Whether you’ve lost extensive weight due to diet and exercise, congratulations! Losing weight is vital to ensure patients are within their ideal weight range and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight often deal with excess skin on various areas of the body. This excess skin can not only make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance when wearing more revealing clothing, it can cause irritation, rashes, and other concerns where skin hangs on the stomach, thighs, or other parts of the body. To achieve a firmer body after weight loss, post-bariatric surgery can help!
What is post-bariatric surgery?
Post-bariatric surgery, also referred to as post-weight loss surgery, is a way of improving body contours and addressing excess skin that remains following significant changes in weight. Losing weight is an exciting accomplishment, but because of excess skin left behind, many patients are concerned about wearing revealing clothing. During post-bariatric surgery, patients will have certain areas of the body improved with skin removal. More typical areas that require attention include the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.
Who is the right candidate for post-bariatric surgery?
First and foremost, patients considering any surgical treatment should be in good overall health and wellness. The best candidates are those who have a clear health and medical history available for the doctor to review. Patients should be within their ideal weight range, maintain stable weight, and should not have medical conditions that can keep them from having the procedure performed. During the assessment, the doctor will evaluate the patient’s skin laxity, current muscle tone, and existing contours to make recommendations regarding the best way to achieve the desired results. Patients can also take this time to look at before and after photos of patients who have had the procedure performed in the past to get an idea of the expectations and results that are achieved with this surgery.
Call Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston, MA today to learn more about post-bariatric surgery
At Boston Plastic Surgery, patients in the area can achieve excess skin removal and improve their self-confidence after significant weight loss. Call the office at (617) 632-7827 to book a consultation appointment at 110 Francis Street, Suite 5A.