Men and women from Boston, MA who have had bariatric procedures performed will often experience unique consequences when it comes to the appearance of the skin and body. Dr. Samuel Lin understands these concerns and provides surgical solutions. Post-bariatric body contouring solutions are readily available and can be used to remove excess skin that can become problematic for many individuals. One of the most recommended options is that of the belt lipectomy, or “body lift.”
What is a body lift?
A body lift is a specialized plastic surgery procedure that is used to address sagging skin that often occurs after substantial weight loss has occurred. This loose skin is reduced to provide a more toned and tightened appearance. Patients who have lost excessive amount of weight often deal with the “deflated” appearance of the skin and body that impacts many areas, including the face, breasts, abdomen, thighs, and arms.
What causes the excess skin, and what problems can it cause?
Because of the pace at which weight is lost following bariatric procedures, stretched skin will become extremely noticeable. This skin may cause overhanging panniculus, which is an apron of skin that develops in the abdominal area and can cover the pubis and groin. Skin may also droop from other areas of the body and can rub together, causing irritation and discomfort. Excess sagging skin can also keep patients from being able to properly exercise or participate in many activities. By removing the excess skin during a body lift, patients will have a renewed confidence and will be able to enjoy their weight loss results.
Learn more about post-bariatric body contouring surgeries for patients in Boston, MA
Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery is a medical professional who has helped many men and women feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin after losing excessive amounts of weight after bariatric procedures. If you are ready to address excess skin following weight loss, contact Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston, MA today by calling (617) 632-7827. Our front office team can help patients schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about this and other post-bariatric services.