Cosmetic surgery after weight loss

Date posted: 02 February, 2018
Posted by: Mr Jag Chana
cosmetic surgery after weight loss


Weight Loss

Whether it is achieved through a controlled diet plan or bariatric surgery, weight loss elicits a huge sense of achievement and benefit for patients. For people who have already been very overweight, it does not necessarily have a positive impact on the way you look and feel, too.

Unfortunately, many people who have lost large amounts of weight with sagging and excess skin. The skin stretches to accommodate excess fat, but this fat is gone, the skin can find it hard to 'bounce back'. If you have lost this weight predominantly to surgery or diet alterations (without a high amount of exercise), you are more likely to have this problem. You may also be interested in the possibility of losing weight because of the risk of losing weight in your body. your new body shape.

It can be much more important than time, effort and sacrifice to lose weight, only to find your confidence. There are a series of excisional and surgical lifting techniques that can address these issues. Each one effectively removes the excess skin from the problem area. Please note, though, that they are not fat, and you should have maintained a stable amount of time for this condition.


Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is the most common body contouring procedure after weight loss, because the stomach is often affected by excess fat.

Depending on the amount of weight you have lost, you may be most likely to have a mini-abdominoplasty or a full abdominoplasty. During the 'mini' procedure, the focus is on the lower abdomen, while the full procedure treats the whole area. Excess skin (and sometimes fat) is removed from the area, and the muscles are tightened to create more definition.

Scarring is unavoidable with abdominoplasty surgery and usually stretches from hip to hip bone, situated just above the pubic bone. Because of its location, the scar is easily concealed. For most patients, the benefit of accepting a scar far outweighs the disadvantages of the excess skin.


Body Lift

For patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight, and are left with a lot of excess skin all over their bodies, a full body lift is an option. A body lift is a bespoke procedure where loose skin is removed circumferentially from around the lower abdomen and extending around to the back just above the buttocks. The scar is therefore circumferential. In addition, this can be combined with a thigh lift to remove the skin from the inner aspect of the thigh. This kind of procedure is called a Lower body lift.

Upper body lifts involve breast uplifts combined with skin removed from the lateral chest wall and extending to the back to remove excess skin on the upper back in the region of the bra strap. Body lifts are considered major surgical procedures. If you think you might be a good candidate for one, seek a consultation, but be prepared to accept reasonably long recovery times.


Mastopexy

Women can find that their breasts begin to sag for many reasons – post-pregnancy, as a natural part of ageing or, indeed, due to weight loss. A mastopexy procedure – or a breast lift, as it is colloquially known – will correct this, by removing excess skin and lifting the nipple and breast tissue. Where appropriate, it may be combined with a breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts.

The degree of sagging is determined on a scale from 1-3, derived from the position of the nipple. This grade will establish how your procedure is carried out.

 

Arm and thigh lift
If your arms or thighs have been affected by weight loss, there are surgical procedures that can help to rectify these anatomical areas. A Brachioplasty to address the upper arms or thigh lift work in much the same way as other body sculpting procedures, in that loose skin is removed from the area to create a tauter appearance. If further fat removal is required you might also be a good candidate for Vaser liposuction.

With these surgeries, scarring is an unavoidable side effect. However, for most people with a large degree of loose or sagging skin, a scar is often seen as a minor consequence of such procedure. Scarring will be carefully and carefully discussed prior to your surgery.


What anaesthetic is used for post-weight loss surgery?

All post weight loss surgery is considered to be a major major surgical procedure and therefore is generally performed under general anaesthesia. The period of time you need to stay in the hospital Mr. Chana works with a team of experienced and fully trained anaesthetists.

What is the recovery process for post weight loss surgery?

The recovery process for body sculpting surgery - how much do you have? As a minimum, you will be expected to take two weeks off work to recover, and not to participate in a vigorous activity like a sport for 6 weeks after your treatment. You will probably have a compressive garment for support, which will be provided by Mr. Chana.


How do I proceed with post weight loss surgery?

A chance to explore your options. Mr. Chana will be able to advise you on the most appropriate form of surgery. In many instances, it can be considered that it is much more important than any other procedure in the future and that it can be more effective in the future.

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