Obesity is a medical condition that involves a patient having an excessive amount of body fat, which can put them at risk for serious health problems. Many patients who struggle with excessive weight feel insecure and have tried many different ways to lose weight with no luck. And even after successfully ridding themselves of those extra pounds, some patients may still feel self-conscious about their appearance due to loose skin and other issues that may have developed. At The Aesthetic Institute, our post-weight loss procedures can tone and shape your body to give you a smoother, more contoured figure.
What Is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery can enhance weight loss for people who are struggling with obesity and have not achieved long-term success with other strategies. During your surgery, your surgeon will reduce the stomach’s storage capacity, limiting food intake and making you feel full faster.
Whether you have chosen to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight or have lost it using other methods, weight loss comes with a host of benefits, such as:
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Relief from depression and joint pain
- Improved self-esteem
- Elimination of sleep apnea
- Reduced risk of heart disease and other medical conditions
Obesity can cause your skin and tissue to lose elasticity. Following your bariatric surgery, your skin may begin to sag in multiple areas of the body. This is extremely common, and the extent of your weight loss can play a significant role in how your skin will look. Post-bariatric surgery procedures can tighten, sculpt, and trim the following areas to help you reach the final step of your transformation:
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, addresses laxity around the belly area. It treats a protruding abdomen by removing the excess abdominal skin and tightening weak abdominal muscles that may cause a stomach pooch. Tummy tuck surgery can also produce a smoother, firmer abdominal surface and an improved silhouette following your weight loss.
Breast lift surgery is designed for patients who have breasts that are sagging or that look flat and deflated after losing a significant amount of weight. This surgical procedure can restore the breasts to a more youthful position as it addresses sagging of the breasts (ptosis) by lifting and removing excess skin. Breast lift surgery can also be combined with breast augmentation for patients who have experienced volume loss.
Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits you may not be able to get rid of through diet and exercise to sculpt and define your body contour. It can give you a more toned, slimmer appearance in trouble spots such as the arms, back, abdomen, stomach, thighs, and buttocks. Liposuction can also be combined with tummy tuck surgery to provide you with maximum body contouring results.
To learn more about our post-weight loss procedures, contact our office by calling (714) 312-3549.