Achieving weight loss through bariatric procedures or through diet and exercise is a big accomplishment, especially when patients lose a substantial amount of weight during this time. However, it can leave behind sagging skin that leaves patients discouraged. Instead of showing off their weight loss, they may hide their body because of the insecurities that this sagging skin can cause. With the help of a qualified cosmetic surgeon, patients can have excess skin removed to tighten, tone, and contour their body following significant weight loss. This is called post-bariatric surgery.

What Is post-bariatric or weight loss Surgery? 

The goal of these procedures is to remove excess skin that remains following substantial weight loss. This eliminates skin that may hang over revealing clothing, or may be noticeable when patients wear shorts, skirts, or vest tops.

What types of body contouring procedures are performed? 

Each patient is evaluated to determine what the best procedures are for each individual. In most cases, patients may integrate any of the below treatments into their body contouring surgical plan:

  • Thigh lift
  • Breast lift
  • Upper arm lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Gynaecomastia

Additionally, if patients are looking at having a breast lift, they may also integrate the placement of implants at the same time. It is not uncommon for women to combine a breast lift and breast augmentation during their procedure.

Which procedures are right for me?

Anna Raurell evaluates patients and listens to their unique concerns to determine which procedures are right for their needs. Not everyone has sagging skin in the same areas, especially depending on how long they experienced obesity which can affect skin laxity and its ability to bounce back after weight loss. Therefore each patient journey will be different.

To find out more about post-bariatric procedures offered by Anna Raurell please book your consultation here.