Bariatric surgery can be life-changing, but it leaves lax skin and fat on the body that is not only unsightly but can be unhealthy. Post-Bariatric Surgery eliminates this lax skin and fat, contouring the body for a firmer look. Depending on your case, several procedures may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Clinton and Dr. Pearce have years of experience performing successful post-bariatric surgeries, and they give all of their patients a great deal of one-on-one attention. They are both great listeners and are empathetic to your concerns. Most importantly, they have the training and experience to evaluate your case carefully and create a unique surgical plan for you.
Your recovery is highly variable depending on your chosen procedures. When surgeries can be done concurrently, recovery times can often be combined and not extended. This depends on each individual case, however. Please refer to the pages devoted to the procedures you have chosen for more information about recovery.
In all cases, we will send you home with written instructions for how to take care of yourself after your surgeries. This will be a reinforcement of verbal instructions that you will receive on several occasions. You will also be evaluated no later than the day after each procedure and monitored during your recovery period. We encourage you to call us if you have any questions at all.
Some bruising, swelling, and discomfort are expected after any surgery. Swelling is usually the last side effect to go away completely. If you experience pain, you can take oral medications. Non-prescription meds are usually sufficient, but if you need something stronger, please use the prescription provided. Compression garments must be worn for a period of time after some of these procedures.
Results from Post-Bariatric surgeries are long-lasting, but they can certainly be affected by weight loss/gain, pregnancies, genetics, environmental factors, and the natural aging process.