Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann, is a body contouring and skin removal surgeon that specializes in After Weight Loss Surgery. Individuals who lose a significant amount of weight are often left with loose and hanging skin. Many will consider this surgery to complete their transformation. This surgery is a combination of procedures that removes loose skin in the arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and flanks. The focus is to remove the loose skin, while tightening the underlying tissue and muscles. It is a common surgery for individuals who lose 100 pounds or more and is especially common among bariatric weight loss patients. Patients should be near their goal weight and the weight loss should be stabilized to ensure their safety and health. Please contact Dr. Marvin Spann today to discuss all of your options during your consultation!
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"I have been seeing Dr. Candace Spann for my hair and skin for a year. In this time she has sent me for blood work to get a better understanding of my hair loss and even diagnosed an issue my regular doctor missed. Thank you for your thoroughness and bedside manner. She put me in the magic hands of her in-office esthetician Lizelle and she has been my skin whisperer for my microneedling experience. Her experience with skin tones like mine immediately put me at ease because she understands one setting and approach does not fit all. I am so thankful for the entire staff and look forward to continued success with my skin and hair journey."- D. / Google / Jul 21, 2021
Weight loss patients will consider After Weight Loss Surgery to correct or enhance one or more of the following conditions:
- Deflated and sagging breasts with nipples that point downward
- Loose and hanging skin on the abdomen
- Excess skin and pockets of fat on the hips
- Excess and deflated skin on and under the buttocks
- Loose and hanging skin around the knees and inner thighs
- Hanging skin on the underside of the arms (“bat wings”)
- Loose and hanging skin on the neck (“turkey neck”)
The goal of After Weight Loss Surgery is to reduce the amount of loose skin that collects and hangs on the body and to lift the body part, so it appears tighter. Multiple areas of the body may need to be addressed, depending on the needs of each patient. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Marvin Spann may group body parts together and stage them in multiple surgeries. Doing so helps reduce the risk of complications, such as blood loss and infection. Examples of this grouping include:
- Upper body (Liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck, arm lift)
- Lower body (Liposuction, butt lift, thigh lift, lower body lift)
After Weight Loss Surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Patients are usually required to spend the night in the hospital so they can be monitored. The recovery following this surgery can be a slow process. While the post-surgical results can be life-changing for many weight loss patients, scarring is an unfortunate part of this process. Every attempt is made during surgery to minimize scarring as much as possible. Patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle so that the results achieved through surgery are not compromised.
The cost for a combination surgery to remove skin following a massive weight loss will vary. Certain factors such as the number of procedures performed (abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lift, etc.), combined with the number of surgical settings, hospital stay, anesthesia, etc., will play a role in determining the final cost. On average, patients can expect to pay at least $9,500-$15,000 or higher.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,500 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
After Weight Loss FAQs
Common Body Parts?
Common body parts that may need skin reduction surgery include the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, breasts, arms and neck. The breasts and abdomen are among two of the most popular areas addressed. A large majority of individuals will address the breasts (with a breast lift), and the tummy (with a tummy tuck) in a single surgery. As you lose weight, you will notice which areas are most concerning, and you can begin discussing cosmetic surgery with your plastic surgeon.
Most plastic surgeons require patients to be at or near their goal weight before moving forward with this surgery. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, removing the loose skin is all it takes to accelerate the loss of the final pounds—especially if the loose skin is getting in the way of exercise and mobility.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost?
In most cases, no. Insurance companies consider this surgery to be cosmetic, and they usually do not cover any of the surgical expenses. However, each surgical case is different and may have a special circumstance. At Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, our billing coordinator works to provide accurate estimates and thoroughly checks the benefits of each provider.