Post Bariatric Body Lift and Contouring in Tempe, AZ
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss often have dramatic results. Because the procedure is reserved for patients who are very overweight, many men and women find themselves losing hundreds of pounds. But this leaves a sagging problem—the extra skin that once covered their larger bodies hangs loosely from the stomach, arms, legs and anywhere in between.
To remove the extra skin, patients may consider post bariatric body lift and contouring. The procedure will remove excess skin and smooth the supporting tissues underneath for a smoother body shape. Providers trained in the procedure can contour many areas including:
- The face (sagging neck skin or jowls)
- The breasts
- The stomach or belly area
- Inner and outer thighs
To learn more about post bariatric body lifts and contouring, please call (480) 771-9276 or contact Melody Gambrel online.
Who Is A Candidate For A Post Bariatric Body Lift?
Post bariatric body lifts are best for patients whose weight loss has stabilized. He or she should be a nonsmoker, and have logical, realistic goals about the outcomes of the surgery. A commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper fitness and healthy eating habits is also important. Before moving ahead, your healthcare provider will spend time talking with you to make sure you are prepared both mentally and physically for surgery.
How Is A Post Bariatric Body Lift Performed?
During surgery, your provider will remove excess skin and reshape the underlying tissue for a smoother body shape. He or she will make sure the cuts and stitches are in natural folds of the skin or in areas that can be easily hidden under clothes.
What To Expect After Post Bariatric Lift Surgery?
After surgery, bandages will be applied to your incisions. You will need to keep these clean and dry. Your provider will give you specific instructions about care, but here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Try to walk soon after surgery and drink plenty of fluids to prevent blood clots in your legs.
- You may go home with small thin tubes sewn in place under the skin to drain away fluid.
- You may need to avoid bending, straining or lifting for several weeks.
- For patients who have contouring of the thighs or abdomen, you may need to avoid standing totally upright for a few weeks.
- You will need someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for at least the first night.
Special Considerations Before A Post Bariatric Body Lift
Post bariatric body lifts may not be covered by insurance so make sure to check. If insurance doesn't cover the surgery, most providers will offer a payment plan. Make sure to understand the cost of your lift before you commit.
Also remember that each patient is different and your provider will do a thorough evaluation to make sure you don't have any health issues that could complicate the procedure.
You may also need to get authorization from your bariatric provider before your body lift procedure.
Request Additional Information
To request additional information about post bariatric body lift procedures, please call (480) 771-9276 or contact Melody Gambrel online.
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