When people are losing excessive amounts of weight, the fat content beneath the skin is reduced. Excessive stretching of the skin causes it to lose its ability to retract; this causes skin folds to loosen and hang, which are undesirable from an aesthetic perspective.
Once a patient has stabilized his or her weight for at least 6 months, body contouring is necessary. You may require more than one procedure to contour the body. Each procedure can involve one or more stages. At CARE Hospitals, our team of bariatric surgeons will explain all your options and address all your concerns, including costs and complications. Our bariatric surgeons work closely with other doctors of different specialties, in addition to treating patients with reconstructive and surgical needs. The CARE Hospitals provides the same level of service, facilities, and technology to its bariatric surgery patients as it does to its general surgery patients.
The patient who chooses bariatric surgery must accept a lifetime of changes; eating habits, lifestyle adjustments, and medical risks must all be considered. As well as these commitments, post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures can be used to remove excess skin to prevent skin irritation and to allow patients to fully enjoy their new figure.
The following are some of the most common conditions after dramatic weight loss and how they can be resolved.
You may wish to consider one or more of the following post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures, depending on how much weight you have lost and where your excess skin is located:
Mastopexy with or without augmentation
Face and Neck (MACS-Lift)- In extreme weight loss, cheek pads can collapse, resulting in jowls, which can leave a rounded jawline. In addition, the neck can sag.
Liposuction (Lipoplasty)- In order to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing contours, a small amount of fatty tissue is removed from the hips, thighs, and abdomen using this procedure.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)- Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are effective cosmetic procedures that remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles following bariatric surgery, resulting in a more slender waistline and flatter stomach.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)- The procedure begins with an incision along the underside of the upper arm. A tighter, firmer appearance is then achieved by removing excess skin.
Thigh Lift (Thigh Plasty)- Thigh lifts, much like arm lifts, are popular body contouring procedures performed to lift and smooth thighs after losing significant amounts of weight.
Butt Lift (Brazilian Butt Lift)- Body contouring is usually necessary on the buttocks after weight loss. These areas of the body can be lifted and reshaped by a plastic surgeon in order to create smoother, more defined contours.
Breast Implants- Weight loss can greatly affect the appearance of the breasts because they are mainly composed of fatty tissue. Body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift help restore the natural volume of the breasts and raise the bust line after weight loss.
The procedure requires the excision of excess skin, resulting in scarring. The goal is to conceal scars as much as possible and give them an inconspicuous appearance. It is recommended that wearers wear pressure garments for at least three months.
During your personal consultation, you can discuss this in more detail. The following complications can occur in rare cases are anesthesia-related complications, swelling, bleeding, infections, thickened scarring, etc.
You might be looking forward to the post-procedure results if you are getting ready for bariatric surgery. It's likely that you will lose a lot of weight after having bariatric surgery. You can improve your weight-related health problems such as sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes with this procedure. The majority of patients report improved quality of life after the procedure.
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