Post-Weight Loss or Post Bariatric Surgery in Parker County

While bariatric or weight loss surgery can help with weight loss, many patients are left with excess, loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise.  Many of these patients will seek out post-bariatric surgery to address this excess skin and give them the contour they desire.

Depending on how much weight you lose, you may benefit from body contouring procedures from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Steele that will tighten skin and muscle and improve the contours of your breast, abdomen, waist, and buttock.

Before considering post-weight loss or post bariatric surgery in Parker County, it is important that you are close to your goal weight and that you have a stable diet and exercise program.

Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss

Substantial weight loss typically leads to loss of skin elasticity and loose skin, which does not always match your new smaller body size. Post-weight loss or post bariatric surgery in Parker County will remove excess sagging skin and fat and tighten underlying support tissue to give you better proportions and smoother contours.

Lower Body Lift

Body lifts (360-degree tummy tucks) are recommended for individuals who have circumferential skin excess and laxity. A lower body lift will address the abdominal area, buttocks, and thighs. This procedure is often combined with liposuction to address any areas of excess fat in combination elevation of the sagging buttock and thighs.  Excess skin is removed, and the abdominal wall is tightened.  Good candidates must commit to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper fitness and nutrition to maintain these results.

Tummy Tuck

After substantial weight loss, you may also benefit from tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure is recommended for patients who only have excess skin involving their abdomen.  This surgery removes the apron of excess skin that hangs over the pubic area. You should be close to your ideal weight before committing to tummy tuck surgery since significant weight fluctuations, including pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, will negatively affect the results.

During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Steele will remove excess skin and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. Since the surgery requires stretching skin, your belly button will be repositioned to a more ideal position on your abdomen.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, addresses the excess skin and fat of the upper arm. Exercise and weight loss can help reduce fat in the area, but no amount of exercise will correct excess, loose skin.

Tightening and smoothing the underlying tissue will redefine the shape of your arms. During the surgery, liposuction is often used to eliminate localized areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. As with other body contouring procedures, any fluctuations in weight can negatively affect the results of the surgery.

Breast Surgeries

After significant weight loss, you may need breast reduction, augmentation, or breast lift surgery to correct sagging breasts, remove excess skin, and add volume to the upper pole to give a more aesthetic appearance.  This is true for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight. In some cases, the areola may have become enlarged with weight gain, which can also be addressed.

Facial Procedures After Major Weight Loss

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, helps eliminate excess skin and fat that can cause jowls along the jawline, a double chin, and excess skin in the neck.

After bariatric surgery, there are unique challenges for individuals seeking a facelift. The large amount of redundant skin requires a technical approach that targets the unique characteristics of people who have lost a large amount of weight. The loss of underlying fat and decreased skin thickness create challenges to the facelift procedure, which advanced surgical techniques have been developed to overcome.

In addition to a facelift, you may also benefit from a brow lift or eyelid surgery to help rejuvenate your overall appearance. While these procedures can help remove excess skin, following recovery, noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels, RF microneedling, and lasers can improve the quality and texture of your skin after post-weight loss or post bariatric surgery in Parker County.

Consultations for Post-Weight Loss or Post Bariatric Surgery Are Available Now in Parker County

A post-weight loss or post-bariatric surgery in Parker County can help remove excess skin or recalcitrant fat that remains and give you the body you have worked so hard to achieve. These procedures result in a smoother and firmer silhouette so you can show off your new body and weight loss.

Call our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Steele will answer your questions and work with you to develop a personalized surgery plan that is right for you.