Plastic Surgery

The whole aim of bariatric surgery is weight loss and usually the more the better. Inevitably in some people this will lead to a surplus of stretched skin that may lead to further problems and a desire for reduction. In many cases losing this extra skin contributes to the final psychological lift to the patients self esteem or is needed to resolve skin infection problems.

How likely this occurs depends on:

  • The amount of weight loss
  • The distribution of the lost weight
  • The age of the patient
  • Sex of patient
  • Patients perception

Just like after pregnancy, some women can regain their skin tone better than others without much residual stretched skin.

Usually plastic surgery is delayed until 6-12 months has elapsed and until the weight loss has plateaued

The types of skin reduction surgery performed includes:

  • Radical abdominoplasty
  • Total Body Lift
  • Breast lift and reduction
  • Thigh or arm Brachioplasty
  • universite de montreal
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • mount sinai
  • Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz Hospital
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • King Khalid University Hospital
  • American Association of Bariatric Counselors
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • mc gill
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • surgery for obesity and related diseases
  • The International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • juniper online journal of case studies
  • Obesity Medicine
  • journal of universal surgery
  • american journal of innovative research & applied sciences
  • asian council of science editors
  • medcrave
  • APMBSS
  • insight knowledge
  •  American College of Surgeons