Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Plastic Surgery located in Southlake, TX

Bariatric surgery can be life-saving for those with severe weight problems, but you likely have sagging, unsightly skin after significant weight loss. If you need help with this issue, talk to Tarik Madni, MD, in Southlake, Texas, about post-bariatric body contouring. Dr. Madni is a highly skilled plastic surgeon specializing in excess skin removal after weight loss surgery. Call Tarik Madni, MD, to arrange a post-bariatric body contouring evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Q & A

What is post-bariatric body contouring?

Post-bariatric body contouring removes the excess loose skin and remaining fatty pockets following bariatric (weight loss) surgery. It also improves the underlying support tissues to give your body better proportions and smoother contours.

Bariatric surgery is for people with severe weight problems when no other treatments help them shed excess weight. It involves adjusting the stomach and sometimes the small intestine to decrease how much you can eat, limit fat digestion, and restrict your appetite.

Surgeons reserve bariatric procedures for patients whose condition is causing life-threatening complications or puts them at considerable risk of problems like heart disease, strokes, organ failure, and Type 2 diabetes.

By the time your weight reaches such a dangerous level, the fat has stretched your skin beyond where it can spring back to its previous appearance. 

As a result, after considerable weight loss achieved through bariatric surgery, you’re left with large areas of excess skin for which the only solution is surgical removal.

What post-bariatric body contouring is available?

Post-bariatric body contouring surgeries Dr. Madni performs include:

  • Arm lifts to correct sagging upper arms
  • Mastopexy to lift sagging or flattened breasts
  • Lower body lifts for the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs
  • Medial thigh lifts to correct sagging inner thighs
  • Tummy tucks to remove skin hanging over your belly
  • Facelifts to tighten sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck

Dr. Madni recommends the procedures that best fit your needs after completing a physical exam, checking your medical history, and discussing your desired outcomes.

What should I expect from post-bariatric body contouring?

Just as your weight loss journey was unique, your post-bariatric body contouring experience will also be one-of-a-kind. You begin discussing your treatment goals with Dr. Madni and exploring all available options. The best approach is often a combination of the body contouring approaches mentioned above. Dr. Madni creates incisions to access the targeted tissues, making every effort to place incision lines where they’ll be concealed by your clothing once healed. 

He then removes excess fat and other tissues to refine the contouring in the area. Removing excess skin allows Dr. Madni to create a more streamlined profile when closing the incisions at the end of the procedure. You’ll receive detailed post-procedure care instructions before heading home. Adhering to these guidelines is the best way to ease your recovery process.  

Call Tarik Madni, MD, to discuss your post-bariatric body contouring needs, or book an appointment online today.