If you are one of the many people who have undergone bariatric or weight loss surgery, and have lost a considerable amount of weight, chances are you look great and feel better about yourself…but more importantly, you are healthier.
The decision to have bariatric surgery can be life-changing. But loose, hanging skin, a daily reminder of your former self, may be one of the not-so-positive changes accompanying your weight loss. Excess skin following surgery, is a concern for many patients and may affect their hygiene, comfort and self-confidence.
- You may be concerned with your belly and the creation of an overhanging apron of skin, called a “pannus,” which folds on the front of your abdomen. In addition to preventing your clothes from fitting well, a pannus can cause skin irritation and interfere with your exercise routine and normal daily activities.
- Your skin’s elasticity affects how your body will look following weight loss surgery. The skin in regions of the body that are most stretched from weight gain tend to be less elastic.
Remember: Consider body contouring plastic surgery when you are as close to your goal weight as possible and your weight has been stable for at least three months. This will help ensure optimal results from your cosmetic surgery procedure.
Dr. Guarnieri specializes in body contouring cosmetic procedures following bariatric surgery, such as:
- Neck Lift
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure following bariatric surgery, consider the following:
- What are your goals and expectations? Are they realistic?
- What parts of your body bother you the most? Do they bother you enough to undergo major surgery?
- Is your weight stable?
- Do you participate in an exercise program?
- Is your general health good?
Call our Williamsburg office at (757) 345-2275 for a consultation with Dr. Guarnieri to discuss the many cosmetic surgery and body contouring options available to you.