When a person is morbidly obese, it can negatively affect their life in virtually every way. First of all, it is likely that they have a low level of self-confidence. And this can lead to many issues, such as emotional problems and even depression. Of course, being morbidly obese is also detrimental to a person’s overall health. It can lead to a number of unfortunate, and oftentimes preventable, conditions and diseases. Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a group of procedures performed on severely obese patients who have not been able to lose weight through more conventional means. In bariatric surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced. Although this surgery can definitely work wonders, many patients who undergo it are left with loose skin all around their body. If this sounds like your situation, you may want to learn more information about post-bariatric surgery.
What is Post-Bariatric Surgery?
As the name suggests, post-bariatric surgery is performed after the patient has undergone weight loss surgery. The main goal of the surgery is to treat excess and loose skin. During the procedure, some skin and fat may be removed, and the surgeon can tighten the remaining skin and underlying muscles.
Post-bariatric surgery typically includes a combination of procedures since the patient’s entire body is usually being addressed. Common procedures include an arm lift, a breast lift, a thigh lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a buttock lift. However, the procedure is customized for each and every patient.
What to Expect After Your Procedure
It is important to note that post-bariatric surgery does involve a recovery. The extent of your recovery will depend on a variety of factors, including what procedures were performed. Our team will make sure to provide you with a list of instructions regarding healing. It is important to take it as easy as possible as you recover. Once you have fully healed, you can enjoy the results of your procedure.
Make an Appointment with Us Today
During a consultation at the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD, our surgeon can describe the various types of procedures that are available and recommend whatever is the best option. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Baton Rouge.