Sometimes weight loss is not enough. I see many patients who have lost hundreds of pounds, who still are not happy with their shape. If you were overweight, and lost 100 pounds, you should be very proud of yourself. It is not easily done. Whether accomplished with diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, it takes a lot of effort to change one’s lifestyle dramatically. Most patients are very happy with the weight loss. Often, however, more improvement is desired.
Where Did All This skin Come From?
After weight loss, the problem is no longer excess fat, but Excess Skin. Rolls of skin that bind at the waist. Redundant skin that drapes on the inner thighs. Flaps of skin that keep moving after the arms stop waving. Loose skin that can no longer support the breasts or keep them on the chest.
The skin is an amazing organ. It is our greatest barrier to the outside world. It keeps us warm. It cools us down. It protects us from the elements and infection. When we gain weight, it grows, and continues to protect us. When we lose weight, it can shrink too, but there are limits. With weight gain, the skin can be stretched so far that it cannot shrink back to its original size.
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery can help. As a member of The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, I am able to assist my patients in their transition to a happier, healthier lifestyle. By removing excess skin, an tailoring what remains, I can help complete the transformation in ways that weight loss alone cannot.
Below is part two of a discussion about post weight loss plastic surgery that originally aired on KRON4‘s Body Beautiful.
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Video
This segment shows before and after pictures for Liposuction, Mini Tummy Tuck and Tummy Tuck. While most Tummy Tucks have only a horizontal scar that runs below the bikini line, I have also included a Fleur-de-Leis Tummy Tuck. This type of Tummy Tuck is most often used after massive weight loss. A Fleur-de-Leis Tummy Tuck has a vertical incision in the midline in addition to the lower incision, which is used to further reduce the excess skin left after massive weight loss.
Please note, the 800 number appearing on the video is only for the live show. For more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment, please call me at (925) 943-6353, or contact me via the form on the lower left side of this web page.
FAQ Answered By This Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Video
This Body Beautiful segment includes:
- Before and after pictures of:
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Tummy Tuck
- Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck (with a vertical scar)
- Rejuvenation and tightening of the abdominal wall.
- The indictions for post-bariatric surgery.
- Scar treatment for keloid, hypertrophic and healing scars.
Post-Bariatric Surgery (Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss) Links:
Post Bariatric Surgery San Francisco – Part 1 of 4
Post Bariatric Surgery San Francisco – Part 2 of 4 (You are here.)
Post Bariatric Surgery San Francisco – Part 3 of 4
Post Bariatric Surgery San Francisco – Part 4 of 4