Balance beyond aesthetics
After the gastric sleeve intervention, patients lose a significant amount of weight, but changes occur at the level of the skin, resulting in excess skin hanging over different regions of the body. Patients choose different aesthetic techniques to improve their appearance.
More and more people dealing with morbid obesity are turning to bariatric surgery or gastric bypass to help them lose weight.
Reshaping after weight loss requires a combination of procedures. Excess skin after massive weight loss can be performed in several areas of the body, and this is the reason why it is necessary to combine multiple surgical interventions on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, arms and even the back.
A major problem that occurs postoperatively is the existence of large and visible scars. However, this can be easily accepted by the patient, weighing it against the benefits and spectacular results after the aesthetic surgeries. Most often, patients turn to abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, mastopexy or, in the case of men, the surgery of gynecomastia. These surgeries can be performed simultaneously or one after the other.
In general, suitable candidates for massive post-bariatric surgery are:
During a consultation after massive weight loss we will discuss the following:
The doctor will take care to:
After massive weight loss, patients may need more surgeries. This is decided during the preoperative consultation, together with the specialist doctor. Plastic surgery procedures that may be recommended by your surgeon include:
To prepare for interventions after massive weight loss, you may be asked to:
Body lift procedures are surgical procedures and they require extensive incisions. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as surgical judgment.
Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.
General anesthesia is administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.