Massive weight loss after bariatric procedures is characterized from dramatic sagging of skin and fat that can only be treated with specialized surgical techniques.
Weight loss affects areas of the body such as the face, the upper and lower limbs, the thighs, the abdomen and the breast. Cosmetic surgical treatment is indicated only when you have reached your desire weight and had been stable for several months.
The procedures are done in stages where different areas of the upper body (arms, breasts) and lower body (abdomen, buttocks, thighs) are combined to achieve a balanced result. In a later stage minor refinements may be necessary for perfecting the outcomes.
Body contour is under general anesthesia and a few days inpatient follow-up might be necessary.
Recovery depends on the extend of the procedure. Light activities may commence from the 1st post-op day and a more normal activity may take 2-3 weeks. The use of compression garments is recommended after your surgery since it helps reduce fluid retention and accelerate recovery.
Results can be long-term although changes in body weight and/or pregnancy can alter your appearance.