Body Contouring / Post Bariatric Surgery

Body Contouring / Post Bariatric Surgery

Major weight loss takes its toll on the body, there are often areas of excess fat remaining and excess skin is a main issue in major weight loss patients. The aim of opst weight loss body contouring is to lift, and tighten the areas misshapen by sagging skin.  Sagging skin typically develops in areas around the face, neck, upper arms, breast, abdomen buttocks and thighs; and depending on the extent may require several procedures performed in stages to rectify.  With many of the post weight loss contouring procedures certain scarring can be expected, however the best effort is done to minimize scarring and hide it in skin creases or areas concealed by clothing.  Most patients find the issue of scarring to be secondary to the inconvenience of excess skin.   Following massive weight loss a person may be nutritionally deficient, which can have consequences for surgery, recovery and the overall result.  Therefore potential patients may b referred to a dietician and advised to wait until their body is ready to undergo surgery.  Weight should also be stable when considering this type of surgery.  The most common procedures in post weight loss contouring include:

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