Excessive weight can cause diabetes, high blood pressure, increased serum cholesterol and other health problems. For mild cases, diet and exercise are often effective treatment. For more severe cases weight loss surgery, Bariatric Surgery, may be recommended.
Bariatric Surgery has been proven successful for weight reduction, although proper diet and exercise are still required. Patients can lose tens to hundreds of pounds. Despite the fat is loss, excess skin often remains. Since it is uncommon for the skin to shrink sufficiently to the new body contours, patients often still feel uncomfortable with their appearance. Often, Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery is requested to remove the excess skin.
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Before And Afters
Tummy Tuck Before and Afters
This post has several examples of Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery. The Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Before And After Pictures above show what an extended Tummy Tuck can do. Tummy Tucks after massive weight loss are similar to abdominoplasty after pregnancy, but often need to be extended. The ultimate extended tummy tuck goes all the way around the trunk and is called a lower body lift
Arm Lift Before and Afters
Arm Lifts are another common Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery. It is especially helpful in cases with redundant upper arm skin that makes it uncomfortable or impossible to wear normal sleeves.
Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Before and Afters
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery can help restore the breasts after childbirth and weight loss. The combination is particularly helpful after massive weight loss. A Breast Implant can restore volume, while a breast lift corrects sagging. When combined, the procedure is called Mastopexy Augmentation.
Breast Reduction for Men
Breast reduction for Men, also known as Gynecomastia Reduction usually involves removing fat and glandular tissue from behind the nipple. After massive weight loss, however, excess chest skin is very common and leads to sagging of the breasts. In the Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures below, simply removing the excess tissue from the breasts would leave the chest skin empty and saggy.
Gynecomastia Reduction Before and After Pictures
Skin removal for Breast Reduction is almost always needed for women, but rarely required for men. When it is necessary, it is almost always in association with massive weight loss like that seen after Bariatric Surgery. In the case above, the excess skin was removed via incisions placed in the fold under the breasts. If the nipples are below the fold, repositioning the nipples higher onto the chest is recommended for optimal results.
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Consultations
If you have had Bariatric Surgery or have lost a lot of weight and are bothered by the excess skin that remains, consider a consultation for Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule a private consultation appointment. As a member of the American Society of Post Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, it is an area of Plastic Surgery in which I have experience and interest.Previous Post Next Post