Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Doylestown
Why is it that when people have a tremendous weight loss, they don’t look as healthy as they should?
It’s because sometimes they have excess skin on that crates wrinkles and sags on their face and body; most commonly their abdominal and thigh areas.
If you have had bariatric surgery or a gastric bypass, you may find that, after weight loss, your skin is not as taut as you would like it to be. Plastic Surgery Associates can help you regain your confidence with a tummy tuck or a facelift after weight loss. Whether you have had stomach stapling or a lap band, we can help you complete your weight loss journey and feel better about the way you look.
Dr. Silberman, a renowned plastic surgeon in Bucks County and Philadelphia, offers plastic surgery services to remove sagging skin left over from weight loss. We tighten the skin in the abdominal, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, breasts and facial area to give you a healthier, more youthful glow. We like to think of it as the final step towards a healthier lifestyle.
Post-bariatric surgery includes abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a belt lipectomy (lower body lift) depending on the extent of excess skin. Also, there can be the need for thigh lifts, brachioplasty and mastopexy augmentation.
The abdominoplasty removes extra skin and fat from the abdominal area. This procedure starts with a horizontal incision between the navel and the pubic area. Through this cut, Dr. Silberman brings together weakened and separated abdominal muscles. A second incision around the navel removes the excess skin. We recommend that you wait 12 to 24 months after their gastric bypass or lap band operation. It gives you time to recover and let the operation take its fullest effect.
A belt lipectomy reshapes the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. During the procedure, Dr. Silberman will make an incision around your bellybutton and make a cut on your lower abdomen. He will remove extra tissue and skin, and may use liposuction to remove extra fat. The tissue covering your abdomen is stitched together to tighten it. Extra tissue and fat may also be removed from your thighs, back and pubic area. Lastly, a new hole will be made for your bellybutton.
A brachioplasty removes loose skin and excess fat from the upper arm. Dr. Silberman will make long cuts through the skin to remove the skin and fat, and then lift the remaining skin and tissue for a smooth, tight look. Liposuction may be required depending on the amount to be removed.
Mastopexy augmentations correct the size, contour and elevation of the breast. Dr. Silberman will make an incision in one of three ways: around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the crease of the breast, or around the areola, vertically down to the crease of the breast and then horizontally along the crease. The breast is then lifted and reshaped, and the nipple and areola are repositioned. The incision lines are mostly concealed in the natural contours of the breast.
Facelifts are usually linked with aging people, but bariatric surgery patients can use them too. When fat deposits leave the face, rounded cheeks begin to sag with extra skin. Wrinkles start to appear on the upper part of the cheekbones. Post-bariatric facelift surgery works by making an incision along the hairline at the temples and around the ears. The face is then repositioned, and excess skin trimmed.