Plastic Surgery After Weight-Loss Surgery
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Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery can often lead to excessive amounts of skin left on the body with not enough elasticity to shrink back down. As a result, it has become common practice for weight-loss surgery patients to undergo some form of plastic surgery after losing weight. Because Sharp offers a bariatric surgery program, we are well-prepared and ready to assist in this after-surgery need.
While many patients choose to have excess skin removed for cosmetic reasons, medical necessity also leads many patients to seek plastic surgery. Conditions including sweating, chronic infection under the hanging skin and lower back or shoulder pain may be resolved through plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery is an option for most weight-loss surgery patients as soon as 18 months after surgery. The highly skilled staff at Sharp is ready to help patients from the hospital's Weight-Loss Surgery Program. They also welcome patients who have had bariatric surgery elsewhere.
To learn more about Sharp's weight-loss surgery or plastic surgery programs or to sign up for a free informational session, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or register online at Sharp's weight-loss surgery seminar.
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