Surgery after Weight Loss
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 on an individual’s skin type, skin on certain areas the body often fails to shrink back to a normal healthy looking. Dr. Landis offers follow-up cosmetic surgery after weight loss surgery for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. This surgery to remove excess hanging skin, as well as lifts and tightens certain body parts such as the arms, breasts, flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs. Patients who are considering the surgery should have their weight loss stabilized and 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 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 a slimmer profile and clothes will fit better.
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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.
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 lift procedures may be performed on adults of any age who have realistic goals in mind for improvement of their body contour.
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.
Minneapolis 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 hope for.
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