When a person is morbidly obese, his or her skin naturally stretches to accommodate the extra fat. When skin is stretched to its extreme in this manner, it becomes damaged. Overstretched skin loses its elasticity, which is what allows it to maintain its tone and tightness. Thus, when a person loses a massive amount of weight, the damaged skin does not conform to the new shape of the person’s body. This can result in significant amounts of sagging skin after weight loss. In addition to cosmetic problems, folds of sagging skin can be a health issue, causing rashes and infections to develop. Nothing can restore the skin’s elasticity, so, in order to tighten sagging skin after weight loss, post-bariatric body contouring surgery will likely be necessary.
Post-bariatric body contouring includes “body lift surgery,” an effective surgical process used to tighten skin after weight loss. Excess skin is removed, and what remains is lifted and tightened to better fit the patient’s new body. This usually takes place over the course of several visits to our surgical facility, as your surgeon addresses each area of your body that has excess sagging skin.
Post-bariatric body contouring is not a single procedure, but rather a collection of procedures, such as arm lift, thigh lift, neck lift, lower body lift, and abdominoplasty. Each of these is used to tighten skin after weight loss in a specific area of the body.
The safety, effectiveness, and results of post-bariatric body contouring have been proven again and again. The ever-increasing popularity of gastric bypass and lap band surgery as a treatment for morbid obesity means that more and more people are in need of surgery to tighten skin after weight loss. We are happy to provide patients with the most natural-looking, state-of-the-art surgical procedures to tighten skin after weight loss. Our surgeons are experts in body sculpting after gastric bypass and lap band surgery, and perform procedures such as neck or face lifting, body lifting, thigh lifting, arm lifting, tummy tucks and breast lifts.
The world-renowned body-sculpting experts at The Plastic Surgery Center have been recognized extensively in the media for their masterful work, transforming the bodies of patients following gastric bypass or lap band surgery. From its inception, body restoration after massive weight loss has been performed and innovated by the plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Center, allowing patients to lead a more satisfying life.