Patients who lose a significant amount of weight following bariatric surgery are often left with loose, excessive skin. After working hard to achieve a goal weight, this excess skin can sag and droop around the body giving patients an unfavorable aesthetic appearance. It is for that reason that Dr. Matthew Malamet offers post-bariatric body contouring. Post-bariatric body contouring is a highly individualized procedure that can correct multiple areas of the body including the lower body, thighs, arms, breasts, and abdomen. Following significant weight loss, post-bariatric body contouring can correct the areas of the body that did not bounce back naturally and do not respond to proper diet and exercise.
The Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Procedure
Post-bariatric body contouring is not a single procedure but rather a combination of advanced procedures designed to specifically target areas of the body that may not have recovered following significant weight loss. Through a series of lifts and rejuvenation procedures, the body can be restored to a more youthful and firm appearance. Dr. Malamet will help to determine which procedures will deliver the best results given a patient’s individualized circumstances.
These procedures may include:
It is also important to note that patients should only have post-bariatric body contouring once they have reached an ideal weight. Choosing to have this procedure before reaching an ideal weight could cause new loose and sagging skin to form after the procedure is complete.
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: General
- Length of Procedure: 60 Minutes-5 Hours
- Length of Stay: Variable, but patients may require an overnight hospital stay
- Discomfort: Moderate swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Anticipate: Swelling and Bruising will persist for a few weeks, but daily activities can usually be resumed within a few days
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside
- Duration of Results: Lasting
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Results
Initial results for post-bariatric body contouring will be immediately visible, but the results will improve over time as the swelling and bruising subsides. Maintaining a proper exercise and diet regimen following the procedure will help to ensure long-lasting and amazing results. If excessive weight gain occurs following post-bariatric body contouring, drooping or sagging skin may return.
If you would like to learn more about post-bariatric body contouring and how it can restore a more youthful and firm body contour following significant weight loss, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.