Some Mexicali Bariatric Center patients who have lost their excess weight with the aid of bariatric surgery are disappointed to find that they still have not achieved their dream figure. Often, major fluctuations in weight can cause the skin to lose its elasticity. Once this happens, the skin cannot shrink back to a smaller size or shape after the excess weight is lost, leading to lax, sagging skin that hangs off the body.

Thankfully, the following plastic surgery procedures can help remove excess skin and stubborn localized deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, as well as repair any weakened supporting tissue structures.

Abdominoplasty – Commonly referred to as “tummy tuck” surgery, abdominoplasty is performed to eliminate excess abdominal skin and stubborn pockets of fat, as well as to repair greatly weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This results in a firmer, flatter midsection.

Body Lift – Body lift surgical procedures actually encompass an entire category of plastic surgery procedures designed to remove sagging skin and localized fat from a specific area of the body, as well as to restore tone to any weakened underlying tissues. A plastic surgeon can perform thigh lift, buttock lift or lower-body lift surgery to help contour these areas of the body.

Brachioplasty – Also known as “arm lift” surgery, brachioplasty is a type of body lift contouring procedure designed to contour the upper arm area. Brachioplasty can help improve the look of “bat wings” — the loose skin that often hangs off the upper arms after weight loss with bariatric surgery.

Mastopexy – After massive weight loss (or breastfeeding), the breasts can start to sag and / or look deflated. The nipples might point toward the ground instead of straight ahead. Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, can correct these aesthetic issues. With mastopexy, the plastic surgeon removes the excess skin, reshapes the breast tissue, moves the breast to a higher position on the chest wall and, in some cases, moves the nipple to a higher position on the breast. The result is perkier, younger-looking breasts. Mastopexy can also be performed with the use of breast implants to restore volume to breasts that look flat like a pancake.

Now that you have lost the excess weight, you deserve to get the body you desire. Bariatric surgery has helped you lose weight. Now, allow body contouring plastic surgery to help you sculpt your “problem areas,” so you can finally achieve your ideal figure.

If you have any questions, please visit our website at http://www.mexicalibariatric.com/ or contact our office by calling 888-344-3916.