Plastic surgery after dramatic weight
loss reduces excess skin and fat left behind after major weight loss. The
goal of any such procedureis to restore the proportions by removing the
sagging skin around the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks
and thighs that creates a deformity in contour. Although these procedures
leave scars, most patients find them to be an acceptable tradeoff for an
improved appearance.You may be a candidate for such procedure If you have
experienced dramatic weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise
resulting in sagging skin in multiple areas, like the face and neck,
breasts, arms, abdomen, back and thighs.This surgery is done 18 months after
weight loss,provide your weight has stabilized following bariatric surgery
or diet and exercise.
Excisional surgery and liposuction are combined when the patient has
excessive folds of skin. An incision is made and concealed as best as it is
possible. The skin is then tightened, re-draped and the excess skin is
removed. Sutures are used to close the incision. Body contouring could
improve your figure and remove the extra skin and fatty deposits that are
left after the Bariatric surgery.
Patients who have undergone bariatric
surgery and the subsequent significant weight loss have numerous concerns.
These areas may include;
- Breast droopiness, as well as a loss of breast volume For women,
mastopexy or breast lift surgery is a procedure to lift the breasts and
may be performed with or without the addition of breast implants to
improve shape and fullness. For men, several breast reduction techniques
including upper body lift are available, depending on the degree of
- Excess abdominal skin and a laxity of the muscles of the abdominal
wall would need Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery.A lower body lift
procedure can contour the abdomen, hips, outer and posterior thighs and
- Hanging skin under the arm may need Brachioplasty or arm lift surgery
to lift and tighten the skin of the arm.
- Wrinkling and excessive bagginess of the thighs A medial thigh lift
can lift the inner thighs, whereas a lower body lift addresses the outer
and posterior portions of the thighs.
- Sagging of the facial skin may need Rhytidectomy or facelift surgery,
forehead lifting and blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery may be needed to
achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
With the growing popularity of bariatric, or gastric bypass, surgery as a
treatment for obesity, body contouring after significant weight loss has
become a focus of Dr. Anup Dhir's practice. He has a special interest in