Gastric bypass surgery can offer individuals a new lease on life, allowing them to shed unwanted pounds that have plagued them for years. For most people, however, the cosmetic transformation process does not stop there. Instead, they enter the “body contouring” phase, which can help their bodies look their best following a significant weight loss.
More commonly known as a breast lift operation, a mastopexy can reshape breast tissue after significant fat loss. This tissue restructuring can oftentimes be performed in lieu of breast augmentation in women. For men, this procedure can remove unwanted sagging skin.
Abdomnioplasty, or a tummy tuck, removes problem skin folds in the abdominal region that can cause infection, rash and other skin issues that may develop after a weight loss. Liposuction is sometimes included as well to remove pockets of stubborn fat that won’t go away after months of exercising and dieting post surgery.
Skin folds can develop on the inner thighs after weight loss due to gastric bypass surgery. During a thigh lift, an incision will be created along the legs and lower buttocks that lifts this skin, smoothing out any wrinkles.
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is just like a thigh lift except it targets the excess folds on the arms that can develop after weight-loss surgery.
Many people may not realize it, but the face can also lose some of its “plumpness” following a weight loss. This can make existing lines and wrinkles more pronounced. A face or neck lift can smooth out these problem areas.
Body contouring can help gastric bypass patients look and feel their best. If you’re a gastric bypass patient who is interested in body contouring, you should contact your local plastic surgeon today and learn your options.