ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS SKIN SURGERY
Achieving substantial weight loss is an accomplishment that requires months (or even years) of hard work and extreme dedication to a lifestyle change. In many cases, men and women who have succeeded in shedding excess pounds experienced improved health, stamina, mobility, and overall quality of living. However, extreme weight loss often comes with one major drawback: loose, hanging skin. Patients who have met their health goals through losing weight may still be a few steps short of attaining the body they want.
To address excess skin left behind by significant weight loss, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs post-weight loss skin removal surgery. This treatment is a series of procedures that are developed and customized to suit your unique situation and meet your goals. If you've lost a large amount of weight but feel disheartened by unwanted skin, contact Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA to set up your private consultation.
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Tamburrino for my gynecomastia and can't say enough good things about my experience. The staff was incredibly pleasant and made me feel comfortable even though I was very self conscious about my condition. I was awake during my surgery and although I was nervous at first, my nerves quickly went away and had a great time listening to music and conversing with everyone. My recovery was pretty quick and painless and everything healed really well to the point that you wouldn't be able to tell that I had surgery. Dr. Tamburrino made me feel confident in my skin again and can't thank him enough for it. I wish I had done it sooner and would go through the entire experience 100x over again."- T.R. / Google / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent bilateral mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino performed my bilateral DIEP Flap reconstructions along with several revisions/follow-up procedures in part related to my deliberate weight loss. He is extremely well-educated and well-trained, with a depth and breadth of surgical experience and expertise and a more comprehensive foundation in general medical knowledge, pharmacology and biochemistry than most surgical specialists. He is, by temperament, thoughtful and cautious and always takes a "patient safety first" approach. He has a genuine respect and warmth for women (traits I relate to the positive influences in his life by his mother and his wife). His surgical skills are superb. He prepares patients for procedures with a thorough, yet plain-spoken, explanation of the details of the operation and recovery along with all potential benefits and risks and takes time for any and all questions. He remains as available to patients through the last office visit of their post-op recovery as he was for the initial consultation. His staff is as dedicated to patient safety and comfort as he is. I always knew that I was in the hands of a good man who is a superb surgeon who has my best interests at heart. I am thrilled with my results. Several medical professionals helped me survive breast cancer. Dr. Tamburrino is the member of my team that made me feel whole again. I am a very grateful to him and his staff."- M.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
WHO GETS LOOSE SKIN SURGERY?
The patients best suited for skin removal surgery are those dealing with loose tissue following massive weight loss or weight fluctuations that have occurred over time. Generally, severely loose skin presents itself more frequently in men and women who have lost 100 pounds or more, but hanging skin can also be visible in the early stages of weight loss. For individuals who have stretched skin that hangs and gets in their way, Dr. Tamburrino at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can develop a personalized after weight loss surgery treatment plan that meets their needs. During your procedure, any unwanted skin will be excised, lifted, and tightened for a slimmer, more taut appearance.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is often considered a major treatment. This surgery utilizes general anesthesia and lasts between 3 – 7 hours, depending on the combination of procedures performed. In most cases, an overnight stay is necessary. A form of liposuction is often utilized during the procedure to remove pockets of fat, which is then followed by skin removal. This surgery does require longer incisions than less invasive cosmetic surgeries so varying degrees of scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, every effort is made by Dr. Tamburrino to make the incisions as discreet as possible. Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will give you comprehensive scar healing instructions for an effective outcome. Some of the procedures that are commonly done as part of an after weight loss surgery treatment plan are:
- Arm lift
- Tummy tuck
- Lower body lift
- Breast lift
- Body contouring
What are the benefits of after weight loss surgery?
There are many benefits to be gained from after weight loss surgery. Not only will you enjoy more flattering body contours, but you'll also experience a higher quality of life. This is because surgery can improve medical conditions associated with large skin folds, such as rashes and chafing. Wear and tear on joints due to excess weight can also be alleviated through this procedure. Enjoy your favorite clothes again and feel more confident in your appearance by scheduling a consultation today.
What to Expect
When you are released from our care, it is important to schedule enough time to rest at home. Small drainage tubes may be implanted near the incision sites to help minimize swelling, and compression garments will be provided to reduce swelling. For most patients, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks until they can resume low-impact activities; however, depending on the complexity of the surgery, this period could be more lengthy. Dr. Tamburrino finds that most of his patients are fully healed around 4 – 6 months. This surgery can be life-changing and produce noticeable outcomes that are immediate and dramatic. Although the healing process can be lengthy, many find that the benefits reaped from surgery far outweigh the downsides.
after WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FAQS
What procedures will be included in my after weight loss surgery?
Common areas that are addressed during this treatment are the stomach, butt, thighs, breasts, neck, and arms. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a full physical examination of your body to assess loose skin. Once he has understood your goals and studied the areas of concern, he will give you his suggestions on what should be part of your after weight loss surgery.
When should I get my after weight loss surgery?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, the areas of loose skin will be noticeable. It's usually around this time that you should schedule your initial consultation at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to learn more about your post-weight loss surgery options. In this initial consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will discuss the procedures that might be part of your personalized surgical plan. Before moving forward with surgery, you need to be at or near your goal weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
Your recovery will depend on your surgical plan. If you had many areas treated, you should plan more time for your recovery. In your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will talk to you about what you should expect during your recovery and what may help you be more comfortable. Follow-up appointments at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa should be scheduled so Dr. Tamburrino can assess your progress.
A CONTOURED FRAME
Losing weight is a tremendous accomplishment that should be recognized and congratulated. Patients who are able to shed excess pounds are often able to improve their total health, as well as their quality of life. However, losing weight can often cause loose, hanging skin that prevents you from fully enjoying the benefits of your new health and body. Thankfully, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers after weight loss surgery for patients across Doylestown, PA. If sagging skin is keeping you from wearing the clothes you want and living your life to the fullest, contact Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and learn about your options.