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  • Very happy with results.

    Carrie, Houston, TX
  • The work performed by Dr. Hsu was amazing. No one will ever know (with the exception of my family and myself) what a wonderful job Dr. Hsu did and how much it aided in my recovery. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Hsu for his excellent work and him and his staff for their excellent,…

    Marie, Houston, TX
  • After my procedure, I have noticed that my breasts are much more even than before. I am very pleased with the results and I feel more confident with the way I look.

    Colleen, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a very caring and outstanding doctor. If I ever have anything else done, he’s the person I’ll call.

    Tonya, Houston, TX
  • This has been a most difficult experience physically and emotionally. Dr. Hsu’s expertise, care, & treatment has been professional and excellent.

    Faye, Houston, TX
  • Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Very happy with the results and the professionalism of Dr. Hsu and his staff. I wish I hadn’t put it off this long.

    Nellie, Houston, TX
  • I’m highly satisfied with my choice of surgeon, Dr. Hsu, and procedures performed. Dr. Hsu completed my surgery with proper technique that achieved the aesthetic I asked for.

    Diane, Houston, TX
  • The outcome of my surgery was successful and my breasts are better than my expectation. I recovered quickly and everyone at the doctor’s offece provided excellent service.

    Susan, Houston, TX
  • I would recommend Dr. Hsu to anyone in need of plastic surgery. Dr. Hsu did a great job and everyone treated me with respect.

    Betty, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a wonderfully talented doctor! My whole experience beginning to end was so much better than what I could have ever hoped for. I love my results and would refer anyone considering having this procedure done, to go with Dr. Hsu. “He’s simply the best, better than all the rest!”

    Lyn, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is attentive and I am happy with my results. Dr. Hsu takes the time to explain the procedure in detail and makes sure you are comfortable post-operatively.

    Ellen, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a very professional doctor. He made me feel very comfortable, relaxed and not nervous about the procedure. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

    Laura, Houston, TX
  • All around 100% satisfied

    Margaret, Houston, TX
  • Fabulous! Love the staff and office. Dr. Hsu is very professional and makes you feel extremely comfortable.

    Kristi, Houston, TX
  • Very Happy with final results, Dr. Hsu was very attentive with every detail of surgery and post-surgery care, staff was the best always making sure patient is satisfied and well taken care of. Highly recommended Dr. Hsu

    Beth, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu does excellent work – both his bedside manner and his surgical skills. I felt secure in his skills and he is always a top notch professional. He is an artist also, in my opinion.

    Julie, Houston, TX
  • I am so very pleased with Dr. Hsu and his staff!

    Tori, Houston, TX
  • I know Dr. Hsu and love his work! I was excited to have him as my surgeon and really appreciated his time and care in discussing my surgical options/outcome. I love the results and am happy to share with other patients seeking the same. Thank you to Dr. Hsu and all his staff. Wonderful experience!

    Glenda, Houston, TX
  • Absolutely wondefrul doctor. Always made me feel very comfortable. Took his time with me and gave me exactly what I wanted.

    Iva, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu fixed deformaties from surgeries to remove masses in my breasts. I love the results! I have my confidence back and I look normal again.

    Pauline, Houston, TX

A Follow-up Procedure to Bariatric Surgery

By Patrick W. Hsu

body-weightObesity is a major problem in America, but fortunately there are procedures available to help such individuals make a difference in their lives. Patients who have undergone surgery to make weight loss possible, such as gastric bypass or lap banding, often find their rapid shedding of pounds has led to an excess of loose skin. Extremely obese individuals often experience a loss in skin elasticity due to the prolonged periods of stretching from the increased volume of weight. While most common in the belly area, excess skin can also exist in the breasts, back, thighs, hips, knees, and even the face. The only way to tighten the skin is through surgery, which unfortunately leads to scarring.

The full extent of scarring will depend on how much skin is to be removed, with long scars remaining along the hips, stomach, on the inside of the legs, and underneath the arms. Patients with only a small amount of loose skin will probably want to forgo this procedure, as the scarring would probably not be worth the surgery results.

Full Body Lift Surgery involves all of the following contouring procedures:

Problem Solution
Loose abdominal skin Tummy Tuck
Loose arm skin Arm Lift (brachioplasty)
Loose breast skin Breast Lift (mastopexy)
Loose inner thigh skin Inner thigh lift
Loose thigh and buttock skin Outer thigh and buttock lift
Surgical Body Lift Procedure

Before surgery, the entire body is evaluated to determine the exact amount of skin to be removed and to gauge the length of the required procedure. General anesthesia is used for the operation, which can last anywhere from 2 to 8 hours depending on the amount of excess skin removed. The procedure typically begins with a full tummy tuck before extending out to the breasts, arms, and thigh area.

Recovery Time

Patients should expect modest pain, swelling, and bruising in the affected areas immediately following the procedure. Recovery times depend on the amount of skin to be removed and the overall difficulty of the procedure. Some patients may stay in the hospital up to a week for monitoring afterward. Below is a table of expected timeframes for full recovery.

Post-Surgery Schedule Timeframe
Pain controlled with medication 5 to10 days
Tubes and drains left in skin 1 to 2 weeks
Swelling subsides 2 to 6 weeks
Return to work As early as 2 weeks, 4 to 6 weeks recommended
Resume exercise 6 to 8 weeks
Fully healed scars 6 months to 1 year
Full Body Lift Results

body-liftWhile no procedure can be considered truly permanent, patients most often report lifetime success after going through a full body lift. Of course, the body remains susceptible to the ravages of poor diet, lack of exercise, and aging, so an overall improvement in lifestyle is highly recommended. It is important to note that patients who have undergone the procedure are more likely to experience loose and sagging skin as they age than their peers may expect.

Your Life after Body Lift Surgery

A renewal in self-confidence and greater self-esteem is most often reported by patients who have undergone this life-changing procedure. Free of the constant reminder of the excess weight they used to carry, patients report a much higher level of satisfaction with their lives in general. By removing this extra weight, you will feel more comfortable with your body image and shape, fit into clothes that make you feel attractive and boost your new self-confidence even more.


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