  • Lower body lift can include an extended abdominoplasty or thigh lift (thigh lipectomy).
  • Upper body lift can include an upper arm lift (brachioplasty), bra line back lift (back lipectomy) or breast surgery.

One or more procedures are likely to be required to obtain the desired result, depending on where you have your extra skin.

These can be performed one area at a time in a staged approach of single procedures or can be combined – upper or lower belt lipectomy, or a breast with abdominoplasty surgery combination.

During your personal, one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt, he will discuss your options for skin removal.

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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.

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.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Surgery after Weight Loss Payment Plan, or the costs for plastic surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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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.

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Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss FAQs

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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.

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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.

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