Cosmetic surgeries are recommended in individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and subsequent weight loss program to improve the shape of the body and provide smoother contours. Following weight loss surgeries, the skin and tissues that have lost elasticity need to be surgically corrected. The common areas that need cosmetic surgery are abdomen, arms and thighs.
Various surgeries are performed to achieve the perfect shape and structure of the body. These include
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall muscles to restore a firm and toned abdomen.
Brachioplasty, also known as arm lift is a procedure that removes excessive fat and skin over the underarm and elbow. It helps in toning your arms and providing an appealing contour to them. This procedure may not be appropriate for individuals with repeated armpit infections, excessive underarm sweating, and those who have undergone mastectomy earlier.
Medial thigh lift
Medial thigh lift surgery lifts the hanging skin of the inner thighs. During the surgery, the loose and excessive hanging skin below the thigh is removed and tightened. Thigh lift also helps to remove the dimpled appearance of the thigh which is caused by loss of elasticity and bulging of underling superficial fat.