Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
Significant weight loss from bariatric surgery can lead to loose skin. These hanging skin folds can be uncomfortable and affect body image.
Non-invasive contouring systems can target excess skin and help you achieve natural-looking results.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent can discuss your non-surgical body contouring options at his bariatric surgery center in Houston, TX.
About the Procedure What Is Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?
Post-bariatric body contouring refers to various procedures performed on bariatric surgery patients who have a significant amount of excess skin following weight loss. This process is sometimes referred to as a body lift.
Is Excess Skin Common After Weight Loss?
Sagging skin is natural after massive weight loss. The skin is stretched out from weight gain, and it cannot fully shrink to conform to a person's significantly slimmer frame.
The only way to get rid of this stretched and drooping skin is through body contouring surgery and certain non-surgical procedures.
Post-Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
Different surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures constitute a full body lift. These procedures may include:
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Thigh lift (thighplasty)
- Arm lift (brachioplasty)
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Neck lift and lower facelift
- Laser skin tightening
Reasons for Post-Weight Loss Procedures
There are many reasons to consider post-weight loss body contouring. We can use a non-surgical body contouring system to get you the results you desire or fine-tune a body contouring surgery.
Minimize Excess Skin
If you were obese or morbidly obese before bariatric surgery, there will be a lot of excess skin following massive weight loss. A body lift can help you reduce the hanging skin in different parts of the body.
Friction between skin folds can lead to rashes and irritation, which can be especially bad in warm or humid weather. You can improve your comfort and quality of life by undergoing a body lift after massive weight loss.
Many people experience self-consciousness about their excess skin. A body lift can boost your self-image and help complete your major weight loss journey.
Contact Our Practice
Discuss Body Lift Options with Our Team
Plastic surgery after weight loss may be just what you need to complete your health journey, but a non-surgical body procedure could also be enough to provide the results you desire. Minimizing loose skin and enhancing the contours of your frame can improve self-confidence, comfort, and your overall sense of well-being.
Dr. St. Laurent and his team can review your body contouring options and help you understand the benefits of treatment and the recovery process.
The entire team at Northwest Endosurgical is proud to help people in the Greater Houston area with their weight loss journeys.
To learn more about body lift procedures and how they can help you after major weight loss, contact our office in Houston.
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Which Body Contouring
Procedures Are Right for Me?
Body contouring can combine plastic surgery with non-surgical skin tightening and smoothing procedures. Your post-bariatric body lift process will be customized to your needs.
Laser and RF Treatments
In addition to skin removal surgery, bariatric surgery patients can undergo non-surgical procedures to address concerns like loose skin and stretch marks. These are great finishing touches to enhance a person's appearance following significant weight loss and may be all that you need to secure the figure of your dreams.
Northwest Endosurgical offers both laser therapy and radiofrequency (RF) technology to target problem areas after weight loss.
The Icon™ Laser is designed to smooth away wrinkles, treat spider veins, eliminate uneven pigmentation, and correct stretch marks. Bipolar RF energy is a minimally invasive approach to body contouring that helps remove stubborn deposits of fat that remain even after major weight loss.
Supporting Your Journey More Houston Weight Loss Patients Share Their Experiences
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