FAQ Skin Tightening

FAQ: Skin Tightening

This surgery will lift and tighten the skin around the body and reduce the appearance of wrinkles/cellulite caused by excess fat and skin

The patient’s skin may have rippling, bagginess or experience pigment changes and asymmetry. Another possible but unlikely risk/complications is fluid retention/loss, shock, infections, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and permanent numbness.

You may use topical cream or laser treatments that will tighten the skin or tries to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, a healthy lifestyle and commitment to exercise could benefit the patient or control garments

An incision will be made at different sites of the body, where loose skin will be removed and sutured back together in order to tighten the skin. Additionally, small amount of fat and soft tissue will be removed and the muscles of the body will be tightened. This will overall reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the texture of the skin

Depending on the amount of excess skin and cellulite you have. It is an invasive surgery and will require general anesthesia.

Your body will be a little bit slimmer but the change will not be drastic. You will have tighter skin than before, less cellulite and an improvement in the texture/firmness of your skin. The degree of these results will vary from patient to patient.

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It should not affect movement or flexibility on the long run, however during the recovery period, the level of activity should be low

Yes. It is advised that liposuction is combined with a body lift to produce the most optimal results

It should last for a long time, as long as patients maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise, however as the patient ages, the body will accumulate fat more easily and their skin will loose its firmness

Additional surgery is usually not needed as long as the patient does not gain excessive weight over the period of time

You can discuss cost during the initial consultation after the examination it will be determine whether additional works needs to be done.

The surgery could take around 1-3 hours depending on the size and work needed to be done on the patient

The incisions will be made at the inner body or the posterior portion of the body. It is not possible to do this surgery without making a long incision

The loose skin cannot be removed without leaving scars but there will be an attempt to hide these scars

The swelling usually subsides after 2-3 weeks

It will take around a year to have full recovery but only a couple of months to look presentable

In the short run, you will feel temporary pain, swelling, soreness, numbness, bruising and tiredness. All of these side effects will subside after a month of recovery

It will be moderate but you will be given pain medication to help manage with this

You will be given mild narcotic during the first few days after surgery follow by extra strength Tylenol after a few days.

I do not usually use drain after the procedure. However, if there may be a lot of drainage after the procedure, a small drain may be placed.

Make sure your identity has been confirmed with name and date of birth
You will be given a special garment that needs to be wrapped around your bodys. Other than that, it is suggested that patients wear loose and comfortable clothing

Make sure your procedure has been confirmed
Majority of my patients are outpatients. You will be able to leave the hospital when you are ready

Make sure the correct site and side of your procedure has been marked
After 2-3 weeks, patients are able to return back to their normal routine

Confirm any allergies and side-effects you might have
You may drive once you stop taking narcotic pain medication and feel able to drive.

Make sure you understand and have signed the informed consent forms
Most patients return to work around 2-3 weeks after the surgery but if your work requires a lot of sitting, a cushion/pillow is suggested to help reduce any discomfort

Majority of my patients are outpatients. You will be able to leave the hospital when you are ready

I usually like the procedure to be done under general anesthesia.

You will meet with the anesthesiologist prior to the surgery in the preoperative area. You may arrange to speak to an anesthesiologist by telephone prior to your surgery date.

Yes, your medication list will be reviewed during your consultation and your pre-operative appointments. Please notify your surgeon of any changes or new medications at your preoperative appointment.

In general, all medication that may cause bleeding or prolong bleeding time may need to be stopped or alter. One should not stop any medication without consulting with your family physician and the specialist that put you on these drugs.

Make sure your care providers wash their hands before and after your care
History and physical, EKG, CBC, and metabolic panel for patients over 55 years of age. Thyroid panel for patients with thyroid disorders.

  • You have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • You have shortness of breath or chest pain
  • You notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around your procedure site
  • You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness in the procedural area
  • You have pain that you cannot control

Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities
Yes, arrange for help driving, heavy lifting, and caring for pets for the first few days.

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