Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
Deflated skin is a common complication of bariatric surgery. This is typical in arms, face, abdomen, breasts, and thighs among others. It’s particularly more severe in people that have lost more than 100 pounds. Body contouring is usually recommended after massive weight loss to reduce or eliminate excess skin after a bariatric surgery.
Body contouring or body lift plastic surgery helps in improving the tone and shape of underlying tissue. It also removes excess sagging skin and fat, which results in a shapelier and smoother body contour. It also allows for a more normal appearance.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides post bariatric body contouring surgery to patients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and surrounding communities.
Brachioplasty or Arm Lift
Excessive flesh generally appears on the underside of the upper arms in bariatric patients. This is also known as bat wings in some circles. Your surgeon can take care of this fat by making incisions from the armpit to the elbow for removing the skin and creating a more pleasing contour.
Your surgeon will make the incision on the underside of the arm so that the scar is fairly well hidden. Skin is pulled tight when the arms are opened. Your surgeon will then trim away the surplus skin. In some cases, it can be a pound of skin per arm.
Mastopexy or Breast Lift
The surgeon will move drooping breasts to a more upright position by trimming surplus tissue from the upper breast region. This procedure can help pull breasts to a full position even if they are drooping to the umbilicus. The procedure involves the insertion of an implant that makes up for lost tissue and fat in the breasts. Scars on women are usually hidden away inside the area covered by bra.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
Most patients are bothered by excess skin hanging over the abdomen down the pubic area. Panniculectomy is generally performed for removing this hanging skin. However, an abdominoplasty may need to be performed in patients that suffer from excessively hanging skin.
Belt lipectomy cosmetic surgery may be performed by some surgeons for improving contours in the back, waist, and flanks. This is also known as circumferential lipectomy or torsoplasty.
Lower Body Lift
This procedure helps in trimming away excess skin in the thighs and buttock area. The surgeon will make an incision in the inner thigh near the groin all the way to the knee. A certain amount of fat may be removed through liposuction. The surgeon will remove surplus skin and re-drape it before closing the long incision. This procedure will leave you with tighter thighs.
Bariatric surgery results in sustainable reductions in body mass index or BMI. Sagging skin can be a reminder of the patient’s past obesity. Post-bariatric skin contouring is aimed at correcting this and restoring a sense of normalcy.
Success of your weight loss surgery can be completely realized after reshaping the body. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and nearby areas for post bariatric body contouring or body lift surgery.
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