Cosmetic Surgical Procedures After Massive Weight Loss
Procedures after weight loss
Once you’ve undergone bariatric surgery, you may be left with excess, sagging skin and loose muscles which cannot be dieted or exercised away. This can result in extreme self-consciousness and embarrassment. However, there are several extremely successful plastic surgical procedures known as after weight loss body contouring which can remove sagging skin, tighten muscles, and restore tone to the body.
Abdominoplasty and Panniculectomy: removal of loose skin after weight loss
An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes excess skin and tightens muscles around the abdomen, and is very effective at toning the body after extreme weight loss. It is also effective at correcting some post-pregnancy conditions.
However, a panniculectomy may be covered under certain conditions. Much like an abdominoplasty, panniculectomy is a surgical procedure to remove too much skin and fatty tissue. However, it only targets the tissue hanging below the waist. It doesn’t repair muscle separation or do anything above the waist.
Panniculectomy eligibility conditions
You may be covered under OHIP if you have lost 100lbs or more, and have other symptoms which significantly affect your daily living. For instance, you may be eligible if the loose skin extends below your hips and pubic area. Other symptoms include back problems, and skin disorders like rashes and ulcers caused by the excess fatty tissue and skin. Some patients find walking and even standing difficult due to this hanging skin and fat.
Liposuction can eliminate any residual stubborn fat that you may still have. While it’s not designed as a method of weight loss, it can improve your appearance significantly.
Dr. Kesarwani is a specialist in after weight loss procedures. These may include:
- Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
- Body Lift
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
Some may find the cost prohibitive for some of these procedures. We offer financing on all procedures, which can be a big help for those who have financial limitations. Call us now to get started at (416) 449-9983!