Massive Weight Loss Surgery in Minneapolis

First of all, we congratulate and applaud all women and men who have chosen to lose a significant amount of weight. Massive weight loss is a huge achievement and a giant positive life-changing choice. However, depending on how much weight was lost and an individual’s skin type, skin on certain areas the body often fails to shrink back to a normal, healthy-looking appearance. Dr. Landis offers follow-up cosmetic surgery after weight loss for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. Post weight loss surgery, also called a body lift, removes excess hanging skin and lifts and tightens certain body parts such as the arms, breasts, flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs.

Patients who are considering skin removal surgery should be close to their goal weight. For many patients, body contouring after weight loss surgery can help complete their transformation to a slimmer and more beautiful figure.

If you’re frustrated by the rolls and bulges that remain after losing significant weight, contact Dr. Landis to schedule post weight loss surgery Minneapolis.

Post-Bariatric Minneapolis

If you are a patient in Minneapolis who has lost a lot of weight from dieting, exercise or bariatric surgery (gastric bypass surgery), then you are probably wondering how to get rid of the loose, stretched skin that’s left behind and achieve the slimmer look that you hoped for.

Excess skin must be surgically removed through a body lift or body contouring plastic surgery. Minneapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landis is experienced with removing excess skin and fat after weight loss to create a natural look. After body lift surgery, you will have slimmer contours, and clothes will fit better.

Post-bariatric skin removal surgery in Minnesota often targets multiple areas of the body. For example, patients may receive a tummy tuck to remove loose skin and tighten up the abdominal area. Female patients may benefit from breast lift surgery or breast implants, or even a mommy makeover to restore a more youthful breast shape and size. We customize treatment to each patient’s needs, focusing on the areas where you have laxity, looseness, and excess fat.

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What is Involved in a Body Lift?

Body lift is surgery performed to address excess loose and sagging skin and irregular contours of the:

  • Tummy or abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Buttocks that may be shaped unevenly
  • Thighs, including inner, outer, or posterior
  • Groin area that may sag into the inner thigh
  • Upper arms, including the armpit region

A surgical body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess skin is removed, and dimpled, irregular skin can be improved. Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. This procedure is a body contouring surgery.

While skin is removed, the overall goal is to improve the shape and boost comfort and confidence after massive weight loss. Dr. Landis uses skin removal, muscle tightening, liposuction, and other techniques to achieve the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Bariatric Skin Removal Surgery MN

Who is a Good Candidate for Body Lift Surgery?

A body lift is appropriate for people who are of stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame. For women who may be considering future pregnancies, it may be preferable to postpone abdominal body lift since pregnancy may diminish results. Body contouring surgery procedures may be performed on adults of any age who have realistic goals in mind for improvement of their body contour. Most patients considering massive weight loss surgery have lost a significant amount of weight.

How Much Does Loose Skin Removal Surgery Cost in Minneapolis ?

Body contouring surgery costs will depend on the extent of your procedure. Contact us for a consultation and we’ll provide a customized quote after examining you and discussing your treatment goals.

What kind of Scars will I Have after a Body Lift?

Although surgical body contouring does create scars, Minneapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landis takes care to place scars where they are inconspicuous, and if cared for correctly, the scars will fade with time. Most gastric bypass patients in Minneapolis find that scars are an acceptable tradeoff for tighter skin and better body shape. The best skin removal plastic surgeon Dr. Landis will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of plastic surgery following massive weight loss. There are a number of options to consider, including which plastic surgery procedures are needed to achieve your desired results.

Some liposuction is typically performed during post-bariatric surgery, in addition to procedures designed to lift and tighten sagging skin in select body areas. Dr. Landis will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best suits your needs to create the results that you want.

How Long After Weight Loss Should I Wait for Loose Skin Removal Surgery in Minneapolis?

We recommend scheduling your body contouring procedures after a stable and consistent weight has been achieved. It takes time to settle into new habits and see how your body’s shape will change. Waiting six months to a year after major weight loss is recommended.

How Painful Is Skin Removal Surgery?

During the procedure itself, you won’t feel any pain due to the combination of sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia administered. Half of patients will only need acetaminophen or ibuprofen to subdue any pain after surgery, and the other half may need prescription-strength pain-killers for about a week.

How Dangerous Is Skin Removal Surgery?

The risks of your procedure are best discussed with Dr. Landis. However, in general, more extensive operations have higher complication rates. The usual risks such as possible blood loss, hematoma (mass caused by accumulation of blood) or seroma formation, and infection vary depending on the procedure, and site of surgery.

How Much Weight Do You Lose With Skin Removal Surgery?

Although some fat is removed along with the extra skin, these are body-contouring procedures that typically result in no more than five to 10 pounds of weight loss.

When Should I Have Skin Removal Surgery?

Our skin naturally recoils or bounces back after massive weight loss. However, the amount of skin requiring removal will depend on the amount it has stretched. Typically, the more significant the stretch on the skin, the less likely the skin will shrink back completely. Thus, the more weight you lose, the more likely you will need plastic surgery.

Body Lift Minneapolis

Contact Minneapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Landis at (952) 562-5940 to schedule a consultation or for more information about body lift or body contouring after massive weight loss.

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