Bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery are surging in popularity. With massive weight loss in a short time, skin often does not shrink well. Body contouring plastic surgery can help deal with this extra skin and give such individuals a new image after losing weight.
Body contouring after massive weight loss typically involves multiple procedures. These procedures can include: breast augmentation, breast lift, male breast reduction, tummy tuck, forehead lift, facelift.
As each patient will have a unique set of needs, patients seeking body contouring after massive weight loss will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Bootstaylor. In the consultation options, likely results, risks and recovery will be thoroughly discussed.
Your recovery will depend entirely on the nature of your selected surgeries. As body contouring incorporates multiple procedures, recovery is likely to progress over a longer period of time.
As with any surgery, risk is involved. Risks include bleeding, infection, excessive fluid loss leading to shock, fluid accumulation, injury to the skin, baggy or rippled skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, blood clots, fat embolism and organ perforation. Major complications are rare.