If you have undergone bariatric surgery, you know the joy of its results. Weight loss surgery gives patients an opportunity to enjoy a healthy, happy life. A lot of times, however, with weight loss surgery comes excess skin. If you are looking to improve your confidence and body image with post-bariatric cosmetic surgery, Dr. Frenzel can meet your needs.
Post-bariatric cosmetic surgery allows you to enjoy the product of your weight loss. Excess skin and loose tissue can stand in the way of your fresh start. Ensure that your body image reflects the dedication you have given toward your weight loss surgery. If you have undergone bariatric surgery or lost weight through traditional methods and have excess skin and loose tissue, post-bariatric cosmetic surgery may be the right decision for you.
There are a variety of post-bariatric plastic surgeries available to meet your specific needs. When your excess weight is primarily in your arms or abdomen, allow Dr. Frenzel to conduct the arm lift surgery or the abdominoplasty surgery. Giving you a tighter, sleeker body, you’ll anxiously await showing off your new body.
The arm lift surgery takes off excess skin and fat from the upper arms and improves tone and proportion. If you have undergone bariatric surgery, yet still hide behind long sleeves shirts, consider the arm lift procedure. This surgery gives you physical and emotional results—from toned arms to improved confidence.
During the arm lift surgery, excess skin and fat is removed from the arm, armpit, and chest regions. A small incision is made on the inner part of the arm that extends from the inner elbow and possibly into the armpit and chest. Liposuction is used to remove fatty tissue and excess skin is also removed. The skin is then pulled tight and sutured together. With firm arms, you can wear the clothes you’ve been waiting to get into.
The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is perfect for those who have recently lost a large amount of weight and have excess skin on the abdomen. With all of the weight you have shed, a tummy tuck can give you the final touches to obtaining your ideal body image.
By tightening the muscle structure and removing excess skin from the upper and lower abdomen, a full abdominoplasty leaves you with a flat stomach. This procedure takes place as Dr. Frenzel makes an incision above the pubic bone in the lower abdomen. The skin is lifted up to the rib cage area, while another small incision frees the belly button from the rest of the skin. By removing the excess skin, you receive the silhouette you want.
It is important to note that with both of these post-bariatric cosmetic surgeries, there are risks of scarring from the incision points. Though the scarring fades, you should understand this and all of the risks involved in post-bariatric cosmetic surgeries. For more information, set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Frenzel and discuss all of your questions and concerns.