Body Lift Post Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric weight loss surgery can be the tool that is needed to lose a massive amount of weight. Not only can bariatric patients lose a hundred or more pounds, they can lose the weight quickly if they follow the program. This is a tremendous achievement and a major step to better health and an improved appearance. However, many patients of bariatric surgery may be left with excess skin and tissue after their weight loss. If you have lost a massive amount of weight and are interested in body lift post bariatric surgery, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA.
Bariatric surgery is a cosmetic body procedure that can help patients lose a hundred or more pounds quickly by reducing the size of the stomach. While the fat may burn away with diet and exercise, the skin and tissue that encompass the fat lost does not go away. Many bariatric weight loss patients are left with flaps of excess skin and tissue after they achieve their weight loss goals. The abdomen, breasts, arms, thighs, buttocks and pubic region can be left with sagging, excess skin. Not only is this skin unattractive, but it can also be uncomfortable.
Body Lift Surgeries After Medical Weight Loss
Each patient may have different issues with excess skin after medical weight loss. The amount of skin depends on a variety of factors, including genetics, age and body shape. For many, the midsection is the biggest problem. Skin flaps can form around the stomach, sides and backside. Others may have excess skin on the upper thighs and arms. Both men and women can have drooping skin and tissue around the breasts. Body lift surgeries remove the excess skin and tissue, as well as tighten and reshape the body. These surgeries include:
- Truncal body lift around the midsection
- Pubic lift
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
If you have lost a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery, congratulations! When you are ready to take the next step and remove the leftover skin with a body lift surgery, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Maia to discuss the various lift surgeries available at our clinic in the Washington, DC, area.