01 Nov 2016 Get The Skinny On Bariatric Follow-up Surgery
You’re thinking of having a body lift, and there’s good reason. You’ve lost all that weight that has been dragging you down. But, now you’ve got all that extra skin that’s dragging you down.
Yes, it’s a fact …. A large amount of patients who have undergone weight loss surgery are left with a large amount of excess skin. This is not only an unsightly issue, but can cause many more problems, such as emotional pain and physical pain caused by chafing.
Your body may be lighter now, but it is now being weighted down with folds of sagging skin. The loose skin is caused by losing a huge amount of weight in a short amount of time and can happen if the weight is lost through diet and exercise, but much more often with bariatric patients.
Surgical Options to Remove Excess Skin From Weight Loss
The most effective way to remove the excess skin is through a cosmetic surgery procedure or multiple procedures called body contouring. It has been found that those people who have had weight loss surgery and subsequently have the body contouring procedures to follow, are more successful at keeping the weight off.
Those who decide to proceed with body contouring usually undergo a circumferential body lift. Doctors make an incision across the back and along the flanks and abdomen, cutting away the extra skin and tightening what is left with sutures. Other procedures that people add to the body contouring are breast lift or augmentation and/or arm surgery (brachioplasty).
Candidates for Weight Loss Surgery
Doctors recommend patients who are post bariatric surgery to wait at least 4 – 6 months, or until the patient’s weight has reached a plateau to undergo any procedure. Additionally, the patient should be happy with their new weight, without desiring further weight loss.
Learn About Neaman Plastic Surgery Body Lift Procedure
If you are considering a body lift, it is in your best interest to find a board certified plastic surgeon to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the steps it will take, both emotionally and physically, to get you to where you want to be. Please call 844-338-5445 to set up your surgical consultation with Dr. Keith Neaman today.