Are there long-term effects of weight loss surgery?

Yes. Depending on the type of weight loss operation you have, the answers to this question are different. Gastric bypass, the most common operation, raises the risk for protein, vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and zinc deficiencies. Supplementation of all of these is critical for success in good health after weight loss surgery. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Yes. The long term effects from weight loss surgery depend greatly on which procedure you have. For example reflux after a sleeve or possible vitamin deficiencies after a bypass. Follow up with your surgeon is essential.
Yes. Depends on the type of surgery - all operations have long term risks of adhesions. Some weight loss operations have risks of not absorbing enough vitamins or iron or calcium.
Mostly good. Most effects are good: resolve diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, sleep apnea. Prolong survival. Some potential negative effects of sleeve: heartburn and reflux. Some potential negative effects of bypass: ulcer, bowel obstruction, low blood sugar. With the band: reflux, slip, erosion, and removal. You need a good program with good outcomes and followup.

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How much extra skin does a 6'3" man have after going from 380 to 205 pounds in 18 months from weight loss surgery also what are my options in terms of treatments and costs. How long after weight loss surgery should someone wait before seriously exploring

Typically . Typically patients wait a year after their bariatric surgery to have skin reduction surgery. Your weight should be relatively stable for at least three months. The amount of skin to be removed after bariatric surgery varies from patient to patient but can be substantial. Please see at least two plastic surgeons and also talk to their financial counselor to verify costs. Read more...
Costs . Costs will vary dramatically according to the procedures performed and where they are completed. It is generally advised to wait until you have achieved a stable weight for 6 months if possible. The amount of skin laxity following weight loss will vary in individuals according to fat deposits and genetic tendencies. I have seen people with skin excess limited primarily to the upper body while others will demonstrate a preponderance of lower body excess. Surgeries are designed to address the unique anatomy of each individual. In many instances this may require more than one surgical procedure to be accomplished in a safe fashion and does tend to have a higher revision rate than other cosmetic procedures. Male chest: in regards to your chest, the correct procedure will need to treat the excess fat, gland and skin. In many instances this may require more extensive incisions extending beyond the areola in order to lift and reduce the skin redundancy. Many different patterns of skin removal have been described. Tummy tuck: in regards to the tummy, you will likely need a full tummy tuck, but you may require a lower body lift or circumferential belt lipectomy. To better understand the full range of these procedures and see an example of a patient who underwent liposuction with skin excess and resulting skin laxity which had to be fixed with a tummy tuck, view the video below: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=h71ijjadmzs&list=uuwvt-tkexsj2gwawd86jfvw&index=18&feature=plcp. Read more...
Likely yes. With that weight loss, you might expect some excess skin. Most insurance companies will cover the removal of lower belly skin if you have a persistent rash for three months. Usually you would wait about 18 months for this surgery. Good luck. Read more...