Post-Weight Loss Surgery
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What are the surgical options for post-weight loss patients?
Body contouring procedures can be used to remove, tighten and reshape droopy skin and stubborn fat pockets following significant weight loss. Surgery is usually performed in stages over time as body contouring requires more than one surgical procedure to achieve optimal results.
Who is an ideal candidate for Body Contouring Surgery?
Body contouring surgery is a fundamental part of rehabilitation after substantial weight loss in treating the after-effects of weight loss, including loose, excess folds of skin and fat deposits in order to rejuvenate skin tone and elasticity.
How is this type of surgery performed?
The patient’s requirements and surgical goals influence the treatment choice. Plastic surgeons can apply a wide range of techniques on different areas of the body, such as liposuction, fat transfer, tummy tuck surgery and arm lift surgery. The treatment plan is tailored to suit the individual needs of the patient, and the procedures are performed in stages. It is not vitally important the order in which these procedures are carried out; one exception to this is thigh lift surgery which must be performed after abdominoplasty.
There can be various complications with this type of extensive surgery as formerly-obese patients suffer from poor blood circulation. The extent of the risk depends on the procedure undertaken and so varies accordingly.