What can be done to reduce the appearance of scars?
Patients can begin massaging their scars about three to four weeks after the surgery. While they initially appear red and raised, they gradually flatten and fade away over time. If any touch-ups are needed, they are usually carried out about nine to twelve months after the surgery.
Are there any risks that come with post weight loss surgery?
While risks are relatively uncommon, they can occur. Some of these risks include:
- Asymmetrical results
- Separation of wounds
- Loss of the umbilicus
- Skin loss
- Numbness or swelling for a prolonged amount of time
- Various forms of scarring
- Potential need for a revision surgery down the line
- Accumulation of fluid under the skin, which requires drainage