Post-Bariatric Surgery (Body contouring after massive weight loss)

GOAL:

To reduce excess skin and fat left behind after major weight loss. Its goal is to restore attractive proportions by removing the sagging skin.

Although these procedures leave scars, most patients find them to be an acceptable tradeoff for an improved appearance.

 

It is a good option if:

  • If you have experienced dramatic weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise.

  • If you have sagging skin in the face/neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, back and thighs.

  • If your weight has stabilized following bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. This may be around 18 months after your weight loss.

 

During consultation:

Be prepared to discuss your medical conditions, weight loss and tobacco use.

I will evaluate your general health status, skin excess and muscle tone.

I will take measurements and discuss surgical options and likely outcomes.

 

The procedures:

  • Lower body lift: reshapes the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and buttocks through an incision made around the circumference of the body

  • Tummy tuck: removes loose, excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen below the belly button.

  • Facelift: treats loose and sagging lower face and jowls

  • Breast lift: treats sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas.

  • Gynecomastia treatment: reshapes sagging breasts in men

  • Thigh lift: removes extra skin and fat to give tightened, toned and better-proportioned thighs

  • Arm lift: removes excess skin and fat deposits, giving upper arms a more pleasing and youthful contour

 

What will post-bariatric surgery incisions and scars are like?

Every effort will be made to make scars as small and inconspicuous as possible. Plastic surgeons are adept at hiding incisions in body creases whenever possible. Although incision lines are permanent, in most cases they will fade and significantly improve over time.

 

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