Body Contouring

POST WEIGHT LOSS

Whether you have recently undergone bariatric surgery or lost a large amount of weight on your own, congratulations on taking the first step in the fight against obesity. Individuals who have lost large amounts of weight through traditional methods of diet and exercise, and those who have undergone bariatric weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, can often experience drooping, excess skin folds, and pockets of fat in many areas of the body. Post-weight loss or post-bariatric surgery involves procedures designed to address and eliminate these areas of excess skin and fat for a slimmer overall appearance. I can can help you attain that tighter, fitter-looking physique to match the way they feel inside with cosmetic enhancement procedures to further enhance and support the lifestyle changes that originally helped you lose the weight.

BODY LIFT PROCEDURES

LOWER BODY LIFT

A lower body lift involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the midsection, which can include any combination of the following areas: buttocks, hips, love handles, abdomen, and thighs. An incision is made around the belt-line and across the lower part of the stomach, down to the inner thighs. I will then remove any excess fat, and tighten the remaining skin for a smoother, more toned appearance.

ARM LIFT

Also known as a brachioplasty, the arm lift procedure involves an incision made from the armpit to the elbow, allowing me to remove any excess fat and loose skin. The remaining skin is then re-draped for a tighter appearance, while residual scarring from the incision remains discreet and should fade over time, providing a slimmer overall aesthetic.

THIGH LIFT

A thigh lift eliminates extra fat while tightening the skin around the thighs and hips. Small incisions in the thighs will be made, allowing us to remove the excess fat and tissue and resculpt the area for a tighter, toned appearance.

The time and amount of surgery required for post-bariatric and post-weight loss surgery will determine the overall extent of the procedures.

POST-WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RECOVERY

Recovery from post-weight loss surgery will depend on the type and extent of the procedures performed. Full recovery from lower and upper body lifts may take up to two months for the body to completely heal. And while scarring from these procedures is often inevitable, the appearance of scars typically fades over time. Dr. Kote also work to minimize scarring throughout the entire process by placing incisions in areas that will carry the least amount of aesthetic impact on the body. Compression garments and scar reduction products can also help reduce noticeable signs of scarring following weight loss surgery.

To further discuss your post-weight loss surgery goals, please contact us today.