If you’ve undergone bariatric surgery and have lost a substantial amount of weight, then you may notice that your skin and tissues don’t bounce back to match your new body size. That’s when body contouring comes in. Read on to learn more about the different procedures involved in post-bariatric surgery body contouring surgery and why you should consider it in your next step to a new you.
Lower Body Lift
Most often after dramatic weight loss, the skin on the abdomen hangs over like a deflated balloon and becomes a functional problem in addition to an aesthetic concern. Sagging skin will restrict movement and irritate the skin. A lower body lift will correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks and inner and outer thighs. With normal aging, the skin on the lower body, buttocks and thighs tend to sag anyway, and it’s made worse with significant weight loss. This surgery will remove excess fat and skin and tighten remaining tissues to give you a contour that matches your new body size. It may be performed simultaneously with a tummy tuck.
Arms are another area that experience sagging skin, and you may notice a “waving” of the loose skin and tissue. An arm lift will correct the sagging of the upper arms.
The inner and outer thighs can be treated with a thigh lift. The sagging of the inner thighs is a big problem with massive weight loss and becomes a functional problem as it can cause irritation. A thigh lift consists of performing liposuction to remove excess fat, tightening the underlying structure and removing excess skin to give you more freedom of movement.
Breasts often sag and take on a flattened appearance after significant weight loss. A breast lift can restore a more youthful contour.
Bariatric surgery and body contouring can be life-changing procedures. If you’ve undergone bariatric surgery or are planning to do so in the near future, call (202) 750-5189 to set up a consultation to discuss body contouring to give you the shape you desire.