Achieving significant weight loss—whether with bariatric surgery or with traditional diet and exercise—can be an important and momentous step toward a healthier and happier life. With that in mind, there are some physical after-effects of significant weight loss that cannot be reversed with diet and exercise alone. Many of our patients at New York Plastic Surgical Group struggle with lingering cosmetic concerns, such as extra skin folds or isolated pockets of fat. In addition, excess skin can lead to irritation, infection, or other hygiene problems. To help individuals take the next step toward achieving their goals of a more fit and contoured appearance, our plastic surgeons offer a number of body contouring and plastic surgery procedures that can eliminate these common after-effects.
To learn more about post-weight loss cosmetic enhancement, or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at NYPSG, please contact our office today.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery Options
Bariatric surgery procedures and other weight loss methods can often leave patients with excess skin and remaining fat deposits. Each post-weight loss procedure at NYPSG is custom-designed to address areas of the body that could benefit from tightening and contouring. To accomplish this body rejuvenation, our plastic surgeons use a variety of techniques that can either be performed on their own or in combination with one another. During the consultation process, you will discuss your individual concerns with our doctor, undergo a physical examination, and develop a personalized treatment plan that can meet your needs. In addition, our plastic surgeons offer phased surgery treatments that can be performed in stages depending upon your individual circumstances.
Common post-weight loss options include:
Lower body lift (Torso lift)
Upper body lift
In addition to these common surgical approaches, there are a variety of procedures that can be used to target specialized areas of the body for a more comprehensive rejuvenation. These procedures may include liposuction, tummy tuck, thigh lift, buttock lift, or breast augmentation.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery Recovery and Results
Depending upon the procedures that make up your custom-tailored treatment plan, the nature of your recovery will vary. As with any major surgery, you should expect some swelling and bruising the first couple of weeks after surgery. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be handled with oral pain medication. If you opt to combine both an upper and lower body lift, your body may take up to two months to fully heal. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided during this time. Scarring, particularly with an upper body lift, will be visible at first though should fade gradually over time. In addition, our plastic surgeons at NYPSG use their skill and experience to help minimize scarring and place the incisions in easily concealable areas whenever possible. In some cases, our doctors will recommend you wear a compression garment in the weeks following your surgery to aid in the healing process. The exact details of your recovery will be carefully reviewed during your initial one-on-one consultation with your surgeon.
Keeping a healthy diet and partaking in regular exercise are an important part of maintaining your results. After your post-weight loss surgery, you can enjoy a firmer appearance and a boost in confidence in reward for your hard work.
If you would like more information on post-weight loss body contouring surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group today.