Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss

2012-04-04

ABDO

 

Significant weight loss or gastric bypass surgery can leave excess skin.  A circumferential body lift can eliminate this skin redundancy and improve contours in the abdomen, buttock, thighs and back.  The surgery involves removal of the excess skin rolls to leave an area smoother and flatter.

A body lift is performed under general anesthesia and involves rather lengthy scars to address all areas adequately.  Skin removal from the abdomen will tighten and flatten this area.  By positioning the patient from side to side, additional skin removal from the sides and back will lift the outer thighs and buttock and eliminate back rolls.  Depending on the length and extent of the surgery, your surgeon may recommend one or two nights of overnight recovery in a hospital or nursing care facility.  Many patients who undergo a body lift procedure will elect to undergo arm, thigh and breast lifts as well to more specifically address those areas.