Surgery After Weight Loss
Women and men who have lost a significant amount of weight through surgery or other means often require the help of a plastic surgeon in Sacramento. Weight loss is a tremendous accomplishment, but it often leaves the skin stretched out and sagging on your new smaller body. With a body lift procedure, we can help post-bariatric patients complete their transformations by removing excess skin and creating taut, smooth body contours. Depending on the individual, we can perform a lower, mid, or upper body lift, as well as individual procedures for subtler improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Clark, the two of you will determine the proper course of treatment for your individual needs.
Dr. Clark takes the time to get to know you and understand your lifestyle and your needs. She is committed to helping you achieve results you’ll love from your surgery after weight loss. Contact us for more information about Dr. Clark or the procedures she offers.
Is Surgery after Weight Loss for You?
A body lift procedure is a combination of several contouring procedures to help improve areas of residual fat, skin and bulk that distort the body after weight loss surgery in Sacramento. While a body lift can provide beautiful results for the entire body, other surgical procedures are available for minor aesthetic improvements following bariatric surgery. The following procedures are generally performed for post-weight loss patients:
During your consultation with Dr. Clark, she will discuss your surgical options, and help determine which procedures can help you achieve your goals. By combining various procedures, you can achieve smooth body contours that complement your results from bariatric surgery in Sacramento.
Surgery after Weight Loss Explained
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Clark will decide which procedures may yield optimal results. Most of the time, Dr. Clark performs a few surgical procedures at a time for her body lift patients. Many patients choose to combine procedures for a body lift, which includes removing excess skin and tissue from the upper thighs, midsection and flanks. Some wish to re-contour the breasts with breast enhancement surgery. Also, facial surgery is sometimes considered to help contour the neck and jowl area.
The length of surgery will vary, depending on which procedures are performed, but some may stage their surgeries as soon as three weeks apart.
Recovery and Results
Once your surgery after weight loss is complete, in general, the treated areas are wrapped with a compression or support garment to help the skin heal to the new shape. Due to the combination and extent of procedures performed, returning to normal activities may take about 2 to 3 weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Clark will go over what to expect during recovery, and provide more specific instructions.