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Bariatrics

Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery

If you have recently experienced significant weight loss either on your own or after bariatric surgery, you may be looking for the solution to get rid of excess skin. Dr. Sheliah Lynch has many post-bariatric surgery contouring techniques to remove excess skin left behind after weight loss surgery. Learn more about the benefits of post-weight loss surgery by reading the information below.

It can be very discouraging to achieve weight loss, yet still have to contend with excess skin. The excess skin may prevent you from enjoying your new thinner body and keep you from wearing the clothes you would like. Excess skin can cause daily discomfort by causing rashes, chafing and possibly skin infections. Post-weight loss cosmetic surgery such as body contouring procedures can help you achieve the figure you desire after weight loss surgery or following weight loss achieved through diet and exercise.

Surgery to remove the excess skin and fat includes such body contouring options as tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift and thigh lift. These procedures have been successfully used after weight loss surgery to refine patients’ bodies and help them enjoy everyday activities.

Options After Extreme Weight Loss

Depending on the amount of weight you have lost and the location of your excess skin, you may wish to consider one or more of the following post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures:

Tummy Tuck

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Also called abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is an effective post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedure that not only removes excess skin, but also tightens the abdominal muscles, creating a more slender waistline and flatter stomach.

Arm Lift

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An arm lift begins by creating an incision along the underside of the upper arm. Excess skin is then removed to create a tighter, firmer appearance.

Thigh Lift

Performed in much the same way as an arm lift, thigh lift is a popular form of body contouring surgery to lift and smooth the thighs after significant weight loss.

Buttock Lift

One of the most common areas requiring body contouring after weight loss is the buttocks. This procedure can lift and reshape this part of the body to create smoother, tighter contours.

Liposuction

This procedure is often used to remove small amounts remaining fatty tissue from the hips, thighs, and abdomen to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing contours.

Breast Lift and Augmentation

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Because the breasts are composed mainly of fatty tissue, their appearance can be greatly affected by weight loss. Breast augmentation and breast lift are two body contouring procedures that help restore natural breast volume and lift the breast by removing excess skin after weight loss.

The specific risks and suitability of the above procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.