Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss to Remove Excess Skin and Fat
Body contouring cosmetic surgery to reduce
ptosis and fatty tissue
Surgery | Surgery to Remove
Loose Skin | Plastic
Surgery After Weight Loss | When
to Have Plastic Surgery | Costs
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Cosmetic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
For patients suffering from morbid or malignant obesity, choosing bariatric surgery to reduce calorie intake may offer them a passport to a healthy life. But even if such surgery causes them to lose substantial amounts of weight, they may face new cosmetic problems which may necessitate further operations.
Cosmetic Surgery to Remove Loose Skin
When bariatric surgery (eg. gastric bypass) leads to dramatic weight loss, excessive amounts of skin can accumulate and hang in various areas, including face, neck, breasts, upper and lower abdomen, flanks, armpit, back, buttocks, arms, forearms, thighs, legs, and calves. This surplus skin (ptosis) can cause considerable hygienic problems, skin irritation, skin breakdown, pain and infection.
Cosmetic Surgery to Excise Residual Fat
In addition, even though the patient might have experienced massive weight reduction, this weight loss may not be evenly spread around the body. This also depends on the patient's type of obesity condition (whether gynoid or android). Bariatric cosmetic surgery operations can help to reduce these fat deposits, either by surgical excision or lipoplasty.
Bariatric Cosmetic Surgery Types
The aim of bariatric cosmetic surgeries - also referred to as body contouring - is to remove the excess skin and fat, thus helping a patient to achieve the best possible body shape, following their successful weight loss. Procedures commonly performed include:
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), Thigh-lift (thighplasty), Buttock-lift (inc. flankplasty), Breast-lift (mastopexy), Male breast reduction (gynecomastia), Arm-lift (brachioplasty), Face-lift (Rhytidectomy), Neck lift (Platysmaplasty) and Liposuction (lipoplasty).
More Information About Cosmetic Surgeries
For additional information about how cosmetic surgery procedures can
improve body contouring, plus help finding a qualified board-certified
cosmetic surgeon, see:
BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION