Can I have plastic surgery after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

Tags:woman age 45-54 5 ft 4 in to 5 ft 7 in weight loss after weight loss

I want to get some invasive plastic surgery procedures done after I take care of my weight problem with sleeve gastrectomy surgery. How long should I wait after I lose the weight? I am 5’ 6’’ and about 120 lbs over weight. If I lose the weight I will definitely need some type of tummy tuck. I guess the question is if I can actually keep the weight off.

user1255857

F, 48, Iowa

Hello, thanks so much for your inquiry. Fortunately the gastric sleeve is a wonderful procedure that will help you with your weight loss and also will help you keep it off, if you maintain a healthy eating habit. Once you reach a stable weight, which you will feel comfortable with, you might be able to have your Plastic Surgery performed. 

Respectfully,

Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

IG: drcamposleon

Once you get to the desired weight you will undoubtedly be an excellent candidate for body sculpting procedures.  So stay on track and congratulations with your surgery 


Dr Corbin

www.cosmeticsurgeryafterweightloss.com

Hello user1255857, Congratulations on that big step, Sleeve gastrectomy is a very good tool to lose weight! Once you reach a stable weight and you don't see any variations, then it is time to take step 2, which is plastic surgery!

Please make sure that you and your surgeon are on the same page. Don't forget to discuss all your concerns, options and expectations thoroughly. Have a safe and pleasant PS Journey! 

Respectfully, 

Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Tijuana BC Mexico

IG: drcamposleon