Think of losing a massive amount of weight like a balloon that has been slowly deflated. It becomes saggy, loose, and misshapen. That's what happens to skin when it has been stretched by obesity and then massive amounts of weight are lost. The skin hangs. Breasts become flat. Chins and faces sag. The skin under the arms is flabby. Pockets of skin droop around thighs and buttocks.
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16 year-old female who underwent gastric bypass and lost approximately 150 pounds dipleased with abdominal overhang and wishes to improve the contour and appearance of the abdomen.
This woman lost over 125 pounds and had excess skin of her abdomen and loss of breast volume. Note the abdominal roll which she has pulled the underware over. An abdominoplasty flattened the abdomen, while the breasts were reshaped with implants and a lift.
This is a 33 year old lady who lost over 130 pounds through bypass surgery. She has a vertical scar in the midline where the surgeons gained access for the bypass. Notice too that the patient has a transverse scar on her right upper abdomen. This was a previous scar from a gallbladder surgery. With a case like this, it is necessary to see where the goals are for the patient. Obviously, she wants to be able to get rid of as much skin and fat as possible. She also could use an asymmetric breast lift but she decided to only do the abdominal surgery. If this patient has ONLY the transverse incision approach to the tummy tuck (Please see the liposuction and tummy tuck category to see many differ...
Body contouring after major weight loss usually involves multiple procedures to achieve the desired improved appearance. Whether you've lost weight on your own or through gastric bypass, the Albany plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group can recommend a customized set of procedures, which will often include one or more of the following:
Your plastic surgeon will discuss these procedures with you during your consultation. Be aware that your new look won't happen overnight. You will likely have several procedures over a period of time. These procedures can often be combined to limit the number of surgeries that you may need. It may even be over the course of a year or two. But, eventually, you will have accomplished what is really the final stage of major weight loss - a more attractive and more toned, new, thinner you!
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The number of body contouring procedures you have after major weight loss will depend on your personal goals. Your plastic surgeon will recommend what procedures he or she feels will be the most beneficial for you during your consultation.
With virtually all types of cosmetic surgery there is scarring. In most cases, however, your plastic surgeon can minimize the visibility of these scars through careful incision placement. Over time, scars will fade and become far less noticeable.
In most instances insurance does not cover these procedures. However, it is always wise to consult with your insurance provider to determine if coverage may be available. Also, discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.
Generally, your new look will be permanent. It's important to maintain your new weight, exercise, and lead a healthy lifestyle to realize the best results of your body contouring procedures.