09 Mar 2018

Post-Bariatric Surgery Body Contouring

If you have had Bariatric surgery to lose weight, and have achieved significant weight loss, it is a cause for celebration!

Patients who have chosen to lose weight through bariatric surgery must accept a lifetime of changes; eating habits, lifestyle adjustments, and medical risks must all be taken into account. In addition to these commitments, post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures may be considered as a way to remove excess skin that causes skin irritation and prevents post-weight loss patients from fully enjoying their new bodies.

As you may have become aware, depending on the amount of weight you have lost, that you may have a new problem to deal with. Among the most prominent after weight loss surgery issues that people encounter would be the presence of excess skin, which used to house your body fat. Previously stretched due to the excess weight, it now hangs unsupported. As a result, your skin may have become flaccid, and no longer conforms to your reduced body size. Surgery to remove the excess skin and fat includes such body contouring options as the tummy tuck, liposuction, and body lift. These procedures have been successfully used after weight loss surgery to refine patients’ bodies and help them enjoy everyday activities.

Problems and Solutions
Designer Bodyz, Dr. Parag Telang’s Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center can re-contour your body to eliminate post-Bariatric or significant weight loss problems. Following are some of the main issues and solutions to common conditions that occur after dramatic weight loss.

Extreme Weight Loss
Depending on the amount of weight you have lost and the location of your excess skin, you may wish to consider one or more of the following post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures:

i. Face and Neck (MACS-Lift) – After extreme weight loss, cheek pads can drop, forming jowls, causing the loss of a defined jawline. Additionally, the neck can sag. Dr. Telang can perform a SCARLESS face and neck lift that raises your cheek pads, removes the jowls, and tightens the loose and sagging skin around your neck.

ii. Liposuction (Lipoplasty) – This procedure is often used to remove small amounts remaining fatty tissue from the hips, thighs, and abdomen to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing contours.

iii. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – Also called abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is an effective post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedure that not only removes excess skin but also tightens the abdominal muscles, creating a more slender waistline and flatter stomach.

iv. Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) –
 An arm lift begins by creating an incision along the underside of the upper arm. Excess skin is then removed to create a tighter, firmer appearance.

v. Thigh Lift (Thigh Plasty) –
 Performed in much the same way as an arm lift, the thigh lift is a popular form of body contouring surgery to lift and smooth the thighs after significant weight loss.

vi. Butt Lift (Brazilian Butt Lift) – One of the most common areas requiring body contouring after weight loss is the buttocks. A plastic surgeon can lift and reshape this part of the body to create smoother, tighter contours.

vii. Breast Implants – Because the breasts are composed mainly of fatty tissue, their appearance can be greatly affected by weight loss. Breast augmentation and breast lift are two body contouring procedures that help restore natural breast volume and lift the bust line after weight loss.

Body Lift After Weight Loss Surgery

Many patients who lose considerable amounts of weight through bariatric surgery are left with excess skin on different areas of their body. For these patients, body lift post-bariatric surgery, which combines several body contouring techniques into a single comprehensive procedure, can achieve outstanding results. Performed after weight loss surgery, body lift removes excess skin and fat from many commonly affected areas such as the arms, thighs, abdomen, and other areas that may need help are the abdomen, buttocks, and groin. We have many body contouring solutions to remove the excess sagging skin to improve the shape and tone of all areas of your body.

Experience total body and face enhancement after weight loss surgery from Designer Bodyz, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Centre. Our Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Parag Telang is dedicated to providing you with the most advanced plastic surgery techniques and services to improve your appearance and overall well being. Whether you are looking for a facelift, liposculpture, breast augmentation, tummy tuck or body lift, our experienced medical team takes pride in upholding an excellent reputation with the highest standards of medical achievement with your safety as the first goal.