Congratulations! You have taken a huge step to become even more beautiful and fall in love with yourself all over again. Weight loss surgery is behind you. But sometimes, it’s a beginning of a journey, not a one-time event. Fortunately, you are not alone in this battle. We know how to help you not only lose weight, but also keep it at the optimal level for your body.
Isn’t it amazing to see the results in the mirror? However, like any other procedure, weight loss surgery can affect the rest of your body in different ways. Consequences can include sagging skin and folds or simply imperfections that require a follow up. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but in cases it does occur, we are prepared to help you continue the journey to perfection.
Surgery After Weight Loss: Is It For Me?
Post-weight loss surgery is aimed at improving the appearance of patients after losing lots of weight. The main goal of surgery is to remove excess skin. Usually, such drooping skin after weight loss occurs in the neck area, face, arms, shoulders, buttocks, breast, abdomen, and hips. And you should not put up with it when there is a reliable solution.
Surgical body contouring after losing weight improves the shape of the underlying supporting tissue. What does it mean? At the very least, that no one will even guess that you were overweight. In the best scenario, you will get the body you’ve always dreamed about. The result is a more aesthetic appearance with smoother, more beautiful contours.
What Post-Weight Loss Surgery Options Do I Have?
As we often say, cosmetic procedures approach is always on case by case basis, so we tailor our post-weight loss surgery procedures to the individual needs of each patient. You may only have one area of your body that needs improvement, or you may need changes to your upper and/or lower body. We provide details of what to expect from your post-weight loss surgery during a consultation.
Post-weight loss surgery options can include:
- Arm lift – corrects sagging upper arms.
- Facelift – corrects sagging of the face and neck.
- Breast surgery – corrects flattened breasts or allows to achieve the desired size and shape.
- Thigh lift – corrects inner thighs.
- Tummy tuck – removes excess skin in the abdomen area.
- and other options.
Sometimes post-weight loss surgery procedures are performed in several stages, which depends on the amount of intervention required; procedures are performed overtime, with several weeks to several months between the operations.
You May Think It Takes a Long Time…
While it may seem that cosmetic procedures for weight loss take a long time, don’t forget that this is not just a procedure, it’s a major change to your appearance and your life.
And oftentimes, it’s a life-changing necessity! Exercise and diets can help maintain the result of losing weight overtime but they will not eliminate excess skin and will not create a perfect waistline.
“It was very difficult for me to play sports. I couldn’t do aerobics or even run because of sagging skin, and no diets and workouts helped me change this,” said one of our patients before her post-weight loss surgery.
Such patients have tremendous stress every time they look in the mirror and see this excess skin, they still experience emotional distress, even if they have lost lots of weight. Most patients think that losing weight will help them achieve ideal appearance; in reality, this is often only the first step on the path to excellence. But there is nothing to worry about because today there are so many options and solutions.
“I didn’t understand that cosmetic surgery is a great solution,” the patient said a few months after the surgery. “I thought it was not available to me, but I was wrong. I am glad that I took this opportunity, because post-weight loss surgery has changed my life.”
Cosmetic surgery helps you achieve the full effects of your journey to your ideal image. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer post-weight loss surgery for men and women in Atlanta, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. To learn more about post-weight loss surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation.