At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center we understand that weight loss surgery patients want not only to be healthier, but also to look thinner. Following bariatric surgery, after a patient’s physical activity is improved and the increased risk of developing an obesity-related illness is significantly decreased, some patients are puzzled when their body still has a heavy appearance. Many patients do not realize that weight loss surgery alone often does not provide a slim body contour. To attain a body contour that is more in line with their new healthier outlook, many post-bariatric patients opt to undergo surgery. Our bariatric surgeons can remove excess skin from the waist, thighs, upper arms, and neck, as well as employ liposuction to remove any stubborn pockets of fat remaining after post-bariatric surgery weight loss has stabilized.
Why Choose Post-Bariatric Surgery?
After the surgery is complete, a patient’s appearance is improved, but not refined. Patients may still suffer poor body image and have to endure ill-fitting clothing because loose skin hangs on the slimmer body frame. Years of being morbidly obese can damage skin elasticity leaving skin stretched beyond the body’s natural ability to repair it. Many patients choose to undergo post-bariatric surgery for cosmetic reasons. For other patients suffering from skin rashes, infections, and hygiene problems due to skin folds, the choice is made purely for reasons of health and comfort.
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Procedures
Post-bariatric surgery at our practice is tailored to each patient’s aesthetic and physical needs. For most patients, post-bariatric surgery consists of a combination of several surgical procedures. These procedures may be performed over the course of several surgical sessions, depending upon the extent of aesthetic changes the patient wishes to make.
Some surgery procedures that are often sought after by post-bariatric surgery patients include:
- Lower Body Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Breast Lift
- Upper Arm Lift
Some surgeries are routinely combined into a single surgery session. An example of this is the lower body lift procedure. A lower body lift is an umbrella term for several procedures designed to improve a patient’s body contour below the waistline. A lower body lift usually consists of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and a thigh lift. Other upper body procedures that can be performed alone or in addition to other post-bariatric surgery procedures include breast lift and upper arm lift.
Contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center for Post-Bariatric Surgery
Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery should postpone any body contouring procedures until their surgical recovery is complete and their weight has stabilized. If you have met this requirement, but are still unsatisfied with the way your body looks and feels because of skin laxity, then you may be a good candidate for post-bariatric surgery. For detailed information on any of our body contouring surgeries, or to schedule a comprehensive post-bariatric patient consultation, contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center today!