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 outstanding! He’s extremely talented in his field and I can’t praise a doctor more. I suffered a dog bite to the nose 3 years ago and he was called into the ER to repair it. His bedside manner was calming and kind as he worked on my nose. The results were great and I was left without permanent scarring. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow his advise and I kept the dog. Six months ago the same Beagle attacked me again and the injury was worse. My nose was hanging off and I had a bite above my nose between the eyes. There were three bites in Al. This time. I again requested Dr. Tamburrino at the ER--the best thing I ever did because I knew what a good job he did the first time. He took a lot of time to reconstruct my nose and stitch it back together. Both of my nostrils were torn. I was a mess! The results? I look great. I seriously l think my nose looks better than it did before any of the bites. Dr. Tamburrino somehow put the nose back together so that the stitches were on the lower side of the nostril and the scars are not visible at all. The nostrils even look equal in size. I’ve had a couple follow up appointments at his office and his staff are super friendly and accommodating as well!"- K.M. / Yelp / Oct 11, 2021
"My experience and follow-ups with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff were extraordinary. I had a negative experience with prior surgeons, but when I saw him for a facelift revision, he set clear and reasonable expectations for what we could achieve together and showed an impressive understanding and expertise in assessing my past surgery. I worked with him to develop a game plan of other procedures that would achieve the results that would make me happy. I am grateful and can genuinely say that Prestige Institute treated me with care and understanding, and that Dr. Tamburrino is one of the best!"- C.N. / Google / Oct 05, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino is top notch and the best of the best. From my initial consult with him and his team, I felt completely comfortable and at ease. They take so much time with their patients to make sure you are 100% comfortable with any procedure you are having done. They care about their patients and want you to have the best outcome possible as if you were family. If you are looking for the best Plastic Surgeon out there, look no further then Dr. Tamburrino and his amazing team . You will not be disappointed!!"- N.W. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff! They made the entire process of my procedure so smooth. Every question was answered and I was very comfortable with my decision to go with Prestige in comparison to my past experiences with multiple consultations at other practices. Dr. Tamburrino was very realistic and honest in addressing my concerns, and his extensive training, experience, certifications, and attention to detail proved that I was in the right place. The results of my procedure were absolutely amazing! Better than what I had imagined. I now look in the mirror every day and get so excited and proud of what I see! I can’t thank Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Kristen, and all of the staff at Prestige enough for how kind and accommodating they were! I’ll never look anywhere else for any plastic surgery/med spa needs!"- M.W. / Google / May 25, 2021
"The doctor took a lot of time to clearly explain my options for major surgery following a cancer-related procedure. He is very thorough and very human. I felt extremely comfortable in his care. This is all in the past now, but looking back I know I chose the right physician."- H.G. / Google / Mar 22, 2021
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 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.