When men and women have experienced massive weight loss, they may not be ready to show off their new body quite yet. Excessive weight loss in a short period of time can result in the development of sagging, excess skin throughout the torso and on the legs. This can be incredibly unsightly and can make patients feel extremely self-conscious about their body’s appearance. At this point, Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery may encourage patients to consider the benefits of post-bariatric body contouring.
What is post-bariatric body contouring?
With post-bariatric body contouring, a surgical professional will be able to remove excess skin from various parts of the body to help in tightening and toning one’s appearance following extreme weight loss. The doctor may treat underlying tissues and remove fat deposits in these areas as well to give patients a smoother body contour and a more acceptable appearance. While surgery can often leave behind scarring, our team will evaluate the areas needing treatment and determine the best places for incisions to reduce or disguise scarring that may inevitably occur following surgery.
What procedures may be incorporated into post-bariatric body contouring?
There are several procedures that may be done throughout the body to address excess skin caused by weight loss. These may include:
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Lower body lift
- Tummy tuck
- Medial thigh lift
Who is a candidate for post-bariatric body contouring?
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before Dr. Samuel Lin can determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure. In most cases, a post-bariatric body contouring candidate would:
- Be an adult who is in good health
- Be within their ideal weight and has experienced weight stabilization
- Be a nonsmoker
- Have a realistic expectation as to what can be achieved with this procedure
- Be an individual who is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise
Are you interested in post-bariatric body contouring?
Contact the team at Boston Plastic Surgery today to learn about your body contouring options following extreme weight loss. Dr. Samuel Lin and his team can be reached at (617) 632-7827 for an appointment. The practice is conveniently located at 110 Francis Street, Suite 5A in Boston, Massachusetts.