Body Contouring Surgery after Massive Weight Loss in Kansas City
Bariatric surgery is a great and effective way for obese men and women to achieve a healthy size and eliminate large amounts of excess fat quickly. Each year, thousands of men and women undergo procedures like gastric bypass surgery to help regain their health and ultimately turn their lives around. Losing this much weight so quickly can leave a person with large flaps of excess skin throughout the body, leading to further embarrassment and frustration. Oftentimes, people are even discouraged after losing a large amount of weight because they now are faced with a new issue of dealing with excess skin once their weight loss goal has been achieved.
The Truman team knows that the excess skin is a serious worry for many people and we want you to know that you don’t have to live with it. With post-bariatric body contouring surgery in Kasas City, Dr. Aylward and our surgical team can help to tighten your body’s contours and eliminate the sagging and hanging skin so you can enjoy your new body and continue to live a healthy life.
Deciding to Undergo Body Contouring Surgery
Whether you have lost a large amount of weight with bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, there is a good chance you will have excess skin hanging off areas such as your abdomen, arms and legs. Despite now being at a healthy weight, this problem with excess skin can make it still difficult to find properly fitting clothing, and may even lead to more embarrassment and self-consciousness. Hanging skin folds can also lead to rashes and infections as well.
The unfortunate truth is that no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of the excess skin. Surgery is needed to tighten the body’s contours and achieve a natural shape. While these procedures are not intended to remove excess fat, you may combine your surgery with liposuction for those stubborn areas that just won’t go away.
Your Body Contouring Surgery
There are various different procedures you and Dr. Aylward will discuss during your consultation. Each patient’s body contouring after massive weight loss surgery will be customized toward their own specific condition.
Your procedure will include a combination of one or more of the following procedures:
- Body lift (belt lipectomy)
- Tummy tuck
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Breast lift
- Face/Neck lift
Each procedure consists of removing excess skin and reshaping the underlying muscles and tissue to make for a slimmer contour.
Body Contouring Recovery
Compression garments and surgical drains are often necessary following a body contouring procedure. However, the length of your recovery period will vary based on which procedures were performed. You have the option of having each surgery performed individually and spread out over time versus having two procedures combined in one operation.