Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
Body Contouring. Many obese patients, with the help of bariatric surgeries and the healthy lifestyle they adopt, are able to lose a lot of their extra pounds.
The big problem that is created after the restoration of normal weight concerns the great laxity and excess skin in areas of the body such as the abdomen, the inner part of the thighs, the arms, the chest and the face.
This excess skin often is highlighted with the usual symptoms of chronic irritation – dermatitis, prevents appearance and movement, and constantly reminds the previous state of the body.
The whole of Plastic Surgery interventions addressed to patients after massive weight loss is called body contouring.
The goal is to get the patient safely an acceptable appearance aesthetically and functionally and to restore his / her psychological and emotional health.
Bariatric patients are a special group of patients with many concomitant diseases and problems and therefore need to be examined preoperative in detail.
These surgical interventions are performed with general anesthesia. It is very important, when a combination of procedures is performed, that there is a group of plastic surgeons who will perform them in order to reduce the duration of the operation, which is very important for those patients who are already overloaded.
These surgical procedures of Plastic Surgery include abdominoplasty, thigh and buttock lift, upper trunk lift, arm lift and facelift.