After Weight Loss Surgery
Men and women who undergo significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big burden in their life. However, while their weight loss represents a huge accomplishment, in many cases they will be faced with more frustrations. The new challenge is usually the loose skin that remains on the body. Significant weight loss commonly leaves individuals with skin that cannot conform to their new size. Regardless of where the loose skin resides, plastic surgery is needed to resolve the issue. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle offers after weight loss surgical treatment to Raleigh, NC men and women at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, which can be life changing and a lasting step in their weight loss journey.
The ideal candidates for after weight loss surgery are those who have loose and wrinkled skin due to a massive weight loss or fluctuation. This is usually visible early on during weight loss. If you are challenged by loose skin, cosmetic skin removal at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center can eliminate sagging and secure the tissue and remaining skin for a healthy, tighter look. It is important patients are close to their goal weight before considering skin removal surgery.
"Dr Lyle is absolutely AMAZING and I can’t truly place into words how AMAZING he is! I am completely satisfied with his work and loved him so much! My mother calls him “THE PERFECTIONIST” I have had the opportunity to use his services twice over the years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else."- E.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"Dr. Lyle is a truly wonderful surgeon who did repairs and reconstruction from a horribly botched radical bilateral mastectomy performed by Dr. Dillala. His warmth and professionalism are unmatched and I hold him in the highest regards."- D.D. / Google / Sep 30, 2018
"Dr Lyle is amazing!!!!! He and his office where able to get me in to his office under emergency situation within one hour!!!! he had my 23 year old implants that were failing removed that day due to the infection behind the capsule(done in another state with a different plastic surgeon.). Six weeks later he did complete repair and full biopsy, and I am so pleased and happy with the outcome. The caring and kindness of the staff and Dr. Lyle is amazing!!!! nurse Amy took multiple phone calls from me throughout this time and always called back with answers. I will always use Dr Lyle for any of my plastic surgery needs!!!!!"- J.H. / Google / May 11, 2018
Plastic surgery to remove loose skin is almost always considered a major treatment. It is performed using general anesthesia and on average takes about 3 – 7 hours (but this is dependent upon the combination of procedures). In most cases, an overnight stay is necessary. A form of liposuction is usually integrated during surgery to remove fat followed by the surgical removal of skin. This operation does make larger incisions than most other cosmetic surgeries, so varying degrees of scars will be associated with this treatment. During surgery, Dr. Lyle will try to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. He or a member of his team will give you thorough scar healing instructions for an effective outcome.
What to Expect
Once released from our care, it is important to allow a week or two to recover at home. Draining tubes may be implanted near the incision areas to help control drainage, and compression medical garments should be worn to help with swelling. For the average person, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks to begin resuming light activities, but it could take longer depending on the level of invasiveness. Dr. Lyle finds that most of his patients are back to normal around 4 – 6 months. Skin removal surgery can be life changing for patients, with amazing results that are immediate. Finally, you will feel confident and wear the clothes you were too uncomfortable to wear and partake in activities without loose skin keeping you from the things you love to do.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $18,000
Reach Your Goals
Weight loss is such a wonderful accomplishment, and we congratulate you if you have met your goal transformation. If stretched-out skin is a problem, Dr. Lyle welcomes you to learn about your options for skin removal surgery. Call Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, NC today to speak with our patient coordinator.