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After Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery - Skin Removal - Snellville, GA

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After weight loss surgery is performed to help patients finalize their transformation after a major weight loss. When a patient loses 100 pounds or more, they may be at healthy weight, but they still have excess, sagging skin that hides the patient’s amazing change. Excess skin after weight loss not only prevents patients from looking the way they deserve, but skin folds can be uncomfortable and create hygienic problems. Dr. Earl Stephenson, a plastic surgeon in Snellville, Georgia, helps patients by surgically removing the excess skin and tissue from areas of the body like the breast, stomach, arms, butt, lets, hips, and face to show off the patient’s slim shape.


Conditions Treated

When the body loses fat, certain areas may not shrink smaller along with the weight loss. For most patients, surgery is the only option to remove the skin deformity. The typical symptoms or conditions that result form a massive weight loss that can be treated with surgery include:

  • Sagging breasts that point downward
  • “Turtle neck” or flabby skin near the neck
  • Excess, hanging skin or pockets of fat around the abdomen or hips
  • Sagging skin and excess fat or wrinkling around the buttocks
  • “Bat wings” or sagging skin underneath the upper arms
  • Sagging skin and excess fat on the thigh and upper leg region

Expected Cost

After weight loss surgery is typically a grouping of procedures that allow the costs to vary widely depending on the surgeries chosen and the nature of the surgical case. The average cost for after weight loss surgery is around $10,000-$15,000, but is in no form standard across the board for patients. 

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Average Cost  
$10,000 - $15,000
Recovery Time  
6-8 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
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After Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

Common Areas Treated?

The most common areas for significant transformation of beauty are seen in the breasts and abdominal area, typically performed during the same surgery. This is sometimes called a Mommy Makeover. In addition, the buttocks, upper thighs, arms, neck, and knees are also common areas treated. 

Ideal Timing?

Due to the scope of the procedure, our team recommends that patients need to be close to or have already achieved their ideal reachable weight. However, there are times where taking away excess skin serves as a catalyst to the weight loss process. This is the case when sagging or annoying skin stands in the way of the patient’s workouts or other physical movement.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost?

As a generality, insurance companies typically do not reimburse clients for the expenses tied to a cosmetic surgery. Our billing coordinator works hard to give accurate assessments of surgical cost as well as thoroughly exploring if insurance can cover any of the cost. Sometimes, insurance will cover the cost for cosmetic surgeries where excess skin becomes a medical issue.

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