Post-Bariatric Body Lift
Surgery After Weight Loss for the Philadelphia Area
After people lose a considerable amount of weight, they can disappointed to discover they did not achieve the ideal figure they had envisioned, due to their slimmer, sleeker contours being hidden beneath sagging skin. Dr. Scott D. Chapin offers post-bariatric body lift surgery at his Doylestown practice to solve this problem by contouring the body. This can be achieved by eliminating that loose, excess skin.
Why does this happen? Once the skin has been excessively stretched out by large and numerous fat cells, it can lose its elasticity, which makes it difficult—if not impossible—for it to return to its original shape or size once the fat cells shrink or are reduced in number. In addition to aesthetic concerns, loose skin can lead to rashes, infections, and other health issues under the folds of the skin. Massive weight loss patients deserve peace of mind—and the figure they worked so hard to achieve. Dr. Chapin can help patients attain the appearance they imagined with a post-bariatric body lift.
A post-bariatric body lift can:
- Tighten loose, sagging skin after weight loss
- Restore the contour of the body
- Create a sleeker figure
- Increase self confidence and body image
Our Customized Approach to a Post-Bariatric Body Lift
Dr. Chapin has significant experience in a variety of body contouring procedures that eliminate excess skin, any of which may be included in a post-bariatric body lift. He will draw on his years of surgical success to provide a customized plan to help you attain your aesthetic goals. These procedures can include brachioplasty, also known as arm lift surgery; lower body lift; buttock lift; thigh lift; and abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Generally, two or more body contouring procedures are performed in conjunction with each other to achieve optimal results. Dr. Chapin can provide post-bariatric patients with comprehensive body lift surgery options that help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
Surgical body lift procedures require an incision in the targeted areas. However, Dr. Chapin strategically places the incisions in a discreet location that is easily concealed by clothing or the body’s natural shape. Excess skin, fat, and other tissues are removed from the targeted areas during a post-bariatric body lift to restore a flatter, tighter figure. Liposuction is often performed simultaneously to eliminate any stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Chapin will repair any underlying musculature that may be damaged by utilizing internal sutures. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and realigned as needed before closing the incisions with sutures or surgical adhesive tape, applying the final dressings.
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
The Day of Your Post-Bariatric Body Lift Procedure
Patients who choose a post-bariatric body lift with Dr. Chapin will go under general anesthesia for their surgery at a AAA-certified Bucks or Montgomery County facility. You will go over the procedure details with Dr. Chapin and his team on the day of the surgery itself.
Though there are many variations on post-bariatric body lift surgery, it generally takes about five hours to perform. The exact duration will vary based on the complexity of each situation and which plastic surgery procedures have been elected for inclusion in the post-bariatric body lift. Dr. Chapin aims to provide exceptional and comprehensive care after the procedure to maximize comfort.
Post-Bariatric Body Lift Recovery
It is common for post-bariatric body lift patients to experience swelling, bruising, tenderness, discomfort, or pain in areas where skin and fat have been removed. Ice packs and oral pain medication will help relieve discomfort during the initial recovery period, and these effects will taper naturally during the healing process. Anyone undergoing post-bariatric body lift should plan to take about two weeks off from work or other typical daily routines. During this time, it is crucial to avoid any strenuous activity and to get plenty of rest. Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions, as well as monitor patients and advice them on the best timing for resuming exercise and other daily activities.
Results are best maintained by sticking to a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, so as to maintain a stable weight. Patients who expect their weight to fluctuate in the future should wait until it stabilizes before getting a post-bariatric body lift.
Dr. Scott Chapin serves patients in Bucks and Montgomery counties and beyond. To learn more about a post-bariatric body lift in the Philadelphia area, or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.