Weight Loss Surgery
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
Eliminate Loose, Saggy Skin after Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Anshu Gupta has extensive training and experience in body contouring after weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Known as post-bariatric or post-weight loss body contouring, these procedures are designed for the person that has lost a significant amount of excess weight, yet is left with loose, saggy skin and undefined contours. If you identify with that description, Dr. Gupta can design a custom treatment plan for you, based on your unique needs and goals. He is diligent about recommending the most suitable procedures and thoroughly educating you on what to expect and how to prepare. He often likes to start the process early (even while you are still losing weight) so you completely understand the upcoming surgical plans.
Dr. Gupta is an angel! He truly changed my life! He had such an amazing and caring disposition! He went above and beyond to make sure that I was treated with care! I felt like his only patient, because he always gave me his undivided attention. He removed 10 lbs of skin! Think about that the next time you pick up a 10 lb. bag of potatoes! I have no more stretch marks on my tummy! No more scar down the center that reminded me every day of a horrible time in my life! He removed all of the ugliness and gave me a flat tummy that I absolutely love! I can’t thank him enough! He is like family to me and I have referred several people to him. Anyone who meets him agrees that he is such a special person and feel just as blessed as I do to have him as their doctor! I am eternally grateful to him and words can’t describe how much I appreciate all he has done for me! I am looking forward to my next upgrade!
What Does Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Entail?
Post-bariatric body contouring is ideal for the bariatric surgery patient that is unhappy with sagging skin in multiple areas, including the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, breasts, face and neck. This skin could cause painful chafing/rashes, make it difficult to fit into clothing and affect self-esteem and confidence.
If you are interested in pursuing body contouring after weight loss, you should be physically and mentally healthy, not smoke and have reasonable expectations of surgery. Understand that even though surgery will make marked improvements in your shape, your body will continue to age over time. Dr. Gupta will discuss these points with you in more detail during a personal consultation.
Every patient has different needs and a specific idea of how they would like to look after surgery. Based on your case, your post-bariatric body contouring treatment plan could include any of the following:
Lower body lift: tightens loose skin around the lower body to reshape the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and hips. The procedure is performed through an incision around the back of the hips to the front of the thighs.
Arm lift: removes excess skin and fat deposits for a slimmer and more toned upper arm contour. Arm lift is performed through an incision placed on the inside or back of the arm.
Thigh lift: removes extra skin and fat for leaner and more proportional-looking thighs. The surgical incisions are made on the inner, upper thigh (or in the groin crease).
Breast lift: removes excess skin and reshapes the breast mound higher on the chest wall. Some women opt to combine breast lift with breast augmentation for larger breasts or breast reduction for smaller breasts.
Tummy tuck: removes excess skin from the lower abdomen (that pools to create a “pooch”) and repairs weakened/separated muscles to create a flatter abdominal profile. The tummy tuck procedure also repositions the belly button higher on the abdomen. The incision is made right above the pubic hairline and runs from hipbone to hipbone.
Learn More about Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight and are left with irritating loose skin and a poorly defined shape, body contouring can help. Contact Dr. Gupta at Verve Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation to discuss your options. Call (760) 436-7600 today!