Following weight loss (Post pregnancy/ post weight loss programme), patients generally have skin redundancy on the trunk, buttocks, breast, upper arms, thighs and face. This condition motivates many patients to consult a plastic surgeon to address these problems. Thus, plastic surgery has become an integral part of the surgical treatment of the morbidly obese. The aim of post-bariatric plastic surgery is to restore a normal body image of the patient with as few surgeries as possible and with a tolerable risk.
Losing a large amount of weight (50 Kg or more) as a result of weight loss surgery or through diet and exercise is a major accomplishment. Your health, outlook on life, and appearance will all benefit.
However, many people who have achieved great weight loss can be left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, and face. Skin can sag and lose elasticity as a result of being stretched for a long period of time. After a big weight loss, the skin often fails to shrink back to its former size and shape. Multiple procedures are required to tighten these extra sagging skin folds.
Following procedures can be performed individually or as combinations –
- Breast procedure (reduction +/- mastopexy)
- Lower body lift – Thigh lift, Buttock lift
- Brachioplasty (Arm lift)
- Debulking Liposuction
- Face and neck lift