Finally achieving significant weight loss is a major victory, but many patients find that it is not the end of the road. With larger fluctuations in weight, the body’s other tissues can lag behind, resulting in loose and hanging skin. Dr. Gabbay is proud to offer patients post-bariatric plastic surgery in Beverly Hills to help you take those final steps toward achieving the body you have worked so hard for. Visit Gabbay Plastic Surgery to experience a lasting transformation.
What Is Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?
Also called plastic surgery after weight loss, post-bariatric plastic surgery is a unique type of procedure designed for patients who have had significant weight loss. This surgery helps to address the areas where fat has been lost and the skin remains loose, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, chest, neck, and face. The goal is to remove excess skin in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing body contour that can emphasize the lost weight through a tighter body. Patients tend to seek out this procedure after weight loss because their skin cannot tighten naturally after more drastic weight changes. Despite having achieved a lower body weight, it can still be a challenge to feel confident due to excess skin.
What Procedures Does Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Involve?
The types of procedures that are right for you will depend on what areas of the body have undergone the most weight loss. For most patients, this will be the abdominal area, but the arms, face, and thighs are also common treatment areas. The post-bariatric plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Gabbay offers include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal area
- Upper arm lift to reduce sagging skin on the upper arms
- Thigh lift to address loose skin on the thighs
- Breast lift or Breast augmentation to reshape and firm the breasts
- Neck lift to tighten lax neck skin
- Facelift to improve facial appearance
Is Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Right for Me?
- Having maintained a stable weight for at least 6 months
- Being in good overall health
- Not having any medical conditions that could interfere with healing post-surgery
If plastic surgery is the right path for you to achieve your goals, Dr. Gabbay can help you plan out your surgical journey and get started on the path toward lasting results. From your consultation onward, he will work closely with you to understand your goals and what procedures to match you with to achieve them.
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Procedure and Results
Each patient’s procedure plan will vary, but a typical surgery will last about two hours. Before your procedure, the patient receives appropriate anesthesia or sedation to ensure a fully comfortable surgery. Once Dr. Gabbay has ensured you are ready and comfortable, he will progress through your procedure according to your individualized plan. For some patients, they may need only one operation, while others who want to treat multiple areas may need two or more surgeries for full results.
After the procedure, Dr. Gabbay will confirm that everything looks appropriate before you will return home. Recovery takes about two weeks initially, during which patients are expected to take time away from work or physical activity. As you heal, Dr. Gabbay may have you come back for checkup visits to ensure that your recovery is progressing as expected.
Patients will be able to notice results immediately, as the surgery removes excess skin at once. However, it can take several weeks to a couple of months for your final results to appear once all the swelling has subsided. By following the post-surgery care instructions provided by Dr. Gabbay, you can reduce your risk of complications and help move along your recovery process.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Gabbay and his team are excited to help you along the journey of your plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. To learn more about plastic surgery and how it can help you overcome your body’s limits, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your body confidence and see the rewards of all your hard work!