Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know

Those unexperienced with weight loss assume that once the pounds are gone, the journey is complete. Anyone that has lost a substantial amount of weight will tell you that losing the weight is only part of the battle. After massive weight loss stretched out skin remains causing many people embarrassment and distorting the body’s shape. Post bariatric cosmetic surgery can remove this excess skin and help you finish your transformation. Losing weight is a lot of work and post bariatric surgery can help you enjoy your hard earned results.

Why Should You Consider Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss?

There are many reasons to consider body contouring after massive weight loss. One of the primary reasons is your self-esteem. Many people that have undergone weight loss struggle with feelings of insecurity in relation to their excess skin. Body contouring can help you to love your body again.

Self- esteem isn’t the only perk from body contouring. Many patients find that their clothing fits much better after surgery and that the surgery allows them to wear more fitted clothing that they would be able to otherwise. Additionally excess skin can be uncomfortable and cause chaffing, rashes, and even infections.

Am I Ready?

Are you ready for post bariatric body contouring? If you’ve lost massive amounts of weight, you might be a good candidate. Here are some other factors to consider:

  • Timing– Generally it is best to wait a few months after weight loss before getting surgery. This will help your weight to stabilize and gives your skin time to shrink as much as possible.
  • Amount Lost–  This procedure is best completed when you’ve lost the majority of the weight you plan to lose.
  • Clearance from Your Doctor– For the best possible results, both for your body and your health, it is a good idea to get clearance from your doctor before considering post bariatric surgery. You should be in good health without any chronic conditions that may interfere with healing.
  • Realistic Expectations– Body contouring can transform your body, but it is important to set realistic expectations. Skin that has been stretched will never return to the same condition as skin that has not. Talk with your surgeon before surgery about what you can expect from the procedure.

If you’ve lost large amounts of weight, give us a call at 540-371-7730 and ask about post bariatric body contouring. Losing weight is only half of your weight loss transformation. You’ve lost the weight, let us help you with the rest.