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How Long After Bariatric Surgery Can I Get Plastic Surgery?
How Long After Bariatric Surgery Can I Get Plastic Surgery?

Losing weight after bariatric surgery is an incredible life-changing event. You are probably healthier, leaner, and more energetic than you have been in years. There are so many benefits of major weight loss, but losing a significant amount of weight can also leave many people with unwanted, excess skin. This loose skin is a cosmetic concern for many people but it can also cause rashes, chafing, and even infections. If you find yourself with unwanted excess skin you may be interested in plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery following bariatric surgery is commonly referred to as body contouring surgery. There are many types of body contouring surgeries that address patient-specific concerns.

If you have lost a massive amount of weight you may be extremely motivated and want to have surgery as soon as possible, but it’s important that you wait for the right time. For the best, long-term results, surgeons recommend that you wait a minimum of 12-18 months post-surgery. They will likely recommend that you are close to your goal weight and have also maintained that weight for a few months. Body contouring surgery is not something you want to rush into. Timing, nutrition, and overall health are all important factors when considering any form of plastic surgery. Your bariatric surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your case and determine when it is safe and appropriate for you. Under the right circumstances, body contouring surgery can provide you with incredible, long-lasting results. Call our office or visit our website to schedule a consultation!

Dr. Arif Ahmad specializes in laparoscopic robotic surgery and has performed over 3,500 laparoscopic robotic surgeries. He is renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success. Dr. Ashley Modica joins Long Island Laparoscopic Surgery to perform body contouring surgery for patients after successful weight loss following bariatric surgery.