The decision to have bariatric surgery can change your life, giving you the help needed to lose excess weight. While bariatric surgery can be the tool that many need to finally lose 100 or more pounds, it does not shrink the skin or reshape the muscles and tissue. Many bariatric patients have a significant amount of excess, stretched skin after their weight loss success. At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we offer body lift post bariatric surgery to remove excess skin while tightening tissue and muscles.
When a large amount of weight is lost quickly, as is the case with bariatric surgery patients, it is common for excess, stretched skin to be left behind. Large flaps of skin around the stomach and back are the most restrictive and noticeable. Other areas include the upper arms, breasts, thighs and buttocks. A post-bariatric surgery body lift can address one or more of these areas at once.
What to Expect
Your body lift occurs while you are under general anesthesia and is typically performed as an out-patient procedure, though occasionally an overnight or 24-hour hospital stay is warranted due to a patient’s specific medical or age-related needs. Dr. Blaine has privileges at many local area hospitals in both Staten Island, Long Island and Manhattan. Those in a lower risk category can have their Body Lift performed in the AAAASF-certified operating suites at Blaine Plastic Surgery and will go home the same day.
Like any surgical procedure, it is important to have a trusted person accompany you to and from surgery. Some patients opt to hire a private duty nurse to assist and monitor vitals during the immediate postoperative period either at home or at a local area hotel (we are pleased to offer group rates at a local private, boutique hotel).
A body lift after bariatric weight loss surgery can be the final step to achieving the body you worked so hard to obtain. Once the excess skin is removed and the body is contoured, you can enjoy the self-confidence that comes with looking and feeling your best. To learn more about body lift post bariatric surgery, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery today. We will schedule an informative and private consultation with Dr. Christine Blaine at our clinic in Midtown NYC, Long Island or Staten Island.