In recent years we have seen the advent of surgery for treatment of what is known as “morbid obesity”. In our abundant society this condition results in many physical and psychological problems. It is well known that excessive obesity results in a shortened life-span, as well as conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes, cancer, and low self esteem. After successful weight loss, patients often feel that they have exchanged one problem for another.
This is where post bariatric contouring comes in.
Since the surgery depends on the areas worst affected by the massive weight loss, the consideration of which procedure to have performed depends on where the problem or problems lie. The surgeries recommended are described in this section of body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, arm lift, and thigh lift.
Often a surgery known as as a “belt lipectomy” is recommended. This, essentially, is an abdominoplasty that extend all the way around the body like a “belt”.
Anesthesia is general and the time for the surgery or surgeries is highly variable depending on the size of the patient and the extent of the intervention. Also the patient has to be at a stable weight and be in good physical shape. An in person consultation with the surgeon is essential.